The Rehabilitation Staff Physician provides clinical, administrative, education, and/or research care to veterans to ensure achievement of the VHA mission goals. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service. The incumbent is a board eligible/certified physician with advanced clinical experience, demonstrated administrative and leadership skills in rehabilitation, and who meets the requirements for credentialing at the Durham VA Health Care System. The responsibilities include hands on clinical work, oversight and administration of assigned aspects of the clinical service, including research and/or guidance and training for residents and other trainees. Provides rehabilitation medicine clinical care consistent with community standards and current guidelines and practices. Demonstrates concern for patient well-being and customer service. Takes initiative to improve the quality of patient care and proactively address clinical problems such that optimal patient care may be provided. Coordinates patient care with other relevant services. Stays abreast of current practices and meets local, state, federal, and other regulatory requirements to maintain licensure and provide high quality care. Takes into consideration age and culturally related differences of the various veteran populations served. Accurately documents clinical care provided in accord with medical center bylaws and all relevant regulations. Continuously assesses and improves the quality of clinical care. Continuously assesses and improves the processes of care delivery. Improves patient outcomes through use of strategies such as clinical practice guidelines and critical pathways, health risk assessments, use of electronic medical record and clinical reminders, and case management. Follows standards issued by various accrediting and regulatory groups and VACO. Effectively communicates with other service employees, patients and their families, employees from other services, stake holders, hospital leadership, and VISN and VACO staff when required. Exhibits clear, honest, and open communications in meetings and other interactions. Provides services with a patient centered vision to enhance patient education and shared decision making. Supports a customer-oriented culture. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 7:45 - 4:30 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599055400
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.