Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). The Salem VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full time Interventional Radiologist in the Imaging Service Line located at the Salem VA Medical Center, Salem, Virginia. Interventional Radiologist (IR) Duties The interventional radiologist has primary responsibility for interventional radiology procedures. Candidates must be proficient in peripheral vascular interventions (including angioplasty, stent placements and thrombolysis) embolization procedures (such as GI bleed, prostatic arteries , gastric varices and chemoembolization), renal procedures such as nephrostomy, dialysis related interventions , CT /US guided procedures( biopsies, drainages, aspirations) , spine interventions (pain management ESI and vertebroplasty/ kyphoplasty, lumbar puncture, myelograms), intercostal nerve blocks, Biliary procedures, TIPS procedure, Endovascular Aortic Repair, and Radiofrequency ablations (of the tumors of kidneys, liver and lung). In addition, the candidate has the responsibility of review of IR orders for appropriateness and feasibility, pre-procedure preparation, knowledge and technical skill in image-guided procedures, post-procedure care and appropriate documentation in CPRS. Coordination of care within the IR team, with other staff in the medical center, and occasionally with providers outside the medical center is an essential function. The consultative role encompasses patient chart and imaging record review, and patient assessment that integrates the value of imaging and radiology procedures in patient management. Overall Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist Duties Oversight of quality and safety: Review exam requests for appropriateness. Prescribe exam protocols and modify as needed for specific clinical indications. Provide oversight of technical image quality with feedback to technologists. Provide clinical oversight of medication administration, including contrast, preps and other medications relevant to the Imaging Service. 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. Image Interpretation and Consultation Interpret imaging exams including relevant exam comparison and correlation with clinical information in CPRS. Generate reports that contain pertinent findings and measurements, a description of normal and abnormal structures, discussion of differential diagnoses, recommendations and impression. 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. Consult with providers on various aspects of imaging such as exam selection, review of results and other support functions. Participate in clinical conferences such as Tumor Board and others. Patient Care 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. Participate in the coordination of patient care: Contact clinical providers as relevant to effective patient care, discuss evaluation, management, follow-up and other aspects of coordinated, patient-centered care. Integrate resources to provide current, optimal care: consult colleagues, research literature, maintain continuing education and other sources of current practice. Medical Staff Functions Participate in Imaging and general medical staff meetings, committee assignments, compliance and other components of an organized medical staff. Education Support academic affiliations in technologist, radiologic assistant, medical student, resident and other teaching programs that involve the Imaging Service. Provide clinical experience, cognitive development, and other aspects of effective teaching. Work Schedule: 8:15AM- 5:00PM (Monday thru Friday) and both IR and Diagnostic call Relocation incentive: Not authorized Recruitment incentive: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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