Seeking BC Physiatrist for an excellent VA Staff opportunity in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona
The Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS) is actively recruiting to fill Board Certified Staff Physiatrist (BE considered) to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the University of Arizona & will be actively involved with education & teaching of Physiatrist Residents, medical students & other providers. The PVAHCS is a Joint Commission accredited, referral level 1b/high complexity, 129 bed facility serving more than 95,000 Veterans in central Arizona, including the rapidly expanding metropolitan Phoenix area. There are more than 322,000 Veterans who reside within the facility's primary service area. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our state-of-the-art VA facility!
The Physiatrist will be responsible for providing professional clinical services to Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. This position is under the direct administrative supervision of the Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. We provide high quality Service for our Veterans by placing an emphasis on therapeutic excellence, and a multi-disciplinary approach to care. The incumbent will participate as assigned in patient care, teaching, and administrative activities of the Service. Expertise in amputee or cancer rehabilitation is preferred. The Staff physiatrist may also be required to treat patients with painful and function-limiting musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues such as sprains/strains, disc herniation's, rheumatologic conditions, degenerative, developmental, acquired, and traumatic neuromuscular conditions of the upper and lower limbs, spinal cord, and brain. Prescribe therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitation modalities. Perform and interpret electro diagnostic studies to include electrodiagnostic studies . Interpret other diagnostic studies that evaluate a patient's musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Physiatrist should be competent to perform injection techniques. Fluoroscopy guided injections and musculoskeletal ultrasound training is desirable. The requirements for the incumbent will include teaching and preceptor responsibilities for the PM&R residency program (in affiliation with HonorHealth) and participation in residency and hospital committees as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
Board Certification in Physiatry preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered
Basking in sunshine 365 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, The Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona’s capitol offers much more than great weather.
The Phoenix metropolitan area is home to more than 4.2 million people and includes the cities of Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and Mesa. Phoenix, now America’s 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle.
Diversity abounds. Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths. Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping….for the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon! For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants, spas and night life. The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts. Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies.
Downtown Scottsdale has always been a entertainment and shopping center with a focus on art and things trendy, but now downtown Phoenix and the Biltmore area continue to offer more and more top rate restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping and sports venues. The well-established suburb of Glendale has been re-energized with the new Arizona Cardinal's football stadium and the Phoenix Coyote's hockey arena. All the major professional sports leagues have Phoenix teams and in March every year Major League Baseball's growing Cactus League spring training is a huge draw for visitors and locals alike.
Lake Pleasant north of town along with the Salt River and Verde River reservoir system east and northeast of Phoenix provides scenic mountain lakes very popular for power boating, water skiing and fishing.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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About Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS)
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.