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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 The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) staff physician independently provides clinical Physiatric services to eligible Veterans. Services are provided within the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System at the Nashville and/or Alvin C. York (Murfreesboro) Veterans Affairs Medical Center and surrounding clinics, in outpatient and inpatient Medical Center programs. The incumbent is expected to interact with the Veteran as well as family members, significant others, community agencies and providers, and other staff. The staff physiatrist will be responsible for: Assessing and prescribing treatment for outpatients and inpatients referred by consultations. Providing Comprehensive TBI Evaluations and other Traumatic Brain Injury services for appropriate patients. Providing specialty tests such as Electrodiagnostic Testing and other procedures such as peripheral joint injections, soft tissue injections, and botulinum toxin injections for spasticity as determined by needs of the service and education/training/certification/skills demonstrated Providing coverage for other physicians as needed during times of absence including clinical coverage, oversight of Physician Assistant(s), and other The staff physiatrist will work with patients, families and rehabilitation team members and other providers including: Rehabilitation nurses Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists Speech and Language Pathologists Recreational Therapists Prosthetists/Orthotists Social Workers Psychologists Other physicians When appropriate and based on academic appointment, staff physiatrists are responsible for the teaching of residents and medical students, as well as responsible for oversight of the care provided residents and students. Staff physiatrists will participate in the administration of programs, committees, and other staff functions as delegated by the Chief of PM&R Service. Educational responsibilities include education of other staff in the medical center who are involved in rehabilitation programs. Programmatic responsibilities include establishment of policies and procedures; relationship management, promotion of programs; ongoing program evaluation; practice improvement activities; evaluation of resource utilization and other program development. Advocacy within the medical center and the community for the department programs and the veterans they serve. The staff physician will be willing to serve as the "physician delegate" of the Chief of PM&R Service. The staff physiatrist will be expected to hold an appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and comply with rules and regulations related to said appointment. The provider should expect to participate in faculty committees and medical student/residency training. Functions and Assigned Duties: Clinical: 90%. The staff physiatrist is assigned to outpatient general physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics and subspecialty clinics including with primary duties assigned to Traumatic Brain Injury clinic and Second Level Evaluation/Comprehensive TBI Evaluations (OIF-OEF clinic). There may be needs to provide additional services in Amputee/Orthotics clinic, Musculoskeletal clinic, General PM&R clinic, Wheelchair clinic, Spinal Cord injury clinic, Pain clinic, EMG clinic, and other specialty clinics as needed and as they are developed. Administrative: up to 10%. The staff physiatrist will spend time on administrative work related to program development and accreditation, as well as other committee work as determined by Service Chief Education: ad hoc, however this may be up to 10% protected non-clinical time pending goals and objectives. The staff physiatrist will spend time directly teaching and coordinating teaching activities for SOM and Department of PM&R medical students, residents, and other professionals (e.g. Physical Therapists, Physician Assistants) as necessary. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7AM - 3PM
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.