Physician (Radiologist)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY
9 days ago


Radiologists are physicians assigned to Radiology Service and are responsible for providing appropriate radiologic care to patients. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) [ "VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Yes Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Role\nRadiologists are physicians who have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited radiology residency program, or an equivalent foreign program, and who perform and interpret diagnostic imaging or interventional studies. Radiologists follow the guidelines of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM) regarding the Standard of Practice, and they are guided by the Appropriateness Criteria developed by ACR. The physician administers the activities of the Service to include:\n- Acting as consultants to clinical services.\n- As licensed independent practitioners, radiologists may change the ordering physician's request to a more appropriate study, may expand upon the ordered study or limit it, and may order imaging studies, taking care to consult the treating physician whenever possible. Radiologists will act in the patient's interest in ensuring studies are indicated and safe.\n- Documenting their procedures, consultations and healthcare decisions in the medical record.\n- Communicating emergent findings directly to the treating physician /Service in a timely manner.\n- Directing the activities of residents, technologists, and nurses assisting them.\n- Supervising the administration of medications, including contrast agents, by technologists and/or nurses.\n- Participating in quality assurance activities to improve patient safety, performance, and quality of care. - Development of, and adherence to, standard procedures and protocols.\n- Maintaining a safe radiation environment.\n- Ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality of patient medical information; Ensuring accurate CPT coding.\n- Ensuring compliance with federal statues, VA directives and polices, and The Joint Commission standards.\n- Radiologist to interpret full range of general diagnostic imaging modality exams to include MRI, CT, Ultrasound, plain film, mammography, fluoroscopy. 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. Work Schedule: Hours will be determined upon selection" ]