Radiology – Associate Professor or Professor WOT (AA24747)


Position Overview


Organization: School of Medicine, Radiology

Title : Associate Professor without Tenure, Professor without Tenure

Search Number : AA24747


Position Details


The Department of Radiology at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and the University of Washington, located in Seattle, Washington is seeking an outstanding clinical radiologist to be Service Line Leader of the Diagnostic Imaging Service (DIS) at VAPSHCS.  We invite applications for a full-time faculty member at the level of Associate Professor (0112) or Professor (0111) non tenure track, to join our DIS and Body Imaging section.  This is a multi-year appointment on twelve-month service period.

The VAPSHCS treats a growing, unique patient population of more than 100,000 Veterans in 14 counties in the Puget Sound catchment area. The system is comprised of the Seattle Division and the American Lake Division, six Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and one outreach clinic.Three of the clinics are VA-owned including the Bremerton CBOC, the North Olympic Peninsula Outreach Clinic, and the Mount Vernon CBOC and serve Veterans in five counties extending north of Everett to the Canadian border, and west of the Olympic Peninsula. There are contracted CBOCs serving Veterans in King County (Federal Way, Lake City, and Bellevue) and Chehalis, the southern region of the catchment area.The VAPSHCS Research Center, the fifth largest in VHA, operates two NIH-funded research centers with a $38 million budget that funds over 600 active research projects on Veteran health. Examples include: traumatic brain injury and multiple blast exposures, PTSD, deployment health, memory improvement, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and cancer. The VAPSHCS is honored to provide innovative and progressive training opportunities with nationally and internationally-recognized clinicians and researchers in a variety of disciplines.Candidates for this position must hold an M.D. (or foreign equivalent) and possess or be eligible for full medical licensure in Washington State. The successful applicant must be certified by the American Board of Radiology and must have significant leadership, mentoring, and management experience plus strong health care operations and planning experience. S/he must have demonstrated expertise in the academic missions of education and/or research in an affiliated environment.As a specialist in diagnostic radiology, the Service Line Leader will provide and direct patient care in a hospital setting and outpatient clinics to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serves as a consultant to other physicians as well as a supervisor to all employees in the Diagnostic Imaging service line. The Service Line Leader will be an experienced radiologist with a broad understanding of radiologic procedures and interpretation, quality control, and instrumentation, including general radiography as well as specialty areas based on computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, and ultrasonography.  The Service Line Leader will be responsible for the overall delivery of clinical care provided or contracted by Diagnostic Imaging Service.  They will provide education, training mentoring, and supervision to radiology residents as part of a shared residency program with the School of Medicine at the University of Washington.  Additionally, the Service Line Leader will maintain responsibility for fostering both research and academic pursuits within the department as well as supporting the broader Medical Center education and research missions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Clinical operations of VA Puget Sound Health Care System Diagnostic Imaging Service Line. S/he supports the graduate medical education programs and applied research, and the biomedical and clinical research programs in collaboration with the Associate Chief of Staff for Research
  • Performance management and quality improvement for Diagnostic Imaging Service line, and works closely with the Manager of Credentialing & Privileging Office to ensure regulatory and procedural requirements are met
  • Delivery of high quality, cost-effective, and safe patient care while meeting or exceeding performance goals, applying the highest ethical standards. S/he will function as service level manager with supervision and responsibility for the larger team including but not limited to: physicians, clerical staff, technologists, nurses, technical personnel, (PACS administrators), and administrative personnel.
  • Formulating policy, procedures, education, and training impacting the delivery of Diagnostic Imaging services
  • Planning, developing and directing the general radiology, CAT scan, Ultrasound, MRI, Interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine operations of Diagnostic Imaging Service. S/he will be expected to dedicate a significant percentage of time to the daily administrative responsibilities related to service line leadership.

As a practicing radiologist, the Service Line Leader for Diagnostic Imaging Service will also:

  • Provide direct patient care in a hospital inpatient, hospital clinic, and satellite clinic settings to adults with acute and chronic medical conditions and serve as a consultant to other physicians
  • Perform formal study interpretation, radiologic procedures, and consultation in imaging
  • Assist, train, supervise, and mentor radiology residents in the performance of radiographic procedures
  • Provide education and training to members of the medical staff through various conferences, committees, and lecture series

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-US) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. medical license examination (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.This recruitment is open until filled.  University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

Application Instructions

Address inquiries and current curriculum vitae to: Catherine P. Kaminetzky, M.D., Ph.D. Chief of Staff VA Puget Sound Health Care Systems 1600 S. Columbian Way (S-001) Seattle WA, 98108 Email: Catherine.Kaminetzky@va.gov or Henry Laguatan Human Resource Specialist VISN20, Physician Recruiter VA Puget Sound HCS1660 S. Columbian Way Seattle, WA 98108 Email: Henry.Laguatan@va.gov Phone: 253-583-3273

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.