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Diagnostic Radiologist Physician job with Veterans Health Administration in Loma Linda, CA

Department of Veterans Affairs
Loma Linda, California
Closing date
Oct 19, 2024

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Radiology / Imaging
Full Time
Position Type
The VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (VALLHCS) is actively recruiting to fill a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist to help care for our Veterans – America’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment within the Department of Radiology at Loma Linda University and University of California Riverside, & be involved with education & teaching of medical students, residents & other providers. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our, state-of-the-art VA facility in the city! Loma Linda VAMC is among the VA Medical Centers in the Western US and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the Loma Linda Community.

The duties include but are not limited to:

Oversight of quality and safety:

  • Prescribe exam protocols and modify as needed for specific clinical indications.
  • Provide oversight of technical image quality with feedback to technologists.
  • Provide clinical oversight of medication administration, including contrast, preps and other medications relevant to the Imaging Services.
  • Participate in various aspects of quality assurance such as peer review, protocol review, appropriateness criteria and performance improvement.

Image Interpretation and Consultation:

  • Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. Generate reports that contain pertinent findings and measurements, a description of normal and abnormal structures, discussion of differential diagnoses, recommendations, and impression.
  • 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.
  • Consult with providers on various aspects of imaging such as exam selection, review of results and other support functions.
  • Participate in clinical conferences such as Tumor Board and others as needed.

Patient Care:
  • 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.
  • Participate in the coordination of patient care.
  • Contact clinical providers as relevant to assure effective patient care, discuss evaluation, management, follow-up, and other aspects of coordinated, patient-centered care.
  • Make timely and definitive notification of time-sensitive results and/or results that have major clinical significance.
  • Integrate resources to provide current, optimal care, consult colleagues, research literature, maintain continuing education and other sources of current practice.
Medical Staff Functions:

  • Participate in Imaging and general medical staff meetings, committee assignments, compliance, and other components of an organized medical staff.

  • Support academic affiliations in technologist, radiologic assistant, medical student, resident, and other teaching programs that involve the Imaging Service.
  • Provide clinical experience, cognitive development, and other aspects of effective teaching.

Additional Duties/Responsibilities: Incumbent will perform outpatient GI consultations,
colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures.
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
Salary: $340,000 - $370,000 per year
Tour of duty: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM. In addition, work on site during weekends, if
on call, and work periodic weekday evening shifts until 9pm.

Spectacular Loma Linda, (Spanish for Beautiful Hill) CA is nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Big Bear Mountain, which has an elevation of 8,805 feet, overlooks the city of Loma Linda. To the north of the city is San Bernardino, to the east is Redlands, to the west is Colton, and to the south is Riverside. Loma Linda is in the southern San Bernardino Valley. A little known fact is that residents in Loma Linda have one of the highest rates of longevity in the United States. If you love to be outdoors, this is the place for you

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