Physiatrist Practice Opportunity
The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) located in Montgomery, AL is seeking a BC or BE Physiatrist who will be involved with all aspects of PM&R, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation modalities, musculoskeletal rehabilitation consultation and treatment, and coverage of ancillary modalities (e.g.EMGs, Trigger Point Injections, etc.)
This position of staff physiatrist is locate in the Geriatrics, Extended Care & Rehabilitation service of the hospital and under direct supervision of the Chief, PM&R.
The diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with physical injuries.
The physician will serve as the staff physiatrist in Montgomery (subject to working in Tuskegee, upon determination of need or emergency coverage) under the supervision of the Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Participating in patient care in the musculosketal clinic.
Participating in rehabilitation consultation, and for operating and supervising clinical specialties engaged in evaluating patients for rehabilitation needs, (all programs with PM&R) 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 Compensations 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 physician will also support the remaining Rehabilitation service in care delivery to ensure achievement of the clinical, education goals and applicable performance measures.
The physician reports to the Chief, PM&R.
CAVHCS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service includes 10 bed CARF accredited inpatient rehab program (CIIRP), Outpatient Rehab clinics, the disciplines of Audiology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiotherapy, and special programs such as, Pain Clinic, Amputee clinic, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury clinic.
Up to $220,000 per year
PCS expenses may be authorized.
Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized.
Applicant selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award under the provision of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) based on availability of funds.
a. English Proficiency.
Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoked and written English.
. 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 Veteran 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 a approved medicinal school.
Licensure and Registration
: 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. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has licensure in that country.
Education must be in 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/accrred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
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.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.
PracticeLink.com - 9 months ago