This position is with Pain Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS). PM&RS is seeking a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Physiatrist to join our team to provide generalized PM&R outpatient care. The PM&R Physiatrist may provide specialized physiatry care in association with any Rehab Medicine provider outpatient clinic operated by the service, including but not limited to Physiatry, Electromyography (EMG), Amputee, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["The Physiatrist specializes in medical rehabilitation and treatment to promote the health, independence, and quality of life for Veterans with a variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The position is under the direct administrative supervision of the PM&RS Medical Director, and the Rehabilitation, Extended Care and Whole Health Services Care Line (REC&W) Chief. The work is comprised of providing clinical services consistent with accepted ethical and professional standards in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Physiatrist will: assist in diagnosing, treating, and directing rehabilitation treatment plans, for individuals with acute and chronic pain from musculoskeletal conditions, stroke, spasticity, traumatic brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury, post-operative rehabilitation. perform procedures including peripheral injections, and electromyogram testing. utilizes non-surgical treatment methods such as non-narcotic pain medications, modalities and utilize whole health services. provide professional clinical services to Veterans with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Experience with peripheral joint injections, and experience in performing electrodiagnostic testing, is highly recommended. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment and Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn moreEDRP Authorized: Contact VHAEDRPProgramSupport@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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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.