The Assistant Chief, Radiology Service, VHSO will report directly to the Chief of Radiology service and will work with the Chief of Radiology service to supervise personnel, evaluate prospective new hires, oversee compliance with all applicable regulations and assist the Chief in addressing patient complaints, credentialing and peer-review issues. The Assistant Chief assumes the responsibilities of the Chief in the absence of the Chief. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. 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 This Assistant Chief of Radiology position serves as a coordinator, integrating interdepartmental and intradepartmental services to deliver effective and efficient delivery of care within the Radiology department. They serve as a resource for approximately 40 staff in a continually expanding service. The Assistant Chief assumes the responsibilities of the Chief in the absence of the Chief. The position requires knowledge and understanding of safety, imaging procedures, relevant accreditation standards (including those of Joint Commission, College of American Radiology and Nuclear Regulatory Commission). The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to carry out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful and efficient manner. He or she will demonstrate interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals. The incumbent will foster an environment of mutual respect and free communication and promote a culture of safety. The Assistant Chief will participate as a member and leader of Radiology Service on committees responsible for peer review, accreditation, systems redesign and quality improvement, among others and as assigned by the Chief of Radiology. The Assistant Chief of Radiology Service will rotate night/evening/weekend call with the remainder of the radiology physicians. The Assistant Chief of Radiology's supervisory goals will include: - Improve patient flow and access - Improve Radiology service efficiency (reduce cancellations and no-shows, improve timeliness, reduce over-time) - Improve quality of care by achieving excellence in delivery of care to patients. - Improve patient and employee satisfaction. Duties of the Assistant Chief, Radiology Service VHSO include, but are not limited to, the following: - Supervising professional, technical and administrative personnel and evaluating prospective new hires. - Overseeing compliance with all applicable regulations. - Addressing patient complaints and focusing on patient satisfaction. - Credentialing and peer review of staff radiologists. - Providing direct patient care which includes: o Supervision and interpretation of general diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, CT and MRI Imaging. o Ability to order indicated pre-procedure and post-procedure radiographic exams and laboratory tests. o Use and operate fluoroscopic x-ray systems. Settings: Inpatient settings: acute medical/surgical units, inpatient mental health unit, intensive care unit (ICU), hospice and palliative care unit Procedural settings to include: endoscopy/procedure rooms, operating room, radiology Other settings: emergency department, post anesthesia care unit Outpatient settings to include: outpatient clinics (including CBOCs), telehealth Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with rotating call for nights and weekends.
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