This position will serve as the Service Chief over the Radiology Department at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. The Chief of Radiology Service provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the radiology programs to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate radiology interpretations by all subordinate radiologists as well as the oversight of all procedural based exams conducted by same. This responsibility involves the administration, management, and leadership of the entire Radiology Section - which includes Diagnostic Imaging (includes Bone Densitometry), Medical Imaging (CT,MRI,IR,U/S), and Nuclear Medicine(includes PET/CT). The incumbent participates in top level decision and policy design that impacts on Radiology through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs and interdepartmental Supervisors. The Radiology Service Chief directs Radiology programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resource for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff and is part of the key leadership team of the medical center. The incumbent is required to ensure departmental performance measures and VA prescribed mandates are successfully met. Incumbent oversees the teaching of residents and medical students therefore must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
1. These responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the Radiology Service while utilizing PACS and Voice recognition systems to facilitate quicker turnaround of radiology interpretations.
2. Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of GEMS requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy. This involves developing and implementing environmental policies, procedures, and systems within areas of responsibility.
3. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all business operations and health information practices within their respective services/sections are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities, the reasonable expectations of VHA's business partners, and the highest standards of Compliance and Business Integrity.
4. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all employees under their supervision have read and understand the requirements outlined in the Information System Rules of Behavior. In addition, that said employees comply with all the provisions outlined in the Information Security policies and regulations.
5. The incumbent is expected to meet the performance measures and VHA Core Competencies specific for his/her service:
a. Performance Measures - The Radiology Service Chief is responsible for ensuring that those
performance measures that involve his/her service disciplines and/or services are met.
b. Core Competencies: The Radiology Service Chief is personally responsible for effecting positive
change and overall improvement using the core competencies.
c. Quality Improvement
d. Research and Education
e. Budget and Fiscal Management
f. Team Building
g. Human Resources Management
Specific clinical expectations may include the following:
* Conducts interpretations on Diagnostic Imaging, MRI, CT, US, IR, or NM (any or all)
* Defines Modality Specific Protocolling
* Consults with ordering Providers
* Reviews orders and defines imaging protocols
* Assists in Fee Basis consult review
* Attends Multi-Disciplinary Conferences
* Performs Non-IR Invasive procedures
* Resident supervision/education
* Has basic understanding of managed care practices, including health care finance, billing, coding and documentation. Knowledge, ability and willingness to use and promote the dissemination among clinical staff of current automated technology Health Information Management Sections (HIMS), patient data tracking, patient orders, etc.
* Provides direct patient care as a consultant in outpatient clinics and/or inpatient wards and will participate as a representative for Radiology Service at multi-disciplinary conferences, such as Tumor Board or Chest Conference.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Functional Statement Title/#: Functional Statement/000000, Chief of Radiology
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of a residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
1. Leadership acumen sufficient to provide direction for single and complex program in the delivery of radiology services to inpatients and outpatients;
2. Management experience with strong administrative and interpersonal skills;
3. Demonstrated skills in providing clinical interface with academic affiliates and other key stakeholders;
4. Management experience regarding university generated education programs and specialty training programs;
5. Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to care delivery;
6. Documented ability to coordinate a broad continuum of programs; and,
7. Demonstrates abilities to work well within an executive team.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?,Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability required. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(State License) *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1978643.
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