Physician-(Chief of Division of Rehabilitation Services - Physiatrist)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Internal Number: 707722100
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), 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. 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 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, pulling, and carrying. Must be able to walk, stand, and bend for 2-4 hours per day. Able to distinguish between basic colors. Hearing (aid permitted). Good interpersonal skills, working closely with others. Use of fingers for 6-7 hours per day. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): May be Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact email@example.com , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 The Chief of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) is responsible for the effective and efficient management of Audiology & Speech Pathology, Recreation, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation programs and services. Incumbent reports directly to the Chief of Staff for day-to-day administrative supervision and operational components of the Division of Rehabilitation Service. The Chief of DRS is responsible for ensuring the three-fold PM&RS mission: provide comprehensive rehabilitation of the Veteran across a full continuum of care; commit to education and training of rehabilitation professionals necessary to deliver all required rehabilitation functions to support patient care; and support the Office Research and Development (ORD) in promoting clinic and scientific research directed toward the advancement of medical rehabilitation and engineering technology. Clinical. The purpose is to rehabilitate patients to their maximum functional potential with the goal of independent living. Rehabilitation treatment has a direct impact on the physical, social, or economic well-being of patients. The exact privileges and procedures for particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards board. Provide outpatient medical management of neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, acute and chronic pain, deformity or amputation, cardiac or pulmonary disease, or other disabling conditions. Assess characteristics of patients' pain such as intensity, location, and duration using standardized clinical measures. Examine patients to assess mobility, strength, communication, or cognition as this relates to their impairment and disability. Diagnose or treat movement-related conditions such as mechanical or sports related or repetitive motion injuries. Capable of performing pain management interventions such as joint/bursae injections, trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and other injections with and without ultrasound guidance. Capable of performing a wide array of spinal procedures including epidural injections (transforaminal and intralaminar), selective nerve root blocks, facet injections, radiofrequency ablation procedures, and caudal injections. Performing testing including nerve conduction studies and electromyography. Monitor effectiveness of pain management interventions such as medications, neurostimulator devices, and spinal and other types of injections. Consults with hospital physicians and primary physicians regarding a patient's need for hospital admission or ER evaluation. Maintain complete, timely and legible medical records. Meets or exceeds productivity goals in regard to patient visits. Participates in physician's QA program if requested and available. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM"]
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.