The Michael E. DeBakey VAMC (MEDVAMC), one of the most complex facilities in the VHA, seeks an enthusiastic physician in the subspecialty of Diagnostic Radiology. Incumbent will provide specialized Diagnostic Radiology services to Veterans. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: Review exam requests for appropriateness. 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 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. Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS (electronic patient charting). 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. Interact with patients to obtain relevant clinical history and physical exam findings within the scope of radiology practice, provide education to patients. Obtain informed consent, issue disclosures when appropriate, document in CPRS (electronic patient charting), enter orders in CPRS (electronic patient charting), 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM On Call Requirement: On call approximately every 10 - 13 weeks
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.