For this position, the Pain Department at the Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, located in Corpus Christi, Texas is seeking Physicians who are board certified or board eligible in either Orthopedic Surgery, Physiatrist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine or Family Medicine. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). The Physician is responsible for patient care, patient/family education, and participation in any indicated clinical research in orthopedics and provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of musculoskeletal orthopedic spectrum. The scope of these activities covers all phases of ambulatory care. Other responsibilities may include education of medical students and residents and/or supervision of other providers. The majority of the Physician's time is devoted to patient care and education, with the remaining time set aside for performance improvement activities, creative research to improve patient care, activities sufficient to maintain proficiency in state-of-the-art orthopedic care. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Clinical: Responds to and completes consults received for the evaluation of orthopedics, including: Performs a comprehensive, detailed, targeted, initial history and physical examination in compliance with national guidelines. Orders diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, X-rays, electromyography (EMG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) and other tests and interpret them at appropriate level. Consults other disciplines, as necessary, to complete the patient evaluation Carries out health promotion and disease prevention activities including education and shared decision-making. Participate in all VISN and national level efforts in orthopedic programs Administrative: Writes Medical Orders and prescriptions for non-controlled and controlled substances, as necessary, for the care of the patient in accordance with Federal and State law. Documents care provided in the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) in accordance with Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System requirements. Documents the detailed, targeted, initial history and physical examination required for evaluation in the electronic tool(s) required by VA. Obtains consent and documents procedures performed for which the orthopedic specialist is responsible. Provides education and counseling of patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Review and revise policies and scope of practice/standards of operation to meet the needs of the National VA and VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System mandates Review and guide protocols in chronic patient managements including coordinating efforts with prosthetics department to meet patients needs and maintain fiscal responsibility Below are some of the benefits enjoyed by Physicians who work for the VA! VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized, see details in 'Education section' Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Bargaining Unit: This is a Bargaining Unit position Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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