Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1913780


OUR MISSION: 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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

Permanent Change of Station (PSC) move is NOT authorized.

Hampton VA Medical Center, is situated on an attractive waterfront campus, serves a 15-county area in eastern Virginia and a 10-county area in northeastern North Carolina. This area, commonly referred to as the Tidewater Area, has a veteran population of more than 220,000 veterans. The area abounds in cultural, historical, and family activities, from historical Williamsburg to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Hampton's proximity to many attractions and mild winters offers year round opportunities for your leisure time.

Position closing dated can be changed prior to September 29, 2017. Applications will be reviewed following the cut-off dates of the 15th of each month and the end of each month. Applications received by the cut-off date will be given consideration at that time.


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.  Responsibilities include:

-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 face-to-face meetings.

-Supports a program of staff development that upgrades knowledge and skills of the Service personnel and prepares future leaders for the service.

-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

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No