The Chief of the Radiology Service Line is responsible for the overall management, planning, organization, direction, and control of all programs within the department at the VA Western Colorado Health Care System. NOTE: This is an open and continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred on a bi-weekly basis until the position is filled. To apply to the permanent position, please see vacancy announcement 11033301. The Chief of Radiology comes with both clinical and administrative roles. The physician is responsible for the overall operation of the Radiology Service Line, whose mission is to provide a continuum of quality radiology care to our Veterans in the area. Some major duties of the position: Supervises on-board personnel, evaluates prospective new hires, oversees compliance with all applicable regulations, addressing patient complaints, credentialing and peer-review issues, and inquiries and investigations from Congress, the White House, VA Central Office, and national investigative bodies. Participates as a member and/or leader of Imaging and facility-wide committees responsible for peer review, accreditation, and systems redesign and quality improvement projects, as assigned by the Office of the Chief of Staff. Carries out administrative duties as assigned in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrates interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that establish and maintain professional relationships with other professionals, whether they are direct reports, peers, or supervisors and leaders both at the facility and at higher levels. Provides direct patient care in his/her specialty area approximately 25-40% of the time; which includes, evaluating and prioritizing radiology orders, ordering and evaluating appropriate laboratory studies, protocoling and approving complex imaging exams, notifying providers of critical imaging results. Completes all VA reports on each patient examined to include appropriate CPT codes and diagnosis. May function as a part-time 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. Fosters an environment of mutual respect and free communication and promotes a culture of safety in which individuals will feel free to point out problems and deficiencies without fear of retaliation. Works to impart an expectation of individual sacrifice for the good of the Veterans served by the Imaging department. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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: Not authorized Licensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection Virtual: Not Authorized Telework: Not Available Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure
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