Job Overview


Dedicated to Patient-Centered Care, the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) is a state of the art network of health care facilities throughout Southern Arizona comprised of the medical center in Tucson, Arizona and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Casa Grande, Green Valley, Safford, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. Through an environment of compassion, education, and research, SAVAHCS is a national model of clinical and organizational excellence.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1946481

This announcement will remain open until filled.

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?


As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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 encourages persons with disabilities to apply

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

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System honors America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.

Are YOU the one?

We expect members of the SAVAHCS team to continually meet the VISN 22 Quality Standards.

Safety: SAFETY comes first!

Kindness: Treat Veterans, families, guests and SAVAHCS team members with compassion, respect and dignity.

Performance Excellence: Give your personal best and strive to "exceed expectations."

Presentation: Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and passion.

Stewardship: Accept responsibility for the duties entrusted to you, maintain the environment and support the SAVAHCS tradition of exceptional health care.



The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona is a level 1a complexity facility providing Radiology subspecialty services, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency services to Veterans across southern Arizona. The Radiology Service Line provides services including: General Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Breast Imaging, and DEXA.


The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is seeking an interventional radiologist.  Interventional Radiology (IR)duties include a wide range of inpatient and outpatient vascular and interventional radiology procedures including angiography, vascular interventions, biopsies, drainages, oncologic interventions, biliary interventions, nephrostomy tube placement, venous access and gastrostomy tube placement. Duties will also include interpretation of MRI, CT, US and plain films. Experience with body CT and MRI interpretation is desirable.  Other responsibilities include: resident and technologist education; review of pre-procedure labs and protocolling of radiology studies; participation in peer review process; quality management activities such as peer review, study/film quality; participation in SAVAHCS committees such as the multidisciplinary tumor board.

The Radiology department performs approximately 120,000 examinations per year and has 14 full and 1 part time physician faculty members and IR two nurse practitioners.  Four University of Arizona Radiology residents are present at the SAVAHCS at all times.  We currently have 2 Siemens MRI units (1.5T and 3 T), 2 Siemens CT scanners (64 slice and 256 slice dual-energy); two Siemens IR suites, Siemens PET/CT, 2 SPECT-CT, 1 gamma camera and 5 US units.  Current PACS is VistaRad, with planned migration to commercial PACS.  Voice recognition is Powerscribe 360.  We are in the process of acquiring a third MRI scanner. SAVAHCS provides a fully-integrated electronic medical records system, fully digital Radiology Department, and active multidisciplinary collaboration with other departments.  The successful candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level at University of Arizona.

Preferred Experience: 

1.    Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with subspecialty expertise in Interventional Radiology.

2.    Experience with body CT and MRI interpretation. 

3.    Currently possess BLS/ACLS or able to obtain.

Duty Hours:  Monday-Friday 0800-1630 hrs. IR call is approximately 1 week out of every 3-4 weeks.

Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:

  • 26 days paid vacation per year
  • 13 days sick leave per year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
  • Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
  • Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
  • Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education (Full-time staff only)
  • Liability protection for Federal Employees
  • Retirement-Federal Annuity Plan
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens and Non Citizens

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