Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) The Body radiologist serves as a specialist in interpreting Abdominal and chest Radiology imaging including but not limited to plain x- rays, Ultrasound scans, CT scans and MRI. Participate in fluoroscopic exams and patient care services included in the Diagnostic Radiologist functional statement The Body radiologist is primary responsible for interpretation of imaging studies performed in Abdomen and chest areas. Coordination of care within the technical and Nursing staff, with other staff in the medical center, and occasionally with providers outside the medical center is an essential function. The consultative role encompasses patient chart and imaging record review, and patient assessment that integrates the value of imaging and radiology procedures in patient management. Overall diagnostic radiologist duties -- Oversight of quality and safety Review exam requests for appropriateness. Prescribe exam protocols and modify as needed for specific clinical indications. Provide oversight of technical image quality with feedback to technologists. Provide clinical oversight of medication administration, including contrast, preps and other medications relevant to the Imaging Service. 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. Image Interpretation and Consultation Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. Generate reports that contain pertinent findings and measurements, a description of normal and abnormal structures, discussion of differential diagnoses, recommendations and impression. 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. Consult with providers on various aspects of imaging such as exam selection, review of results and other support functions. Participate in clinical conferences such as Tumor Board and others. Patient Care 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. Participate in the coordination of patient care: Contact clinical providers as relevant to effective patient care, discuss evaluation, management, follow-up and other aspects of coordinated, patient-centered care. Integrate resources to provide current, optimal care: consult colleagues, research literature, maintain continuing education and other sources of current practice. Medical Staff Functions Participate in Imaging and general medical staff meetings, committee assignments, compliance and other components of an organized medical staff, Radiology service and Chief of Staff. Education 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. Research Research is encouraged by the VA, and supported as feasible to allow the opportunity for study design, data collection, analysis, publication and other aspects of research Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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). Incentives: Possible signing bonus, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment up to $120K for eligible debt. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. RECRUITMENTINCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED If you would like to learn more about this opportunity from a National Physician Recruitment Consultant, forward your CV and contact information to CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Financial Disclosure: Not Required
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