The Hampton VA Medical Center is in search of an
energetic, driven, visionary leader in healthcare to serve as Chief,
Diagnostic/Imaging Service. The ideal candidate is one with
extensive managerial experience, and demonstrated excellence in leadership
in a diverse Medical Center. Chief, Diagnostic/Imaging Service
links clinical improvement to operational efficiency for the service.
-Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial
and clinical leaders in formulating local medical center policy, resource
planning for manpower, equipment, and space.
-Monitors measured outcomes and works collaboratively
with Medical Center Management to meet mutual program goals.
-Identifies long and short range needs to formulate
proposals for executive-level management consideration.
-Initiates actions on a continuing basis for
progressive improvement of service delivery that involves preparing and
justifying funding requests for the service.
-Formulates and recommends the interdisciplinary
service policies, establishes and implements administrative activities,
techniques, procedures, and methods to ensure sound, meaningful, and practical
clinical program consistency in keeping with current and advanced concepts and
objectives of the Medical Center.
-Coordinates the interdisciplinary service activities
with other services and clinics of the facility by collaborating with other
Service Chiefs in the medical center to achieve optimum interdepartmental
cooperation to ensure that quality patient care is maintained.
-Participates in medical center policy decisions
affecting patient care services. This involves collaborating with colleagues in
developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and
standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients.
-Actively participates on committees, task forces, and
other groups at the medical center and affiliate schools to assist in policy
changes. This may be done via conference calls, electronic mail, and
-Supports a program of staff development that upgrades
knowledge and skills of the Service personnel and prepares future leaders for
-Ensures that Service education maintains goals and
objectives compatible with the overall Service plans, goals, and objectives and
encourages staff to request and attend program development offerings.
-Promotes an environment in which line service staff
and others integrate research into clinical practice and ensures that staff
members are informed of policies related to research and that pertinent
research studies are made available to all staff.
-Maintains effective working relationships with local
union representatives using partnership principles.
-Collaborates with Human Resources personnel to meet
labor-management partnership obligations in planning policy changes within the
medical center that may have potential impact on the Service.
-Identifies performance improvement opportunities and
applies approved criteria in the process of accessing, planning, implementing,
and evaluating such opportunities.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM (weekends, extended
hours as needed, on call hours)
Functional Statement Title: Chief, Radiology and Diagnostic Service