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Physician - Chief of Radiology

William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Madison, Wisconsin
$150,000 - $350,000 per year
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, (, is a 129-bed facility that provides tertiary medical, surgical, neurological, and psychiatric care, and a full range of outpatient services. We are seeking a well-qualified Physician with demonstrated leadership skills, clinical excellence, and commitment to education to serve as the facility's Chief of Radiology. A supervisory role, the Chief of Radiology position encompasses the breadth of clinical care, including inpatient consultation, outpatient services, collaboration with the University of Wisconsin and departmental management including oversight of other LIP's, staff, and trainees. Specific areas to the Service include Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, and Musculoskeletal (MSK) procedures.

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, visit: VHA Physician Total Rewards.

  • Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized to highly qualified candidate
  • Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be authorized be authorized to highly qualified candidate
  • Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)
  • Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.

The overall responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of Radiology Services throughout the Madison VA hospital and clinics.
  • Planning for the provision of care, including adequate personnel, diagnostic equipment, and supplies to ensure availability for those procedures which are appropriate to the needs of the facility.
  • Serve as a general diagnostic radiologist, utilizing a PACS system with voice recognition for the different types of radiology examinations that are covered by the Radiology Service (MRI, CT, Diagnostic Ultrasound, general radiology, fluoroscopy (GI/GU examinations) and potentially interventional radiology procedures.
  • Monitoring and ensuring that Radiology Service compliance with agency and facility policies, medical staff bylaws, Joint Commission standards and other applicable regulations.
  • Responsible for establishing and applying imaging protocols, reviewing imaging requests, utilization management, ensuring appropriate patient preparations and medication are ordered, technical oversight and feedback for the technologists performing the examinations, overall safety of imaging patients including oversight of contrast administration and response to adverse patient reactions.
  • Development of, and adherence to, standard procedures and protocols related to the provision of care in Radiology Service.
  • Provides consultative service for referring providers, provide comparative reports as requested and participate in clinical conferences and committees.
  • Participates in quality control/quality management activities including department and facility level quality and systems redesign projects and peer review activities.
  • Supports patient radiation dose reduction programs, including those currently in effect and as required by VHA.
  • Responsible for supervising other LIP's and staff in the Service, and for ensuring that staff are performing to the highest standards of clinical care excellence, time, efficiency, professional and ethical behavior.
  • Develops strong, collegial working relationships with facility's Service and Section Chiefs (both clinical and administrative) to support patient access, flow and experience throughout the facility.
  • Madison VAH clinical services are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Madison VAH is integrally involved in teaching and research activities at the University. Teaching responsibilities may include resident mentorship during clinical rotations at the Madison VAH and outpatient clinic precepting.
  • Participates in clinical review processes, management reviews and administrative activities as the facility, VISN and/or National level as directed by the Chief of Staff or designee.
  • Working closely with others and working alone
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Full-Time 80 hour bi-weekly, Rotating weekends/federal holiday coverage is a part of this position.

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.
  • 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: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), OR
    (2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
    (3) 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Additional Requirement: Board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Radiology

Preferred Experience:

  • Board certification in Diagnostic Radiology
  • 7-10 years of physician experience with capability of interpreting wide gamut of CT, MRI, Diagnostic Ultrasound, GI/GU fluoroscopy and general radiological x-ray examinations
  • Ability to perform CT and ultrasound guided FNA and core biopsy procedures desirable
  • Experience in leadership, supervisory position or healthcare administration in hospital or large clinic environment


Interested applicants should apply through:

Application deadline: Thursday, 3/9/23



  • A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week
  • All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates
  • Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities
  • Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment

William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI 53705

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


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