SEEKING A PHYSIATRIST TO CARE FOR OUR VETERANS – BEDFORD, MA
EDITH NOURSE ROGERS MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL
You are invited to consider applying for the position of physiatrist, providing professional clinical services to Veterans referred to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and Pain Clinics. In this role, you provide support to the Medical Center on various aspects of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of physical medicine and pain medicine. Your practice will be mostly Outpatient with some Inpatient work in the short-term rehab unit. Currently accreditation is under way for a CARF intensive rehab service.
Your primary duties will include:
Providing recommendations and working with interdisciplinary team to coordinate care to provide optimal functioning, level of pain, and quality of life
Providing rehabilitation and primary care consultations on complex cases
Providing rehabilitation based interventional procedures (e.g. joint, muscle, ultrasound guided injections) and electromyography
Providing medical evaluations for CARF accredited intensive outpatient chronic pain rehabilitation program
Participating as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation member on the interdisciplinary pain management team for face to face consultation and electronic chart reviews of high risk complex cases
Advocating for veterans’ access to care with functional limitations, hearing/speech limitations and participation restrictions
Ensuring consults are performed in a timely manner
Overseeing and collaborating to ensure direct patient care programs are necessary and appropriate
Contributing to multi-center rehabilitation research and quality improvement projects
Training medical residents on general Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and chronic pain management
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical center that provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services, including:
Mental Health Services
Homeless Veteran Services
Women's Health Services
Long Term Nursing Care
Select Specialty Services
Compensation and Pension exams
Bedford VA has a full continuum of mental health programming, including a number of nationally known exemplars in the areas of Vocational Services, Peer Services, Homeless Services and outpatient Mental Health services. Programming is organized around a "recovery oriented" treatment philosophy, and the Mental Health Service Line is a national leader in psychosocial rehabilitation, research and education. Professional training opportunities in psychosocial rehabilitation and in interprofessional mental health enhance our rich setting of care.
Academic Affiliations Include:
Boston University School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School Geriatric Fellowship Program
Lahey Clinic Internal Medicine/Geriatrics Program
Boston University School of Dental
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
University of Massachusetts Nursing Program
The hospital campus is situated on a beautiful wooded campus and adjacent to a golf course. Bedford is located in the cradle of the nation, with Concord, Lexington, and Boston close by. If you’d like to enjoy the benefits of living in an area rich in culture, recreational and entertainment amenities, in coastal New England while caring for our veterans, and you’d like more information about filling this role, email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
The benefits are many when working as a VA physician and some of them include:
Paid Time Off:
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
For more information, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
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About Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.