The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) is seeking a full time Cardiothoracic Radiologist who has significant experience with cardiac and thoracic CT and MRI interpretation, or has recently completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Imaging, who can also interpret General Radiologic studies. Incumbent to fill this role will be responsible for functions which fall under the scope of care of Radiology Service. These include clinical and administrative management, and include but are not limited to the following: Interpret examinations related to other specialties is preferred, to particularly include Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Interpret radiographs Perform fluoroscopic exams. Examinations - Use assessment skills to promptly interpret radiological examinations using appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data. Provides follow-up when indicated. Diagnosis - Accurately interprets and evaluates radiological data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Corrects diagnosis when necessary. Therapeutic Ability - Initiates appropriate and timely interpretation. Recognizes changes in behavior, symptoms, sign, and other pertinent facts about the patient during and after the performance of radiology examinations, and has the ability to modify plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Effectiveness in Emergencies - Acts quickly in recognizing emergency situations, and takes timely necessary action. Patient Management - Maintains confidentiality of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills. Acts as a consultant in involving patients in the treatment and management plan. Consultations and Specialty Skills - Acts as a consultant for the Radiology Section in developing, implementing and evaluation diagnosis and treatment of patients. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the need for consultation to other facility specialty areas. Record keeping - Promptly and completely reports physical examinations and changes in patient status. Maintains clear, accurate, and current clinical records. Completes medical records per hospital regulations. The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at University of Arizona. Other responsibilities include: resident and technologist education; review of pre-procedure labs and protocolling of radiology studies; participation in peer review process; quality management activities such as peer review, study/film quality; participation in SAVAHCS committees such as the multidisciplinary tumor board. Ability to cover nuclear medicine studies is preferred. SAVAHCS provides a fully-integrated electronic medical records system, fully digital Radiology Department, and active multidisciplinary collaboration with other departments. Radiology Department performs approximately 129,000 examinations per year and has 16 full and 2-part time physician faculty members. Five University of Arizona Radiology residents are present at the SAVAHCS at all times. We currently have 2 Siemens MRIs (1.5T and 3 T), 2 Siemens CT scanners (64 slice and 256 slice dual-energy); two Siemens IR suites, Siemens PET/CT, 2 SPECT-CT, 1 gamma camera and 5 US units. Current PACS is Agfa- Impax. Voice recognition is Power scribe 360. We are in the process of installing a third, 1.5T Siemens MRI scanner. SAVAHCS provides a fully-integrated electronic medical records system, fully digital Radiology Department, and active multidisciplinary collaboration with other departments. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, some on-call coverage required, may include occasional night/weekend duties. Telework: Occasional telework may be authorized Virtual: Not authorized Compressed/Flexible: Optional, but dependent upon the needs of the department. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidate. PCS: Not authorized EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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