Will work in outpatient setting, with an inter-disciplinary team, where non-opioid treatments are preferred. Provider should be skilled in comprehensive evaluations, office injections including Botox for pain and migraine. Skills in NCS/EMG preferred, and OMT a plus. There may be the option to perform interventional spine procedures, round in our subacute/long-term care facility, perform acupuncture, perform research, and collaborate with other departments per the candidate's interests. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Contact Mr. Sean Moser @ Sean.Moser@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting DUTIES: The staff Physiatrist works within his or her privileges at all times. The Physiatrist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She/he must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of chronic pain management, i.e., he or she is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen. Primary duties are to perform patient care in the Pain Management setting which includes the clinical outpatient area, and the inpatient setting as needed. Incumbent evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status and make recommendations for continue care as needed. Provide assessment physical and functional status of Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Pain clinics. Responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. Provide recommendations and work with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate care to provide optimal functioning, level of pain, and quality of life for Veterans. Work effectively with patients, families, co-workers, and other health care professionals treating them with respect and dignity. Be accessible and available to personnel in the Rehab team and primary care and specialty clinics for consultation on complex cases. Be responsible for integrating the core values and mission into the rehabilitation process for the patients treated. Have working knowledge of outpatient services in physical medicine and rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy, speech and language pathology, recreational therapy, social work, psychology, compensated work therapy, and rehabilitation nursing care. As a staff physiatrist and pain medicine physician, the incumbent provides support to the Pain Management program which includes training of providers within the Medical Center on various aspects of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of physical medicine and pain. Works closely with Pain Team and Rehab Team as needed in the delivery of care for chronic pain patients. Assist with the performance of the Pain Management programs in the areas of consultation to the pain providers through regular interdisciplinary team meetings. Collaborates with the Coordinators of the Polytrauma/TBI, amputee, and SCI programs, providing coverage for these clinics when there is a need. Advocates for patients with functional limitations and pain to access care. Ensures consults requesting Physical Medicine services are performed in a timely manner and the results are made readily available to the referring practitioners The Physiatrist performs telehealth functions using VA video connect and Clinical Video Telehealth. Responsibilities will include performing Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews, participation in quality assurance programs and chart reviews and completing medical records in accordance with Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations. The staff Physiatrist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as a leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested and attending Medical Service Staff meetings and meetings of the Medical/Dental staff. Research and administrative components may be assigned. Ensures compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary. Expected to be cooperative in manner with other members of the medical/dental staff to achieve the goal or providing necessary care. Adheres to the policies and procedures of this facility. Other duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
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.