The purpose of this position is to interpret medical images such as MRIs, X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds. This position may also use radioactive materials for the purpose of medical imaging and the use of radiation to treat conditions.
Provide written and /or oral interpretations of medical images for x-ray, computed axial tomography (CAT/CT), digital mammography – real time for diagnostic exams, ultrasounds, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Provide immediate telephone consultation with physicians to report abnormal findings that could alter the treatment and care of a patient. Determines based on patient’s physical condition, history and symptomology, what radiological examinations are necessary for accurate diagnosis. Prescribes x-rays for specific body areas to be taken by the technologist. Administers any radiopaque substance, which the patient cannot take orally, to render internal structures and organs visible to diagnostic x-ray or fluoroscopic screen. After study of developed x-ray or fluoroscopic images, evaluates findings, correlating them with other examinations and tests. Records diagnosis and recommendations for inclusion in patient’s record, and forwards to attending physician. Serves as consultant to other physicians to interpret radiologic findings, and assists in determining the nature and the extent of further diagnostic studies. Recommends methods and procedures for coordination of roentgenologic services with other medical activities, and advises on the kind and quantity of roentgenological personnel, supplies and equipment. Responsible to orient and oversee work provided by temporary or locum tenens radiologists during the absence of the Radiology Supervisor. Will also be responsible to evaluate the performance of temporary radiologists, and recommend to the Medical Executive Committee appropriate continued privileges. Participates in teaching activities for the clinical staff, including residents in various specialties, and physician extender trainees. Assists in training programs for field x-ray technicians to improve technical skills including knowledge of radiation protection. Assists in the monitoring and reporting of continuous Quality Improvement activities, meeting all CMS requirements. A Lead Interpreting Physician shall be designated in writing for mammography, with credentials in place, to be registered with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and FDA, before any mammograms are read for Tséhootsooí Medical Center. Individual Radiologist will be present and available within the Radiology department from 8AM to 5PM Monday thru Friday, minus a one hour lunch break. Some weekends and on call as necessary. Furnish all necessary qualified and credentialed personnel, supplies, materials and equipment necessary to perform services under this contract. Contractor’s Radiologists’ credentials are to comply with American College of Radiology (ACR), and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for Mammography and CT. Perform quarterly in-house peer review on interpretations from electronic images. The contractor shall provide hard copies or email reports to the contracting officer’s representative within five days following peer review process. Peer review activity reports shall express group opinion for agreement/disagreement, additional information required on reports, etc. To meet CMS or equivalent accreditation organization requirements. Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years direct work experience in a hospital setting.
EDUCATION: Radiologist must have completed of an approved residency or other accredited training in radiology or a combination of such training with appropriate experience to be board eligible. Certification by an American specialty board in radiology or approved residency or other accredited training, or combinations of such training with appropriate experience. The incumbent must be board certified or board eligible from the American Board of Radiology and General Radiology, have a M.D. or D.O. degree, and a current permanent unrestricted state license.
Able to communicate verbally, in technical writing, and electronically in a respectful and professional manner. Knowledge of VistA, TeleRadiology, and PAC’s. Ability to analysing and interpret information and diagnose problems. Must be able to work as a team member and develop productive and cooperative working relationships with all members of the health care team. This position requires a knowledge of, and sensitivity to, cultural and language differences. Must have excellent interpersonal skills in handling interactions with hospital staff, other agencies, groups, and patients and families. Knowledge of medical ethics and the law. General Radiologist position must have the ability to perform all modalities, including some basic Interventional such as pain management, biopsies, drains, LPs, myelograms, IVC filters and kyphoplasty. There are occasional arthrograms. Ability to multi task and handle large volumes of exams -the volume is approximately 80- 100 exams a day with one radiologist on site. On the days when there are two people on site, the volume is 50-60 exams. Ability to help with growth and expansion. The women’s center has grown in the past year and still has room for continued growth as it has become a strong area of the radiology department. Expectation will be to perform stereotactic, US guided and possible MRI breast biopsies. Ability to assist with the backup of a team of Tele-radiologists to provide subspecialty and after-hours reads. A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers and other references.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Multi-State Licensure Hospital System, Competitive Salary, Federal Tort Coverage, Sign-On Bonus, Full Employee Benefits, $5,000 Relocation Incentive, $3,500 Annual CME Allowance with 40 hours of PTO, Personal/Sick Leave Accrual, 9 Federal Holidays 2 Floating Holidays PTO, Loan Repayment Programs and 1-4 bedroom homes.