Physician - Spine and Musculoskeletal - Recruitment/Relocation Incentive and EDRP
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Dallas, Texas, Texas
Internal Number: 721905700
The Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System is currently recruiting for a Spine and Musculoskeletal Physician within the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service located in Dallas, TX. A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidate. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Education: 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. License: 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. English Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialty Experience in performing initial histories and physical examinations on outpatients and inpatients, formulating diagnosis and determining patients' needs for further diagnostic or therapeutic care and follow-up, documenting electronic medical records. Communicating with different parties including patients, family members, and other team members. Experienced in managing patients with spine problems and chronic pain. Orders diagnostic tests and consults and initiates therapeutic regimes for patients with spine or pain problems. Familiar with prescribing and monitoring narcotics and controlled substances even though the volume is low. Experienced in performing electromyography (EMGs) and nerve conduction studies. Experience in performing rehab office procedures such as trigger joint injections, tendon/bursa/joint injections, providing preventive health care screening of outpatients and treatment for spine care patients. Experience in providing supervisions to PM&R residents, a physician assistant, and nurses. Good customer service skills 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (4-8hrs); Standing (4-8hrs); Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability ["The duties and responsibilities of the spine and musculoskeletal physician at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Service includes, but may not be limited to: Performs initial histories and physical examinations on PM&R spine patients and other patients. Reviews relevant medical information and formulates diagnosis and treatment plan, using patient-centered approach and following evidence-based practice principles. Prescribes medications and other interventions within approved privileges. Performs PM&R related procedures such as electromyography (EMG), joint injections, Bursa injections, Botox injection etc., within approved privilege. Provides ongoing care for established patients and refers to other specialties and other health care professionals (chiropractor, physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture etc.) as indicated. Checks Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Database, monitors drug test results; and enters controlled substance orders as indicated clinically. Orders and follows up on diagnostic studies timely (such as laboratory tests, x-rays, MRIs and other imaging studies, electrocardiograms, etc.). Finishes patient notes and encounters timely. Carries out health promotion and disease prevention activities Initiates requests for consultation services with other VA and Non-VA services (community care) if indicated. Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with employees, volunteers, consumers, and stakeholders within the VA and outside community agencies. Attends all appropriate meetings (interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, departmental/section staff meetings, other committees as appropriate, etc.) is necessary. Initiates or collaborates in the performance improvement processes and complies with performance measures as required by the VHA and for the PM&R Service. This work will include referring cases for Protected Peer Review (Focus Peer Review and Ongoing Peer Review). Completes the continuing education hours needed for maintaining professional licensure. Demonstrates professional behavior that conforms to VA regulations and policy, state and federal laws, and ethical codes of appropriate professional accrediting organizations. Provides academic teaching and clinical supervision to various disciplines and levels of training, including fellows, residents, students, advanced practice providers (APPs), and other interdisciplinary team members. Serves as a consultant to other medical center staff and trainees as appropriate. Offers consultation to colleagues and students on the treatment of patients treated in specialty areas, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective practice skills. Serves on service level, medical center, Healthcare System, VISN, and/or National VA committees or task forces, as assigned. Represents the Medical Center or Healthcare System at professional/program community group/events and committees if needed. Communicates with different stakeholders effectively. Provides cross-coverage for other PM&R physicians as needed when they are on leave. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified individual Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified individual Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in \"Education section\" Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting"]
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