The Iowa City VA Health Care System is recruiting for a full time Radiologist-Chief of Imaging located at the Iowa City VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. NOTE: This is an open and continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred on a bi-weekly basis until the position is filled. The Chief of the Imaging Service Line is responsible for the overall management, planning, organization, direction, and control of all programs within the department. The Chief is responsible for fiscal oversight, patient satisfaction, patient care delivery, and appropriate interface with all other services of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. The Chief of Imaging position comes with both clinical and administrative roles. The physician is responsible for the overall operation of the Imaging 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 are: 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, 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 service by the Imaging department. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be paid in accordance with Federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate; determination upon selection and the selectee must sign a service agreement. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. Retirement: Federal Employee Retirement System (5 years' vesting) and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-Federal 401k equivalent) with up to 5% in matching contributions. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many Federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or Territory Malpractice: Free liability protection Virtual: Not authorized Telework: Not available
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.