Staff Radiologist with Additional Special Competency in CT/MR - VA Maryland Health Care System
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1153263
Staff Radiologist with Additional Special Competency in CT/MR
The VA Maryland Health Care System is seeking a Board-certified Staff Radiologist (SR), fellowship trained in cross-sectional imaging. Preferably, the incumbent has completed a specialty track course of training in an accredited program and has achieved Radiology and subspecialty Board Certification and the incumbent fulfills all requirements for recertification by time limited Board certificates.
The incumbent should be able to perform as independent practitioner in all aspects of this subspecialty of Radiology. This includes consultations for requested services, independent patient workup including preparatory patient visits using all available relevant information, direct patient examination and preparation, performance of the procedure, post procedure care as applicable and long term follow-up, including clinic visits as necessary. The first year of practice as full time staff is a probationary period meaning that dismissal from the position is possible if significant deficiencies are identified and no acceptable improvement is evident after an agreed upon period of remedial action. Once Board certified, that incumbent complies with all requirements for periodic recertification.
The incumbent will function according to their privileges requested, accepted by the Chief of the Service, approved by the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) and signed to becoming effective by the Medical Center Director. SR are certified in Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology or Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or in Nuclear Medicine (NM) either by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine with a background in another medical specialty or with Special Qualifications in NM by the ABR. Those on time limited Board certification must maintain eligibility for re-certification. Privileges are being maintained through performance measures include but not limited to monthly peer reviews and semiannual performance evaluations that include criteria set and communicated by the Chief of Service.
The incumbent will seek privileges in clinical care of patients as applicable and will be able to independently and competently perform the following diagnostic and therapeutic procedures but not limited to:
Cross-sectional interpretation of CT and MR, virtual colonoscopy, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, mammography and nuclear medicine is highly desired.
Timely interpretation of radiologic imaging studies and verbal communication in the required timeframe of all Critical Findings and Critical Tests, according to Service policy, use of appropriate codes for findings that trigger a notification to the referring provider
Readiness to provide on demand face to face consultation with clinical care providers throughout their daily assignments
Use of internal quality codes for examinations with technical deficiencies
Participation in departmental committees as designated by the Service Chief, participation in Medical Center committees as requested by the Chief of Staff or the Medical Center Director
Participation and contribution to regular business meetings of the physician staff or the technical, administrative, clerical staff, Service related or Center wide
If eligible for a teaching appointment at local University Hospitals being ready for teaching of rotating residents from those institutions
Practice emphasis by subspecialty orientation after fellowship and if available after Subspecialty Board examinations will be honored as the Service needs allow but most SR will be expected to cover several modalities and organ systems in their daily work.
Cross consultation between those with and without subspecialty expertise is expected.
Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.
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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
5. Certification in Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or in Nuclear Medicine (NM) either by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine with a background in another medical specialty or with Special Qualifications in NM by the ABR. Fellowship trained in cross-sectional.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2. PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD
The Staff Radiologist will be supervised by the Section Chief on the imaging section to which assigned. Second-level supervision will be provided by the Service Chief.
Relationships with management, co-workers, patients, and the general public must be consistently courteous, respectful, and cooperative in nature. Incumbent must display a cooperative attitude and effectively work together to affect the organization’s mission and goals. Incumbent will ensure productivity is maintained at the established level for the program for which he/she is responsible.
Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive data in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, Federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. Protects the data from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Follows applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of access codes, etc.
Uses word processing software to execute several office automation functions such as storing and retrieving electronic documents and files; activating printers; inserting and deleting text, formatting letters, reports, and memoranda; and transmitting and receiving e-mail. Uses the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VistA) to access information in the Medical Center Computer System.
Age, Developmental, & Cultural Needs of Patients:
Veterans are typically between 18 and 70 years of age. This position requires the incumbent to possess or develop an understanding of the particular needs of these types of patients. Sensitivity to the special needs of all patients in respect to age, developmental requirements, and culturally related factors must be consistently achieved.
The incumbent is guided principally by the policies, principals, professional ethics and techniques of accepted medical practice. Additional guides are available in the form of VACO directives, program guides and circulars, health care facility memoranda, bulletins, union contracts, supervisory memoranda, policy and procedure statements, position descriptions, performance standards, and JCAHO and/or CARF criteria. Incumbent is expected to independently make use of guides in a creative, flexible manner and must use sound judgment in selecting techniques or introducing new practices and methods, adapting these as necessary to fit the needs of the patient population with which he/she works. The maintaining of quality relationships with professional colleagues as well as all levels of staff at the Medical Center is essential.
About the Area:
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland - School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. The VAMHCS is located in Baltimore, MD just off the Chesapeake Bay, about an hour’s drive north of Washington, D.C., and two hours south of Philadelphia. Award-winning dining is not hard to find, and cultural offerings include an internationally recognized symphony orchestra and art museums with works ranging from ancient to current-day artists. Baltimore also has a variety of performance venues, including the historic Hippodrome Theatre, a former vaudeville palace. The local arts scene reaches a mass audience during Artscape, an annual outdoor event that bills itself as the area's largest free arts festival. Support for Baltimore's professional sports teams bring residents together. Even on chilly winter afternoons or humid summer evenings, locals fill M&T Bank Stadium to cheer on the NFL's Ravens and flock to Camden Yards to root for the MLB's Orioles.
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