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Interventional Radiologist Needed

Department of Veterans Affairs
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 6, 2024

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Radiology / Imaging
Full Time
Position Type

Interventional Radiologist Opportunity VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA

**Eligible for $200,000 in student loan repayment and critical skills incentive up to 25% of base pay**

Description: The VA in Pittsburgh seeks a highly qualified Interventional Radiologist (board certified/eligible preferred). Candidates skilled in TACE, TARE Y90, and cryoablation are highly encouraged to apply. Salary will range up to $400,000 with an additional 25% Critical Skills Incentive for highly qualified candidates. The VA offers incredible work-life balance with a generous benefits package including a multi-tiered retirement system (VA contributes 16.6% to pension and 5% match to a 401k plan), heath/vision/dental insurance, and up to 55 days of paid leave.

Among the most innovative and forward-looking in the nation, the VA in Pittsburgh provides exceptional healthcare to our nation s Veterans, trains America s future healthcare providers, and conducts research that contributes to medical advancements. Visit us on the web at Pittsburgh VA Medical Center

Practice Highlights:

  • The Interventional Radiologist has primary responsibility for procedures to include, but not limited to:
    • Pre and post procedure preparation
    • Image-guided procedures
    • TACE
    • TARE Y90
    • Microwave ablations
    • Renal cryoablations
    • Suprapubic catheter placement
    • IVC placement
    • Peripheral stenting
  • Coordination with patient s care team within IR, other medical center staff, and occasionally with providers outside the medical center
  • Oversight of quality and safety
    • Review exam requests for appropriateness.
    • 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 Service.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 effective patient care, discuss evaluation, management, follow-up and other aspects of coordinated, patient-centered care.
    • Integrate resources to provide current, optimal care: consult colleagues, research literature, maintain continuing education and other sources of current practice.

Basic Requirements:

  • Doctor of Medicine degree or equivalent degree 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board eligible/certified in radiology.
  • At least 2 years of experience as Attending Radiologist at a Medical Center affiliated with an ACGME-accredited Radiology Residency, including performance of advanced vascular, oncologic, and spinous interventional radiology procedures.

Benefits Highlights (check out our Total Rewards here 2023 VHA Total Rewards):

  • Salary up to $400,000
  • Eligible for annual Critical Skills Incentive up to 25% of base pay (up to $100,000)
  • Student loan repayment up to $200,000 on eligible loans
  • Regular salary increases and annual performance bonuses
  • 50-55 days of paid time off (26 days annual leave, 13 days sick leave, 11 Federal holidays, up to 5 days for CME)
  • Federal health/dental/vision/long-term care insurance offered
  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage provided
  • No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting

Pittsburgh Highlights:

  • Family-friendly city with low cost of living and affordable housing in green, beautiful neighborhoods
  • Abundant historical/cultural sites and events including the Carnegie Museums (Art, Natural History, Science, and Andy Warhol), a multitude of other visual/performing arts institutions, and a lively music scene featuring local, national, and international stars.
  • Plenty of outdoor activities with green parks for hiking/biking (Schenley Park, Frick Park, and Highland Park) and rivers for canoeing and kayaking.
  • If you are a sports fan, Pittsburgh is home to the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates professional teams.
  • Pittsburgh International Airport for ease of travel to your other favorite destinations.

Interested physicians may send their CV to:

Michael Hahn

Physician Recruitment

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Pittsburgh VA Medical Center

(412) 689-2414

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