The Chief of Imaging is responsible for providing leadership in radiology and nuclear medicine practice and for the organization and delivery of these services within this Medical Center; and is accountable for ensuring quality and cost effective care. Imaging Service is aligned under the Chief of Staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: Reviews/performs/provides duties and responsibilities of a radiologist (50 percent of time to be devoted to clinical duties and 50 percent to administration.) Demonstrates leadership in interpreting and supporting the VISN mission, vision and values, while operating in accordance with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) policies, facility and VISN policies, and standards of federal professional and accrediting agencies external to VHA. Adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations as set forth by the medical staff. Serves as Radiation Safety Officer. Provides direction and support to the Imaging staff regarding equipment technology, policies and procedures employed by the Medical Center, ensures that all requirements of NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and Joint Commission are met. Is responsible for the financial management of the Imaging Service. Collaborates with the Imaging Business Manager and Chief of Staff to develop and execute a strategic plan and annual budget for the Imaging Service. Responsible for action in matters such as promotions, selections, on the job training, awards, EEO complaints, labor relations, disciplinary actions, training, and career development. Responsible for the development of mechanisms to assure staff competency and continuing education compliance. Establishes employee performance plans that align with Agency and Departmental goals and objectives, and is responsible for evaluating and communicating employee performance. Develops a team that is technically competent and understands the interrelationship of the Imaging Service with other facility Service Lines and departments to achieve the mission of the Medical Center and VISN Demonstrates knowledge of the component parts of customer service. Treats all customers, internal and external, with courtesy and dignity. Empowers staff to resolve problems independently at the lowest level. Identifies systems barriers to improve customer service. Ensures that continuing education is maintained for the Imaging Service staff. Builds an environment where research is valued. Participates in development of graduate education opportunities within the SL. Demonstrates leadership by providing support and resources to staff to enable them to carry out the VISN and VHA missions. Actively involves Imaging staff in identifying areas for improvement, and for membership on Task Groups, process and organizational improvement teams. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday - Friday primarily. Subject to take call or occasional night/weekend shifts as needed for patient care. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
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.