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As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.
Indianapolis VAMC has a state of the art Radiology service with (4) new, fully digital Diagnostic X-Ray Systems, (3) digital Fluoroscopic Rooms; a 24/7 Computed Tomography section with (3) CT scanners, (2) 640 slice diagnostic scanners and a dedicated 64 slice scanner for CT guided procedures; (2) MRI scanners, a 1.5T large bore and a 3T for neuro imaging studies (a 3rd MRI scanner will be added in 2018); A Nuclear Medicine imaging section with (2) SPECT/CT scanners, an E Cam and a mobile DigiRad system, as well as a PET/CT scanner and separate Reading Room. Advanced services that Indianapolis currently provides are Cardiac CTA and Prostate MR. Services slated to be added on this year are CT Colonography and MSK Ultrasound. Our service utilizes Philips Intellispace PACS and Nuance/Powerscribe 360 to efficiently display and interpret exams.
Indianapolis Radiology is a dynamic service that is always seeking ways to improve its service to our nation's heroes, either through advanced clinical offerings or greater and more flexible scheduling of appointments to meet the ever changing demands of our Veterans. Indianapolis is looking for Radiologists who want to be part of a program that is dedicated to excellence and is always seeking ways to improve service through our LEAN management efforts.
This position will serve as the Service Chief over the Radiology Department at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. The Chief of Radiology Service provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the radiology programs to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate radiology interpretations by all subordinate radiologists as well as the oversight of all procedural based exams conducted by same. This responsibility involves the administration, management, and leadership of the entire Radiology Section ? which includes Diagnostic Imaging (includes Bone Densitometry), Medical Imaging (CT,MRI,IR,U/S), and Nuclear Medicine(includes PET/CT). The incumbent participates in top level decision and policy design that impacts on Radiology through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs and interdepartmental Supervisors. The Radiology Service Chief directs Radiology programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff and is part of the key leadership team of the medical center. The incumbent is required to ensure departmental performance measures and VA prescribed mandates are successfully met. Incumbent oversees the teaching of residents and medical students therefore must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
1. These responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the Radiology Service while utilizing PACS and Voice recognition systems to facilitate quicker turnaround of radiology interpretations.
2. Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of GEMS requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy. This involves developing and implementing environmental policies, procedures, and systems within areas of responsibility.
3. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all business operations and health information practices within their respective services/sections are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities, the reasonable expectations of VHA's business partners, and the highest standards of Compliance and Business Integrity.
4. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all employees under their supervision have read and understand the requirements outlined in the Information System Rules of Behavior. In addition, that said employees comply with all the provisions outlined in the Information Security policies and regulations.
5. The incumbent is expected to meet the performance measures and VHA Core Competencies specific for his/her service:
a. Performance Measures ? The Radiology Service Chief is responsible for ensuring that those performance measures that involve his/her service disciplines and/or services are met.
b. Core Competencies: The Radiology Service Chief is personally responsible for effecting positive change and overall improvement using the core competencies.
c. Quality Improvement
d. Research and Education
e. Budget and Fiscal Management
f. Team Building
g. Human Resources Management
Specific clinical expectations may include the following:
· Conducts interpretations on Diagnostic Imaging, MRI, CT, US, IR, or NM (any or all)
· Defines Modality Specific Protocolling
· Consults with ordering Providers
· Reviews orders and defines imaging protocols
· Assists in Fee Basis consult review
· Attends Multi-Disciplinary Conferences
· Performs Non-IR Invasive procedures
· Resident supervision/education
· Has basic understanding of managed care practices, including health care finance, billing, coding and documentation. Knowledge, ability and willingness to use and promote the dissemination among clinical staff of current automated technology Health Information Management Sections (HIMS), patient data tracking, patient orders, etc.
· Provides direct patient care as a consultant in outpatient clinics and/or inpatient wards and will participate as a representative for Radiology Service at multi-disciplinary conferences, such as Tumor Board or Chest Conference.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
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Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. Youâ??ll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.
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