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Radiation Oncology, Section Chief Opportunity

Department of Veterans Affairs
Memphis, Tennessee
Closing date
Jul 11, 2025

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Radiology / Imaging
Full Time
Position Type

The Memphis VA Medical Center has an opening for a Section Chief of Radiation-Oncology. The position reports directly to the Service Chief and is responsible for the administration, management, and leadership of the entire Radiation-Oncology Department.

The Medical Center consists of one main campus and ten community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). It’s a 1a complexity tertiary care VA healthcare system located in one of the fastest growing Veteran population regions in the United States. The facility provides comprehensive care to almost 69,000 enrolled Veterans in a 52-county area of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Northeast Arkansas. It includes 236 inpatient beds with a 26-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, rheumatology, geriatrics, Women’s Health, and Dentistry.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee clinical and administrative performance measures, strategic planning, budget, and resource management
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, facility employees, and leadership
  • Assures radiation oncology program is compliant with Federal and State laws
  • Supports liaison with affiliated schools regarding medical teaching issues and provider appointments

Highlights of this position include:

  • Experience Based Salary $350,000 - $400,000
  • Work Schedule: Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
  • CME Reimbursement: Possible $2000 per year (must be Board Certified)
  • Malpractice Liability Protection with tail coverage
  • Incentive: Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment)


  • Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
  • Five plus years of leadership experience preferred
  • Full and unrestricted license from ANY state
  • US Citizenship: Non-citizens may be considered when it’s not possible to recruit qualified citizens
  • Be proficient in the written and spoken use of the English language

We Offer:

  • Paid Time Off: 26 paid vacation days, 13 paid sick days, and 11 paid holidays, 5 paid CME attendance days
  • Pay Incentives: Regular salary increases and annual performance bonus
  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Retirement: Traditional Federal Pension (5-year vesting) and Federal 401K with up to 5% agency match
  • Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
  • Predictable work schedules with a focus on quality rather than volume
  • Clinical research opportunities and possible academic affiliation

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