Seeking Primary Care or Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist, or Physiatrist with Pain Management Experience
Memphis VA Medical Center
Care for the best patients in the World!
You are invited to consider joining our multidisciplinary Pain Management Program where you will provide comprehensive medical and pain management care to Veterans seen at the Memphis (Tennessee) VAMC. Your role will include providing care to patients with acute and chronic pain conditions as a member of an interdisciplinary team, interventional pain management procedures on both inpatient and outpatient basis (within scope of practice), which may include cervical, thoracic or lumbar epidural steroid injections; cervical or lumbar facet/nerve block/median branch blocks; sacroiliac joint injections; pulsed radiofrequency; lumbar or thoracic para-vertebral sympathetic blocks; trigger point injections and piriformis injections; stellate ganglion blocks; percutaneous lysis or adhesions; occipital nerve blocks; Botox injections; trigeminal nerve blocks; ilioinguinal or genitofemoral nerve blocks; and spinal cord stimulator implantation, follow-up and maintenance. All candidates will also be able to practice within the scope defined by their primary specialty and must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
As part of the team, other duties will include:
Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures consistent with the patient’s care plan
Providing care within the context of a multidisciplinary approach and documenting services through appropriate notes
Providing clinical oversight to Physician Assistants, Fellows, and Residents and participating in the education program
Participating in interdisciplinary team activities and providing cross coverage to other programs
Delivering in-service training for medical center staff, fellows, residents, and medical students and supporting an environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with other practice areas to ensure adequate and appropriate delivery of pain management services to Veterans
Develop research program (if desired)
Board certification by an American Medical Board in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is required, as is completion of either a pain medicine fellowship or certificate program. You should hold a US medical license (any state) with no history of revocation or suspension and, US citizenship or Permanent Residence is also required.
Located on a 33-acre campus, the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a fully accredited 244-bed tertiary care facility and consists of one main campus and two off-site, VA-staffed primary care clinics. The medical center's main campus offers acute medical and surgical care, as well as intermediate care, and a full range of primary, specialty, and subspecialty care including psychiatry, neurology, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation, oncology, dentistry, and special services designated for women’s care. It has established community based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Smithville, Byhalia, Mt. Pleasant, Houlka, Tremont, and Tupelo, Mississippi; Jonesboro and Helena, Arkansas; and Memphis, Jackson, Bolivar, Dyersburg, and Savannah, Tennessee. These CBOCs approved under the VA Secretary’s decision on Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES).
The medical center's primary affiliation is with the University of Tennessee Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Allied Health, with additional affiliations for associated health professions with colleges and universities throughout the country. It supports hundreds of active research projects and world-renowned Research Investigators. The Memphis campus houses a state-of-the-art, 5-story patient bed tower that was dedicated in June 2000. The final phase of a 3-phase seismic corrections building project was complete in 2007.
Memphis has a lot to offer from world famous Blues music and BBQ, historical sites, proximity to professional sports, and numerous institutions of higher learning. The arts are blossoming across the city and Downtown Memphis was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as a top “15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns”. Memphis also landed at #3 in Forbes magazine list of “The Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now”. For more information about Memphis, visit https://choose901.com/reasons-to-move-to-memphis/ .
Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 Days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Like the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2019, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to an additional $6,000 yearly
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
For more information, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at email@example.com. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
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About Memphis VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.