The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona is a level 1a complexity facility providing Radiology subspecialty services, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services to Veterans across southern Arizona. The Radiology Service Line provides services including: General Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Breast Imaging, and DEXA.
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is seeking a radiologist who has significant experience with body CT and MRI interpretation, or has recently completed a fellowship in Body Imaging, who can also perform General Radiology. Duties include interpretation of MRI, CT, US, plain films, and fluoroscopy. Interpretation of Nuclear Medicine examinations, including PET/CT, is desirable. Other responsibilities include: resident and technologist education; review of pre-procedure labs and protocolling of radiology studies; participation in peer review process; quality management activities such as peer review, study/film quality; participation in SAVAHCS committees such as the multidisciplinary tumor board.
The department performs approximately 120,000 examinations per year and has 14 full and 1 part time physician faculty members. Four University of Arizona Radiology residents are present at the SAVAHCS at all times. We currently have 2 Siemens MRIs (1.5T and 3 T), 2 Siemens CT scanners (64 slice and 256 slice dual-energy); two Siemens IR suites, Siemens PET/CT, 2 SPECT-CT, 1 gamma camera and 5 US units. Current PACS is VistaRad with planned migration to commercial PACS. Voice recognition is Powerscribe 360. We are in the process of acquiring a third MRI scanner. SAVAHCS provides a fully-integrated electronic medical records system, fully digital Radiology Department, and active multidisciplinary collaboration with other departments. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at University of Arizona.
1. Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology.
2. Significant experience with body CT and MRI interpretation, or has recently completed a fellowship in Body or Thoracic Imaging.
3. Ability to interpret Nuclear Medicine examinations, including PET/CT, is desirable.
Duty Hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1630 hrs. May include occasional night/weekend duties.
Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:
- 26 days paid vacation per year
- 13 days sick leave per year
- 10 paid holidays
- 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
- Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
- Pay for performance up toan amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
- Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education (Full-time staff only)
- Liability protection for Federal Employees
- Retirement-Federal AnnuityPlan
- Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)
1. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
2. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
3. 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.
4. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in an outpatient?,setting under normal and emergent conditions. Heavy lifting 45 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 45 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 6 hours per day; repeated bending up to 2-4 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes: (Please note that applicants who fail to submit all required documents will not be considered for this position.)
2. Responses to the questionnaire
3. If claiming Veterans Preference, you must include a copy of your DD-214. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.
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