Physician-Physiatrist
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Bay Pines, FL

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 833089
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.

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

As a VA physician, 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.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. 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:
The Physician assigned to PM&R is a board certified Physiatrist or Board Eligible physician (either MD or DO) with AMA or AOA approved residency training in PM&R. The Physiatrist is responsible for rehabilitation medicine, is able to evaluate assessment/treatment, therapeutic modalities and other special clinics as may be specified, such as Intervention Pain Management, Amputee Clinic, Major Medical, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, and EMB. The Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Physiatrist may be asked to provide inpatient rehabilitation ward consultation coverage as needed. The Physician shall be available to support the interdisciplinary rehabilitation treatment team, and participates in all activities pertinent to the rehabilitation unit. The incumbent also participates in activities pertaining to the quality improvement, strategic planning, and meeting requirements for the accreditation process. The incumbent will serve as the TBI Coordinator physiatrist under the supervision of the Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Participates in rehabilitation consultation, and for operating and supervising clinical specialties engaged in evaluating patients for rehabilitation needs, i.e., traumatic injuries, TBI, amputees, stroke, neurological disorders, cognitive disorders, etc. Assuring that quality examinations are provided upon consultation and that VHA performance measures are met. The physiatrist will act as both a consultant and provide medical supervision to staff therapists. The physiatrist may also provide assistance to the Compensation and Pension program when occurrences of needing a physiatrist option may come up. The Physiatrist will act as a rehabilitation consultant to other clinical staff, including nursing home. The incumbent will also support the remaining Rehabilitation service in care delivery to ensure achievement of the clinical, education goals and applicable performance measures. The incumbent reports to the Chief, PM&R.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
  • 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.
  • Must be board certified or eligible.
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 G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical Requirements

Functional Requirements

Environmental Factors

Working closely with others

Use of fingers

Walking (up to 4 hours)

Working with hands in water (frequent hand washing)

Standing (up to 4hours)

Working around moving objects and vehicles

Protracted or irregular hours of work

Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously

Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other

Hearing (aid permitted)

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

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 . 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 cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome. 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://www.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/index.asp .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. OTHER INFORMATION:

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...