Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 829817

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized.

The payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS)/relocation expenses is not authorized.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on May 24, 2013, will be considered first. If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after May 24 will be reviewed and referred for consideration every two weeks.


If selected for this position, you will serve as administrative and clinical Section Chief for the Interventional Radiology (IR) section of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS) Imaging Service. You will provide patient care services within the scope of vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology. You will also have responsibilities in other areas such as education and committee service.

Responsibilities include:

  • business planning, establishing section level policy, maintaining compliance with hospital policies, and ensuring compliance with VA and external oversight agency (i.e., Joint Commission) requirements
  • supervising professional and technical staff within Interventional Radiology and overseeing affiliated staff from the Department of Defense or the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA)
  • performing interventional procedures, interpreting and communicating imaging results including report entry into the digital medical record and verbal notification of critical findings
  • providing consultative service for referring physicians, providing comparative reports as requested, and participating in clinics, OR cases and inpatient rounds as appropriate
  • participating in clinical conferences and hospital committees
  • participating in quality control/quality management activities including department and hospital level peer review activities
  • teaching house staff and medical students assigned to Interventional Radiology

Travel Required

  • Not Required