The VAMC in Memphis, Tennessee is recruiting for an Cardiothoracic Radiologist to serve as a full-time Radiology service physician. The position is accountable to the Chief of Radiology, for assuring the most effective delivery of state-of-the-art care by meeting or exceeding compliance standards. Duties include, but are not limited to: The physician will provide general and specialized diagnostic radiology professional services to the patients of VAMC Memphis. These diagnostic services include patient assessment and diagnosis prior to performance of any diagnostic test or therapy, including assisting/intervening with the referring physician for the proper test/treatment selection and protocol selection. Radiology scan interpretation using voice recognition software and report generation including interpretation of general diagnostic radiographs, CT and MRI examinations. Incumbent must be experienced and perform fluoroscopically guided and CT guided procedures including lung biopsies, thoracentesis, small caliber chest tube placement and lumbar puncture. Administration/supervision of all drugs as needed for the performance and interpretation of imaging examinations. Supervision of the technical aspects of all radiology practiced at VAMC Memphis. Performance of additional duties in such a manner as to comply with all requirements of VAMC Memphis Medical Staff Bylaws and the privileges of a diagnostic radiologist, including participation in VAMC Memphis hospital or service committees, commensurate with a staff physician of VAMC Memphis and as required by the Chief of Radiology. Physician is encouraged to participate in research and teaching activity. Incumbent will assist in reading the routine work but focus on cardiothoracic examinations as assigned. Teaching of radiology residents and faulty appointment is encouraged. Participation in tumor board and lung nodule management committees required. Participation in the general radiology emergency call rotation is required. Checking and responding to email at least once per shift is required. The radiologist provides clinical direction to technologists during shift operations. He/she is responsible for providing quality and timely service and communication of imaging results. Follows VA directives and facility policies and standard operating procedures. Other duties assigned by the Chief of Radiology including chart reviews, peer reviews, and committee assignments. Participates in development and approval of standard protocols. 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: 7:30AM-4:00PM or 8:00AM-4:30PM
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