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
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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
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
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
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.
Certified in Diagnostic Radiology with subspecialty
expertise in Interventional Radiology.
Experience with body CT and MRI interpretation.
Currently possess BLS/ACLS or able to obtain.
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
- 15 days
military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
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
Absence for Continuing Medical Education (Full-time staff only)
protection for Federal
- Retirement-Federal Annuity Plan
Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)