Job ID: 290004522  |  Last Updated: 5/4/2021

Physician (Radiologist)

Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Tucson, AZ
Applicant Contact
Erin Youngman
Human Resources Specialist
(602) 277-5551 ext. 1484
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is seeking a full time Radiologist, for the Nuclear Medicine division of the Radiology Service, who has completed a Radiology residency and has significant experience with Nuclear Medicine interpretation, or has recently completed a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine Imaging, who can also interpret General Radiologic studies. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: 1. Recent Practice in full range of Radiology 2. Board certified or board eligible in Radiology AND Nuclear Medicine 3. Nuclear Medicine Fellowship trained MD with ABR and ABNM Certifications Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a hospital setting under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Straight pulling/pushing up to 1 hour; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; standing up to 2 hours per day; climbing, use of arms and legs; near/far vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. ["Incumbent to fill this role will be responsible for functions which fall under the scope of care of Radiology Service. These include clinical and administrative management, and include but are not limited to the following: Examinations - uses assessment skills to promptly interpret radiological examinations using appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data. Provides follow-up when the indicated. Diagnosis - Accurately interprets and evaluates radiological data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Corrects diagnosis when necessary. Therapeutic Ability - Initiates appropriate and timely interpretation. Recognizes changes in behavior, symptoms, sign, and other pertinent facts about the patient during and after the performance of radiology examinations, and has the ability to modify plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations Patient Management - Maintains confidentiality of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills. Acts as a consultant in involving patients in the treatment and management plan. Consultations and Specialty Skills - Acts as a consultant for the Radiology Section in developing, implementing and evaluation diagnosis and treatment of patients. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the need for consultation to other facility specialty areas. Record keeping - Promptly and completely reports physical examinations and changes in patient status. Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records. Completes medical records per hospital regulations. Other responsibilities include: resident and technologist education; review of pre-procedure labs and protocolling of radiology studies; participation in peer review process; quality management activities such as peer review, study/film quality; participation in SAVAHCS committees such as the multidisciplinary tumor board. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at University of Arizona. SAVAHCS provides a fully-integrated electronic medical records system, fully digital Radiology Department, and active multidisciplinary collaboration with other departments. Radiology service performs approximately 129,000 examinations per year and has 16 full and 2-part time physician faculty members. Five University of Arizona Radiology residents are present at the SAVAHCS at all times. We currently have 2 Siemens MRIs (1.5T and 3 T), 2 Siemens CT scanners (64 slice and 256 slice dual-energy); two Siemens IR suites, Siemens PET/CT, 2 SPECT-CT, 1 gamma camera and 5 US units. Current PACS is Agfa- Impax. Voice recognition is Power scribe 360. We are in the process of installing a third, 1.5T Siemens MRI scanner. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, some on-call coverage required.\nTelework: Not authorized\nVirtual: Not authorized\nCompressed/Flexible: Not available\nRecruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidate.\nPCS: Not authorized\nEDRP: No\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]

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