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Diagnostic Radiologist w/ Neuroradiology Work Life Blend! *$40K Sign-On

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Fresno, California
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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Specialty
Radiology / Imaging
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Are you looking an opportunity to focus on quality patient care! VA Central California Health Care System is recruiting a full-time Staff Radiologist at our Fresno VA Medical Center. The incumbent would preferably be fellowship trained in Neuroradiology, but proficient at interpreting a full range of general diagnostic imaging modality exams that include ultrasound, MRI, CT, plain film, DEXA and fluoroscopy. The incumbent will be responsible for shared oversight of service protocols, technologists and service practices, interdisciplinary communications, and participate in interactions with Clinical Services to achieve Best Practice standards and maintain high quality patient care. The incumbent will facilitate, implement, and maintain process quality improvement activities and optimize utilization of imaging resources. The incumbent will also act as the designated Lead Radiologist during times of absence of the Lead Radiologist.

Additional duties/responsibilities are:

  • Provide expertise and support in various facets of Diagnostic Radiology and patient care.
  • The incumbent largely functions independently without direct supervision, maintains self-directed exam workflow, quality control and safety.
  • Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. Support patient care services with reports timely to the care being delivered with the method of communication appropriate to the level of clinical importance or acuity.
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to review of exam requests for appropriateness, prescribe exam protocols, respond to consults, provide oversight of technical image quality, provide clinical oversight of medication administration, provide oversight, and serve as resource for radiation and MRI safety, provide oversight and serve as resource for infection control practices.
  • Participate in various aspects of quality assurance such as peer review, protocol review, appropriateness criteria and performance improvement.
  • Interact with patients to obtain relevant clinical history and physical exam findings within the scope of radiology practice, provide education to patients and support, obtain informed consent, issue disclosures when appropriate, document in CPRS, enter orders in CPRS, and other aspects of physician practice.

VA Central California HCS maintains a close relationship with the University of California, San Francisco – Fresno Medical Education Program, and there are teaching and research opportunities available as an appointed member of the UCSF-Fresno faculty.

Expected Salary range 300,000 to $400,000, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials, and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus.

Up to $200,000 Tax Free Education Debt Reduction Program if approved

*Candidate may be eligible for a Sign on Bonus up to $40,000

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Paid Time Off, 55 days per year

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses
  • CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
  • Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided

Pension & Government "401(k)" Thrift Savings Plan

  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Government "401(k)" Thrift Savings Plans, automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, max contribution 5% salary
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

 

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