The John D. Dingell is seeking a Physiatrist for its Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Section in the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Line. The PM&R staff physician independently provides clinical services to eligible Veterans. The physician is required to interact not only with the Veteran but also family, significant others, community agencies, and other staff. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible physician (either MD or DO) with AMA or AOA approved residency training in Physical, Medicine & Rehabilitation. Minimum 5 years of experience (recommended) 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ["Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: - Provide leadership and oversight for inpatient and/or outpatient interdisciplinary teams. - Interest and skills in the education of residents, fellows, medical students, and other health care trainees is a requirement, as the supervision of residents is a major duty of this position. - Provides expert level clinical care in PM&R specific evaluations, diagnoses and treatment, including using telehealth modalities. - Utilizes effective communication skills at all levels to enhance team functioning, patient care coordination, and leadership. - Provides clinical care for all general rehabilitation populations. - Develops, implements, and documents the PM&R treatment plan patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. - Provides consultations for musculoskeletal evaluations and treatments to include expertise/experience in joint and soft tissue injections. - Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation. - Coverage of the inpatient rehabilitation unit as needed. - Providing coverage for colleagues within the SCI/D system of care as determined by the Supervisor or Chief. - Primary function is direct patient care. Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive, complex treatment and care management programs for individual patients or groups of patients to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize ability to function as independently as possible for all Rehabilitation Service clinics, SCI/D and inpatient rehabilitation unit and inpatient - The physiatrist maintains communication with Veteran's primary care provider and makes appropriate referrals to allied health professionals within PM&RS (PT, OT, RT), as well as specialty care providers outside PM&RS to ensure implementation of their recommended plan of care. - Participation in the administration of programs, committees, and other staff functions as delegated by the Supervisor. - Educational responsibilities include education of other staff in the medical center who are involved in rehabilitation programs. - Provide recommendations and works with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate care to provide optimal functioning, decrease level of pain, and improve quality of life for Veterans. - Management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. - Collaborates with the Coordinators of the Polytrauma/TBI, amputee, EMG and procedure clinics providing coverage for these clinics as needed. - Must perform Electromyography (EMG's) in EMG clinic -All other duties as assigned by the ACOS, GEC Svc. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): No 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.