This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringle@va.vog, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The diagnostic radiologist provides a spectrum of image interpretation, image-guided procedures and patient care services within the specialty of Diagnostic Radiology and may also possess additional subspecialty expertise. In addition to the clinical practice of general diagnostic radiology, other duties include contributions to quality assurance and performance improvement, oversight of technical quality, education of staff and trainees, committee assignments and other activities that support clinical operations and the mission, values and goals of the VA and the Medical Center. Provide expertise and support in various facets of Diagnostic Radiology and patient care. The incumbent largely functions independently without direct supervision, maintains self-directed exam workflow, quality control and safety. Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. Support patient care services with reports timely to the care being delivered with the method of communication appropriate to the level of clinical importance or acuity. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: review exam requests for appropriateness, prescribe exam protocols, provide oversight of technical image quality, provide clinical oversight of medication administration, provide oversight and serve as resource for radiation and MRI safety, provide oversight and serve as resource for infection control practices. Participate in various aspects of quality assurance such as peer review, protocol review, appropriateness criteria and performance improvement. Interact with patients to obtain relevant clinical history and physical exam findings within the scope of radiology practice, provide education to patients and support, obtain informed consent, issue disclosures when appropriate, document in CPRS, enter orders in CPRS, and other aspects of physician practice. Integrate resources to provide current, optimal care: consult colleagues, research literature, maintain continuing education and other sources of current practice. Participate in Imaging and general medical staff meetings, committee assignments, tumor board, compliance, and other components of an organized medical staff. Participate in clinical conferences and committees as assigned. Support academic affiliations in technologist, radiologic assistant, medical student, resident and other teaching programs that involve the Imaging Service. Provide clinical experience, cognitive development, and other aspects of effective teaching. Assigned work shifts will cover 80 hours per pay period as agreed upon with the Chief of Imaging. Diagnostic Radiologists will rotate night, evening, weekend and holiday general Radiology call. A General Radiologist reports to the Assistant Chief of the Imaging Service as the first line report who provides general supervision of clinical and administrative functions and completes annual appraisal. In the absence of an Assistant Chief of the Imaging Service, the Imaging Service Chief will serve as the first line report. The Chief of Staff provides overall guidance of medical practice in the medical center. Work Schedule: Varied Schedule
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