Diagnostic Radiologist w/ Neuroradiology Work Life Balance
Fresno VA Medical Center
Location: Fresno, California
Type: Full Time
Are you looking an opportunity to focus on quality patient care! VA Central California Health Care System is recruiting a full-time Staff Radiologist at our Fresno VA Medical Center. The incumbent would preferably be fellowship trained in Neuroradiology, but proficient at interpreting a full range of general diagnostic imaging modality exams that include ultrasound, MRI, CT, plain film, DEXA and fluoroscopy. The incumbent will be responsible for shared oversight of service protocols, technologists and service practices, interdisciplinary communications, and participate in interactions with Clinical Services to achieve Best Practice standards and maintain high quality patient care. The incumbent will facilitate, implement, and maintain process quality improvement activities and optimize utilization of imaging resources. The incumbent will also act as the designated Lead Radiologist during times of absence of the Lead Radiologist.
Additional duties/responsibilities are:
Provide expertise and support in various facets of Diagnostic Radiology and patient care.
The incumbent largely functions independently without direct supervision, maintains self-directed exam workflow, quality control and safety.
Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. Support patient care services with reports timely to the care being delivered with the method of communication appropriate to the level of clinical importance or acuity.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to review of exam requests for appropriateness, prescribe exam protocols, respond to consults, provide oversight of technical image quality, provide clinical oversight of medication administration, provide oversight and serve as resource for radiation and MRI safety, provide oversight and serve as resource for infection control practices.
Participate in various aspects of quality assurance such as peer review, protocol review, appropriateness criteria and performance improvement.
Interact with patients to obtain relevant clinical history and physical exam findings within the scope of radiology practice, provide education to patients and support, obtain informed consent, issue disclosures when appropriate, document in CPRS, enter orders in CPRS, and other aspects of physician practice.
VA Central California HCS maintains a close relationship with the University of California, San Francisco – Fresno Medical Education Program, and there are teaching and research opportunities available as an appointed member of the UCSF-Fresno faculty.
Candidates must be: 1) US Citizen or PRA, 2) BE/BC Diagnostic Radiology, 3) a medical license in any State and 4) confirm vaccination for seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which are both requirements for all Health Care Personnel (HCP) employed by Department of Veterans Affairs. Preferred Experience: fellowship trained in Neuroradiology.
Expected Salary range 300,000 to $400,000, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials, and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus.
Education Debt Reduction Program, if approved receive up to $200k in school loan repayment.
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
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
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service