The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS is seeking a full-time Physician (Chief - Radiology Service). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is a Joint Commission accredited facility serving Veterans in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana. The VA Medical Center is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Steeped in southern culture, Jackson is home to a multitude of world-class painters, sculptors, dancers, actors, architects, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, and artisans of many disciplines. The city pulses with music from classical to inspirational, home-grown gospel, blues, jazz, rock 'n roll, R&B and more that can be found all around town. Beautifully changing seasons offer numerous fall and holiday events rich with tradition, surprising spring flings for shaking off winter's chill, and laid back summer celebrations that detour off the fast lane. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May Be Offered to Highly Qualified Candidate. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. 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). Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement). Licensure: One 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. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Major Duties/Responsibilities ~ Exercise administrative, programmatic, clinical, and academic oversight of radiology care programs to ensure delivery of quality services. ~ Serve as the principal spokesperson and advocate for radiology programs and patients within the VA Medical Center. ~ Coordinate and integrate both clinical and administrative aspects of the programs into a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of the Veteran population. ~ Direct patient care needs assessments; identify gaps in services and support program development to meet those needs. ~ Ensure compliance with all The Joint Commission functions and standards applicable to radiology programs. ~ Integrate radiology services into primary functions of the organization. ~ Oversee, develop, coordinate, and evaluate academic programs affiliated with Radiology Service, and serve as liaison with the sponsoring institutions for such programs. ~ Participate in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams. ~ Develop and implement appropriate policies, service agreements, procedures, plans, and professional standards that guide and support all radiology programs. ~ Coordinate orientation and, in cooperation with education, promote staff development and training. ~ Expectation of clinical care by reading films based on clinical mapping for appropriate level facility ~ When requested, serve as the Acting Chief of Staff during the absence of the Chief of Staff, and member of the Clinical Executive Board. ~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm. Administrative on-call nights/weekends/holidays and back up call coverage for clinical duties. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.