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. 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. Basic Life Support (BLS) Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible. 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: VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Functional Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 lbs., use of fingers, both hands required, walking 1 hour, standing 4 hours, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid may be permitted), emotional stability, Environmental Factors: Radiant energy, Electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working with hands in water, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work ["PMRS is seeking a full time Board Certified/Board Eligible Physiatrist to join a large and busy practice as a Neuro and Polytrauma Rehabilitation Specialist. Interest and experience in general inpatient rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation including complex spasticity management and concussion management, as well as some related pain management is required. Completion of a TBI or SCI fellowship with specialty board certification is preferred. Incumbent must possess excellent general physiatrist evaluation and management skills as well to be a strong partner to the other 10 physiatrists in our practice group. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Develops and implements complex, goal oriented treatment plans for complex patients in need of interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation. Provide comprehensive evaluation and management of spasticity including both medication management, botulism toxin injection, intrathecal baclofen pump evaluation and management, etc. Provide peripheral joint injections and other intramuscular injections as indicated to facilitate the rehabilitation process Effectively evaluate patients with history of recent and remote concussive injuries and provide treatment for common manifestations of Post Concussive Syndrome such as headache and insomnia Write sound prescriptions for required adaptive equipment including both manual and powered mobility, prosthetic limbs, and other necessary rehabilitative equipment Effectively provides diagnostic evaluation, examination, and interdisciplinary treatment planning to meet general musculoskeletal rehabilitative needs of Veterans Serves as a medical and administrative leader of the inpatient rehabilitation team participating in continued readiness for our continued Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as well as ongoing monitoring of outcome trends including but not limited to length of stay, functional outcomes, and efficiencies of obtaining functional goals. Confidently and professionally collaborates with a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team of therapists, psychologists, social workers, other physicians, nurses, etc. to meet a patient's complex rehabilitative needs Fulfils the educational mission of VA by providing bedside and didactic teaching for students, residents, and fellows Collects data, analyzes data, implements changes based on analyses results in their specialty area Participates in facility, regional, and national activities as a subject matter expert as needed to support the overall VA mission to provide outstand comprehensive healthcare. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized for highly qualified candidate Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Aaron Fernau, the EDRP Coordinator, for questions/assistance at Aaron.Fernau@va.gov. 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 through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m."]
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