The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is seeking a full-time Physician (Interventional Radiology) who is committed to quality patient care, teaching, and research related to all functions of Interventional Radiology. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is the principal teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Medical students, residents, and fellows train at our facility. The selected candidate must also be eligible for an appointment with the University of Arizona. The SAVAHCS is a tertiary care facility providing a full range of clinical services including cardiac surgery and neurosurgery. The SAVAHCS offers a beautiful 150-acre campus with a full range of medical and mental health services for Veterans, including a 31-bed inpatient psychiatry unit, a 25-bed mental health residential rehabilitation program, intensive outpatient programs, homeless programs, and more. Tucson is a great place to live for families, people who enjoy outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, running, etc.) and those who enjoy rich culture and an affiliation with a world class University. Tucson truly is a city with a friendly, small-town feel. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Approved for this position. 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 Incumbent to fill this role will be responsible for functions which fall under the scope of the Radiology service. These include clinical and administrative management and include but are not limited to the following: Candidate should be proficient in all aspects of Interventional Radiology to include: angiography, biopsies, drainages, nephrostomy, biliary, venous access, lumbar puncture, myelography, Interventional Oncology procedures, TIPSS, etc. Examinations-Uses assessment skills to promptly interpret radiological examinations using appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data. Provides follow-up when indicated. Diagnosis-Accurately interprets and evaluate radiological data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Corrects diagnosis when necessary. Therapeutic Ability-Initiates appropriate and timely interpretation. Recognizes changes in behavior, symptoms, signs and other pertinent facts about the patient during and after the performance of radiology examinations, and has the ability to modify the plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Patient Management-Maintains confidentiality of patients. Serves as a consultant in involving patients in the treatment and management plan. Consultations and Specialty skills-Acts as a consultant for the Radiology department in developing, implementing, evaluating and diagnosis and treatment of patients. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the need for consultation to other facility specialty areas. Record keeping-Promptly and completely reports physical examinations and changes in patient status. Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records. Completes medical records per hospital regulations. 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 the SAVAHCS committees such as the multidisciplinary tumor board. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at the University of Arizona. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with call duties approximately 1 out of every 4 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.