Physician- Chief (Diagnostic Imaging)- Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System
Location: Temple, Texas
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)
Internal Number: 674-01
The Chief of Imaging is responsible for fiscal oversight, patient satisfaction, patient care delivery, research activities, and appropriate interface with all other services of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS). He/she is engaged in facility and Imaging level strategic, operational, and tactical planning. The Chief of Imaging is aligned under the Office of the Deputy, Chief of Staff.
Supervises on-board personnel, evaluate prospective new hires, oversee 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 CTVHCS-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. He or she will 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 CTVHCS 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.
Functions 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.
Fosters an environment of mutual respect and free communication and promote 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 HCG itself.
Other duties as assigned.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be approved for highly qualified candidates.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Licensure and Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.