The Physician - Diagnostic Imaging Radiologist is assigned to the Diagnostic Imaging Service and reports to the Chief of the Imaging Department; appointed to the Medical Staff of the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. The diagnostic radiology physician provides direct patient care in a hospital setting to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serves as a consultant to other physicians. The Diagnostic Radiologist (Physician) will read studies using a PACS systems with a voice recognition dictation system and will have to interface the electronic medical record in the hospital and Radiology information system. The incumbent will function as an equal member within a larger team of staff radiologists. Individuals with specialized fellowship training in a particular subspecialty may be assigned supervisor responsibilities for that subspecialty and may function as the primary radiologist responsible for formulating policy, procedures, education and training impacting the daily clinical operations of the subspecialty. As a staff radiologist, the incumbent will be responsible for performing formal study interpretation, radiologic procedures, tumor board representation and consultation within the modalities of computed tomography, general radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and ultrasonography. The incumbent will assist, train, supervise and mentor health professions trainees in the performance and/or interpretation of radiographic examinations. The radiologist should be experienced in the production and interpretation of diagnostic radiologic studies generated in the modalities of computed tomography, general radiography, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, DEXA, and ultrasonography. A radiologist experienced in the performance of imaging-guided procedures to include, but not limited to, arthrography, epidural steroid injection, paracentesis, and thoracentesis is highly preferred since duties will include performance of these procedures. The radiologist will be expected to perform minor interventional procedures including, but not limited to, imaging-guided arthrograms, epidural steroid injections, paracentesis, and thoracentesis. As a staff radiologist, the incumbent will provide education and training to members of the medical staff through various conferences, committees and lecture series. The incumbent may be assigned administrative or managerial responsibilities through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups or special projects. Diagnostic radiologists appointed to the Imaging Service will be eligible for academic appointment with the affiliated Washington Health Sciences University (WSU) and the University of Washington (U of W) and will provide education, training, mentoring and supervision to residents. Additionally, diagnostic radiologists will be encouraged to pursue research into academic interests related to the field of radiology or nuclear medicine and participate in educational lectures and conferences sponsored by the Spokane VA Medical Center and the associated Universities. The radiologist will be encouraged to seek academic appointment with our academic affiliates. Work Schedule: Variable compressed tour available, 4 - 10 hour shifts may be available. Tour to be discussed during interview/selection. Occasional coverage of outpatient imaging clinics may be required. Rotating evening and weekend shift coverage may be required, as may rotating holiday shift coverage and after hours on-call rotations as needed. The current status of on-call coverage is "back-up" call to respond during events when our teleradiology service cannot be utilized for any reason-a rare occurrence. Teleradiology coverage for STAT exams currently covers 4:30 pm - 8:00 am weekdays and throughout weekends and holidays. Classic rotating on-call coverage for nights and weekends is not currently required at Mann-Grandstaff VAMC, though Mann-Grandstaff VAMC leadership reserves the right to institute such coverage if deemed necessary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment and/or relocation may be available in rare circumstances for a highly qualified candidate. If approved, this would in the form of an incentive and not reimbursed expenses, in accordance with agency policy. PCS Relocation: Not Authorized EDRP: Not Authorized See Additional Information section for more benefits.
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