The physician will serve as the associate chief of Imaging Service and report directly to the chief of Imaging Service. The incumbent will work directly with the Chief of DIS in being responsible for the leadership and management of the imaging service. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for frontline staff clinical radiologist duties. This is full performance level of this position. Associate Chief duties can include but are not limited to: Direct supervision of the section chiefs and staff radiologists as determined by the service chief, responsibility for the providers' performance appraisals and performance awards, evaluation of prospective new hires throughout the service, overseeing regulatory and compliance issues, credentialing and peer review tasks, performance evaluations, addressing patient complaints, strategic oversight of of equipment and equipment planning, orders management, personnel contracts, high-level management of the PACS system, and other operational and strategic duties. Attend leadership and management meetings to assist in managing the Imaging Service. Share administrative on-call beeper coverage duties with the service chief Assume the responsibilities of the service chief in the service chief's absence. Frontline imaging provider duties can include the following: The incumbent will be responsible for performing formal imaging study interpretation, radiologic procedures and consultation, depending on their experience and the needs of the service, within the areas delineated by their clinical privileges They will be eligible for and expected to seek an academic appointment with the affiliated University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and will provide education, training, mentoring and supervision to radiology residents as part of a shared residency program with UWMC. Additionally, depending on the academic appointment at UWMC, radiologists may be expected to pursue research and/or academic interests related to the field of imaging. They will provide education and training to members of the medical staff through various conferences, committees and lecture series. The incumbent may be assigned administrative and managerial responsibilities related to clinical care through participation in clinical, educational and administrative committees, task groups or special projects. Supervisory responsibilities can include performance evaluations, praise, discipline, time and attendance of staff and contract radiologists. The incumbent will be expected to take part in clinical on-call and beeper coverage, evening and weekend shifts in proportion to their administrative off-hours coverage. There may be requirements to provide physical onsite support to the community-based clinics in the greater Seattle, Everett and Tacoma area, as well as future clinics. Individuals with specialized fellowship training may be assigned director responsibilities for that subspecialty and may function as the primary radiologist responsible for formulating policy, procedures, education and training impacting the daily clinical operations of the subspecialty. Incumbent labor mapping within clinical and non-clinical areas will be determined by the service chief. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Recruitment Incentive/Relocation Incentive is not authorized for this position. EDRP: Not Available VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
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