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This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 The VA Central California HealthCare Systems located in Fresno, CA is recruiting a Radiologist. The incumbent would preferably be fellowship trained in Neuroradiology but proficient at interpreting a full range of general diagnostic imaging modality exams that include ultrasound, MRI, CT, plain film, DEXA and fluoroscopy. The incumbent will serve as a Staff Radiologist and will be responsible for shared oversight of service protocols, technologists and service practices, interdisciplinary communications, and interaction with Clinical Services to achieve Best Practice standards and maintain high quality patient care. The incumbent will facilitate, implement, and maintain process quality improvement activities and optimize utilization of imaging resources. The incumbent will also act as the designated Radiology lead during times of absence of the lead radiologist. Provide expertise and support in various facets of Diagnostic Radiology and patient care. The incumbent largely functions independently without direct supervision, maintains self-directed exam workflow, quality control and safety. Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. 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. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: review exam requests for appropriateness, prescribe exam protocols, respond to consults, provide oversight of technical image quality, provide clinical oversight of medication administration, provide oversight and serve as resource for radiation and MRI safety, provide oversight and serve as resource for infection control practices. Participate in various aspects of quality assurance such as peer review, protocol review, appropriateness criteria and performance improvement. Interact with patients to obtain relevant clinical history and physical exam findings within the scope of radiology practice, provide education to patients and support, obtain informed consent, issue disclosures when appropriate, document in CPRS, enter orders in CPRS, and other aspects of physician practice. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm; Subject to change based on needs of patient care.
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