The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) is seeking an experienced radiologist, preferably fellowship trained, to perform musculoskeletal imaging duties as well as interpretation of general diagnostic radiology exams. **Periodically, lists of eligible applicants can be requested by the selecting officials prior to the closing date of the announcement. Announcement can close prior to the closing date if an ideal applicant is selected.** The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) opened in 1951 and is a Joint Commission Accredited, complexity level 1a tertiary care facility serving Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona. PVAHCS maintains outpatient clinics located in: Gilbert, Central Phoenix, Payson (Contract), Show Low, Globe and Surprise, Arizona. A new outpatient facility including Radiology services is set to open in Phoenix in 2022. PVAHCS is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, long-term care, and tertiary care in areas of medicine, surgery, gynecology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, nutrition, geriatrics and extended care. The Emergency Department is open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. PVAHCS has 166 hospital beds: (72 Internal Medicine, 26 Surgery, 20 ICU, and 48 Psychiatry), 104 Long Term Care Beds, and 24 Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program Beds. The Radiology Service is one of the largest clinical departments at PVAHCS with over 130 employees in 9 specialty divisions, including: Staff Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Services, CT Services, Nuclear Medicine Services, Ultrasound Services, Breast Imaging Services, Diagnostic Radiology, MRI Services, and Clerical Services. The candidate should be able to interpret the full spectrum of musculoskeletal imaging studies and perform the whole gamut of interventional musculoskeletal procedures. This full-time radiologist will also be responsible for general radiology duties when not assigned to the Musculoskeletal service. The Phoenix VA Department of Radiology is equipped with state of the art Dual Energy CT, 3T and 1.5T MRI, PET/CT, PET/MRI, Nuclear Medicine, US, angiography, x-ray and fluoroscopy units. VA radiologists are also faculty members of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine and the VA department also teaches residents and medical students from 2 local hospitals. There are abundant research opportunities. Administrative Duties: Participate in supervision of on-board personnel, evaluation of prospective new hires, oversee compliance with all applicable regulations/accreditation, and address patient complaints. Respond to issues, inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, and national investigative bodies. Participate as a member of a variety of Radiology Service and PVAHCS-wide committees, including for systems redesign and quality improvement projects. Carry out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrate interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals, whether they are supervisees, peers, or supervisors and leaders both at PVAHCS and at higher levels. Function part-time as a Radiology-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 when needed. Present formal educational material from time to time in various venues such as Grand Rounds, etc. Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior and correct procedures for maintaining records, evaluating and monitoring personnel, and other administrative functions. Mentor junior faculty, fellows, and others on research projects that they wish to develop. Patient Care Duties: Radiologists will be expected to provide direct patient care in his/her specialty area 90-100% of the time. This responsibility will include: Evaluating and prioritizing radiology orders. Ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory studies. Ordering hydration for CT exams. Protocolling and approving complex imaging exams. Timely and accurate reporting of a variety of complex imaging exams. Notifying providers of critical imaging results. Performing interventional procedures (if applicable to area of practice). The incumbent will work to impart an expectation of individual sacrifice for the good of the Veterans served by the Radiology Department and of the Radiology Service itself. Radiologists' goals should include: Improving patient flow. Improving Radiology Section efficiency by reducing exam cancellations, improving timeliness, reducing over-time, expanding hours of operation. Achieving timely outpatient evaluations by monitoring modality utilization and scheduling of procedures and exams. Improve quality of care by achieving excellence in delivery of care to patients. Improve patient and employee satisfaction. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Yes Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.
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