The VA Medical Center located at Tucson Arizona is the "Flagship" for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS), which serves over 170,000 veterans located in eight counties in Southern Arizona and one county in Western New Mexico. This 295-bed hospital provides training, primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans. SAVAHCS Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Service is seeking a full-time Physiatrist. The physician will demonstrate expertise in outpatient Physiatry in the care of this diverse population of Veterans. The physician will have broad based skills in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions and be able to provide rehabilitation consult services on an outpatient basis primarily. This includes diagnosis and management of back, neck, and joint pains, as well as neurological and other musculoskeletal disorders. The ideal candidate will have training and expertise in current interventional modalities including but not limited to major joint injections, trigger point injections and Botox injections as well as electrodiagnostic medicine studies, or the interest in developing such expertise. Additional training in more advanced interventional procedures is a also of benefit. The candidate will also serve as the physiatrist on VISN 22 TBI/polytrauma team. The selected candidate will function independently as a member of the SAVAHCS medical staff, with full clinical privileges and will be required to: Engage in direct patient care. Perform a full range of rehabilitation specific evaluations to diagnose and treat all general rehabilitation populations. Assume complete and professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation. Provide education to patients, families and caregivers. Serve as a subject matter expert in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Work closely with Primary Care, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Neurology, Rheumatology, and Pain Services, and with other services across the continuum of care, including Prosthetics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Demonstrate active learning and involvement in the professional community. Actively participate in educational activities with program personnel and advocacy activities. Adhere to operational policies and comply with peer review procedures. Utilize computer software applications to document patient medical records and facilitate clinical care. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Compressed Schedule: Not available Flexible Work Schedule: May be considered for highly qualified candidates. Telework: Not available Virtual: Not authorized Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates PCS: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not authorized for this position. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not authorized for this position. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.