The Radiology Service at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona provides Radiology subspecialty services, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services to Veterans across central Arizona. **Periodically, lists of eligible applicants can be requested by the selecting officials prior to the closing date of the announcement. Announcement can close prior to the closing date if an ideal applicant is selected.** Seeking two Radiologist for two different shifts. One with the experience in subspecialty imaging exams and the other in Chest and Cardiothoracic imaging exams. The Radiology Service is one of the largest clinical departments at PVAHCS with over 116 employees in 9 specialty divisions, including: Staff Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Services, CT Services, Nuclear Medicine Services, Ultrasound Services, Breast Imaging Services, Diagnostic Radiology, MRI Services, and Clerical Services. Each of these divisions has its own special procedures and systems of patient flow and scheduling, quality monitoring and maintenance, and compliance with standards and regulations. Radiologists at the PVAHCS will rotate night and evening coverage and weekend call with the remainder of the radiology physicians. Normal work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm (or other 8 hour tour as agreed upon with the Chief of Radiology). Duties include by not limited to: Administration - Radiologists may participate in supervision of on-board personnel, evaluation of prospective new hires, oversee compliance with all applicable regulations/accreditation, and address patient complaints. Radiologists will also participate in the random peer-review process of other physicians within the department. Radiologists may be required to respond to issues, inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, and national investigative bodies. Radiologists are encouraged to participate as a member of a variety of Radiology Service and PVAHCS-wide committees, including for systems redesign and quality improvement projects. The incumbent will carry out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. He or she will demonstrate interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals, whether they are supervisees, peers, or supervisors and leaders both at PVAHCS and at higher levels. Patient Care - Radiologists will be expected to provide direct patient care in his/her specialty area 90-100% of the time. This responsibility will include: Evaluating and prioritizing radiology orders Ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory studies Ordering hydration for CT exams Protocolling and approving complex imaging exams Timely and accurate reporting of a variety of complex imaging exams Notifying providers of critical imaging results Performing interventional procedures (if applicable to area of practice) All patient data, (radiology reports, requests for laboratory studies, etc.) shall be entered into the patient's chart electronically. Documentation of care will be in accordance with the bylaws, policy, and regulations established by the VA and PVAHCS or the facility in which the care is provided. All VA reports will be completed on each patient examined to include appropriate CPT codes and diagnosis. Care will be compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. Teaching - Radiologists may function part-time as a Radiology-Educator for medical and other health care trainees including students, resident physicians and fellows as part of his/her duties as a member of the department. He/she may present formal educational material from time to time in various venues such as Grand Rounds, etc. The incumbent will also demonstrate appropriate professional behavior and correct procedures for maintaining records, evaluating and monitoring personnel, and other administrative functions. Research - Radiologists may be expected to mentor junior faculty, fellows, and others on research projects that they wish to develop. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OR 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.