Seeking A Talented Chief of Radiology for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in Beautiful Fresno, CA
The VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, CA is actively seeking a Chief of Radiology Service to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at UCSF, Fresno, & be involved with education & teaching of Radiology residents in our residency program plus medical students, medicine residents & other providers. VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), located in Fresno, California, is part of VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN21), which includes facilities in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. VACCHCS is a 114-bed acute care, general medical and surgical center with state of the art primary, secondary and tertiary care in major diagnostic, and treatment specializations. In addition, a 60-bed Community Living Center (CLC) is located on campus and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
VACCHCS has 40,000 Veterans currently enrolled for health care eligibility and serves more than 28,000 Veterans in six counties in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The six counties include Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced and Mariposa.
The Supervisory Physician/Radiologist (Service Chief) position is located in our Imaging Service at the VA Central California Healthcare System (VACCHCS), in Fresno, CA. The Chief, Imaging Service ensures that radiologic services are available to the medical staff and patients of the VACCHCS. The position involves consultative services with the medical staff requiring knowledge, skills, licensure, and experience of a radiology trained physician. The position requires knowledge and understanding of safety, imaging procedures, relevant accreditation standards including those of Joint Commission, College of American Radiologist, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The position requires the ability to effectively work with the medical staff and the administrative staff to insure appropriate services are available when needed. It also requires supervision of technical and administrative staff in the Imaging Service. A large part of the above position requires the knowledge of standards of radiation safety and personnel requirements of technical support in imaging. As the Chief of Imaging Service, the incumbent also serves as a clinician and assists with the total care of the patients imaging needs. Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Serve as a clinical leader in the quality and safety of patient care.
Oversee and supervise Imaging Service staff which includes administrative duties such as performance evaluations and approval of leave and timecards.
Assign equitable radiologist duty assignments.
Develop and adhere to standard procedures and protocols.
Ensure accurate CPT coding and assignment of workload.
Ensure compliance with federal statues, VA directives and policies, and The Joint Commission standards.
Utilize imaging software and ensures timely and consistent imaging report and record keeping.
Demonstrate leadership in interpreting and supporting the Veteran Integrated Services Network 21 mission.
Monitor activities which improve patient safety.
Ensure responsible financial management of the Imaging Service.
Recommend privileging requirements for the performance of radiologic procedures.
Review requests for initial/renewal credentials and clinical privileging.
Must be a Citizen of the United States
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Must have current, full and unrestricted U.S. state license to practice medicine
Residency Training in Radiology, with Board Certification
Meet requirements to obtain and maintain academic appointment with our affiliate university, University of San Francisco (UCSF), Fresno
Fresno in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, the southern portion of the California's Central Valley. With a census-estimated 2016 population of 520,000, Fresno is the fifth-most populous city in California, the most populous city in the Central Valley, the most populous inland city in California, and the 34th-most populous city in the nation.
From the twelve months of sunshine, to the world-class outdoor adventures, it's no wonder Fresno is called California’s “year-round playground"! Enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, whitewater rafting, boating, and rock climbing. Take in the natural beauty of Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks where you can hike among the giant sequoias or descend into the deepest canyon in California.
Apart from its natural landscape, Fresno is also known for its agriculture and wine. As part of the #1 agricultural region in the U.S, Fresno boasts spectacular farm to fork dining options as well as award-winning wines to rival those of Napa Valley.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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About VA Central California Health Care System
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.