Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Regular Ft) - Chief of Imaging (Radiologist) in Iowa City, Iowa
Summary The Iowa City VA Health Care System is recruiting for a full time Radiologist-Chief of Imaging located at the Iowa City VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. NOTE: This is an open and continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred on a bi-weekly basis until the position is filled. Responsibilities The Chief of the Imaging Service Line is responsible for the overall management, planning, organization, direction, and control of all programs within the department. The Chief is responsible for fiscal oversight, patient satisfaction, patient care delivery, and appropriate interface with all other services of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. The Chief of Imaging position comes with both clinical and administrative roles. The physician is responsible for the overall operation of the Imaging Service Line, whose mission is to provide a continuum of quality radiology care to our Veterans in the area. Some major duties of the position are: Supervises on-board personnel, evaluates prospective new hires, oversees compliance with all applicable regulations, addressing patient complaints, credentialing and peer-review issues, and inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, and national investigative bodies. Participates as a member and/or leader of Imaging and facility-wide committees responsible for peer review, accreditation, and systems redesign and quality improvement projects, as assigned by the Office of the Chief of Staff. Carries out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrates interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills that establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals, whether they are direct reports, peers, or supervisors and leaders both at the facility and at higher levels. Provides direct patient care in his/her specialty area approximately 25-40% of the time; which includes, evaluating and prioritizing radiology orders, ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory studies, protocoling and approving complex imaging exams, notifying providers of critical imaging results. Completes all VA reports on each patient examined to include appropriate CPT codes and diagnosis. May function as a part-time 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. Fosters an environment of mutual respect and free communication and promotes a culture of safety in which individuals will feel free to point out problems and deficiencies without fear of retaliation. Works to impart an expectation of individual sacrifice for the good of the Veterans service by the Imaging department. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be paid in accordance with Federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate; determination upon selection and the selectee must sign a service agreement. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Federal Employee Retirement System (5 years' vesting) and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-Federal 401k equivalent) with up to 5% in matching contributions. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many Federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or Territory Malpractice: Free liability protection Virtual: Not authorized Telework: Not available Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Board Certified Radiologist. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Education Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.