Physician (Physiatrist)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Murfreesboro, TN

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 832396 (Include on all documents)

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional Physican, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Relocation expenses not authorized for this position.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required. DUTIES:
Incumbent will operate as a full-time staff physiatrist of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service and report to the Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. Incumbent will establish and run consultation/interim management PM&R clinics for chronic pain problems. Incumbent will serve as an expert consultation source for Primary Care Practitioners to review, advise and/or provide interim management of Veterans with chronic pain and will work in collaboration with and exploit existing PMRS staff and Anesthesia Pain Clinic staff expertise and resources. Incumbent will provide expertise in the dimensions of movement therapy management, manual medicine management, alternative/complementary medicine management, narcotic/opiate management, spasticity management, fluoroscopically/ultrasonically guided interventional management, and EMG diagnostic services.

Clinical Responsibilities

Collaborates to ensure that all outpatient PM$R programs at the TVHS run efficiently, providing timely and courteous service to all active duty servicemen and veterans seeking rehabilitative care and ensures that all rehabilitative examinations for the Outpatient PM&R programs requested at the TVHS are performed in an appropriate manner and that the results are made readily available to the referring practitioners.

Oversees and collaborates to ensure direct patient care in the Pain Management program is clinically necessary, appropriate, efficiently run and that consults requesting rehabilitation services are performed in a timely manner.

Incumbent collaborates to ensure that all rehabilitative examinations for the Pain Clinic are performed in an appropriate manner and that the results are made readily available to the referring practitioners.

Educational Responsibilities:
Collaborates with other staff physicians to ensure proper education of medical students, residents and fellows in interventional Pain, EMG, Rehabilitation Medicine, and exercise therapies as required.

Research and Development:
Provides leadership in research in the Outpatient PM&R area within the PM&R Service and contributes to multi-center rehabilitation research projects.

Administrative Responsibilities:
Incumbent is responsible for the administration, clinical care, teaching, and research within the PM&R Service and meets regularly and works closely with supervisory therapists, program coordinators and administrative staff who provide support to the Outpatient PM&R and Pain programs of the PM&R Service to ensure that appropriate rehabilitative care is provided to all veterans and active duty servicemen.

As requested by the Chief, PM&R Service, will attend and provide input, as appropriate, the the Executive Leadership Team, the Medical Executive Board, the Professional Standards Board and other committees and councils.

Attends regularly scheduled Outpatient PM&R and Pain Management programmatic staff meetings and other clinical and administrative staff meetings as may be required or directed by the Chief of the Staff and as requested by the Chief, PM&R Service.

Meets with leaders in other Services to promote rehabilitation services and interventions for all appropriate patients.

Actively promotes performance improvement measures within the PM&R Service and supports VA and PM&R Service policies and procedures.

Knowledge of proper infectious disease precautions and procedures, knowledge of fire safety/emergency, hazardous materials procedures, knowledge of Quality Assurance, knowledge of the principles of information management, and knowledge of customer service standards and interpersonal skills. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Citizen of the United States.

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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

1. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

2. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

3. Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

4. For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required except as provided in M-8, part II, chapter 1.

Must have 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. the physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

http://vaww.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

Citizen of the United States.

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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

Must have 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. the physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to site specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx . BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp . OTHER INFORMATION:

This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...