Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is seeking a Physician Chief, Radiology with proven leadership skills and a vision for the future to join our team of dedicated professionals who provide health care to veterans that is second to none.
Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, this recruitment will be terminated.
Note 1: Reimbursement for travel and relocation expenses are authorized.
Newly appointed federal employees may be entitled to receive reimbursement for enroute transportation for self and family; per diem for self; shipment of household goods and temporary storage of household goods for up to 90 days.
Transferring federal employees may be entitled to receive reimbursement for enroute transportation and per diem for self and family; shipment of household goods; temporary storage of household goods for up to 90 days.
Note 2: Recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. (subject to eligibility and approval) .
Note 3: Once appointed, If you meet all established criteria, you may be eligible to apply for partial student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), subject to available funding. You will be required to make contact with the Program Coordinator in Human Resources within 30 days of your appointment date to confirm your eligibility and initiate application paperwork.
Note 4: Physician is required to be a collaborating physician for one or more mid-level providers upon request.
The Chief, Radiology Service is responsible for the overall leadership of the service and ensures the quality of medical services provided, the education and training of professional staff, and the safety and ethical conduct of employees assigned to the service line. The incumbent serves as the primary point of accountability in the service and maximizes the efficient use of available resources. In order to accomplish this, the Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine and Specialty Service is involved in providing the framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving the health care services that are responsive to community patient needs and that improve patient health outcomes within the service. The position requires knowledge and understanding of safety, imaging procedures, relevant accreditation standards including those of Joint Commission, College of American Radiologists, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The position requires the ability to effectively work with the Medical Staff and the administrative staff to ensure appropriate services are available when needed.
The Chief, Radiology Service will provide diagnosis and interpretation for radiology exams which are performed in Diagnostic Services. The incumbent will coordinate/make work assignments as needed to improve and optimize patient care exam results. The Chief, Radiology will consult with technologists on questions regarding exams performed within the service. The incumbent will also serve as a primary or secondary supervisor for the department, supervising technologists and administrative personnel of the Service and ensue that all Medical Center performance measures and all regulatory standards are met with any supporting documentation required. Expertise in interpreting MRI studies is preferred. Although this service is not currently offered at the TVAMC, the addition of this modality may take place in the future. The ability to interpret Echocardiograms would also be considered a desired skill. The incumbent is accountable for the assessment of the imaging portion of the health care delivery at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center as well as maintaining an overall plan for the delivery of services to patients consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration. The incumbent will also collaborate with the Chief of Staff to develop and execute a strategic plan and annual budget for the Imaging Service. The incumbent serves as a key clinical resource related to diagnostic imaging for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff. The role of this position is to provide patient care approximately 80% of the time and administrative duties 20% of the time.
The selected Radiologist's scope of practice includes but is not limited to:
- Interprets general radiology examinations (plain film, CT, US, MRI, DEXA) as provided.
- Performs fluoroscopic examinations (contrast and non-contrast) with the assistance of a licensed Technologist.
- Assists providers in performance of specialized examinations when requested.
- Interprets CT and MRI examinations of the head, neck, body, spine, and some extremities.
- Interprets ultrasound examinations of the internal organs, thyroid, scrotum, etc.
- Interprets duplex carotid studies as provided by Doppler ultrasound examination.
- Participates in Quality Management activities such as image quality, clerical checks, peer review and other activities as required.
- Periodically reviews imaging policy and procedures and recommends updates/changes to the ACOS for Specialty
Care for implementation and support the coordination of the services daily functioning as needed.
- Serves as the radiation safety officer for the medical center
- Other duties of the Chief Radiology will include membership on several Medical center committees and other activities assigned by the Management of the Medical Center.
The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics and attributes:
Administrative and clinical experience
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Proven leadership skills
Embraces and initiates new clinical programs and technologies
Effective management and operations experience
Has a vision for the future
Advocates for clinical research
Interested in the pursuit of excellence
Work Schedule: Full Time
Financial Disclosure Report: Required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
US Citizens and Status Candidates