The Alexandria VA Medical Center in Pineville, LA is seeking a full-time Physician (Physiatrist-Pain Management). This is an open-continuous announcement and will remain open until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled (if a selection is made and offer accepted, announcement will be closed). Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Note: Copy of current certification must be submitted prior to entering on duty. Preferred Experience: Board eligible or board certified in American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds, Light carrying, under 15 pounds, Reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, Walking (1-2 hours), Standing (1-2 hours), Repeated bending(1 hour), Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Both eyes required, Depth perception, Ability to distinguish basic colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), Sitting (6-8 hours), Computer Tasks (6-8 hours), Ability to perform EMGs, Ability to utilize Ultrasound, Ability to admin injections. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Authorized.\nAppraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Major Duties and Responsibilities:\n- Responsible for outpatient and inpatient care.\n- Prescribes treatment for in and outpatients referred by consultations.\n- Provides special tests such as EMG (electromyography) and other special procedures as may be determined.\n- Work closely with patients, their families and all rehabilitation team members.\n- Participates in administration, committees, and the general teaching functions as delegated by the Associate Chief of Staff Ambulatory Service.\n- Participates in outpatient general physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics, and other special clinics as may be specified (i.e., Interventional Pain Management, amputee clinic, spinal cord injury, TBI, stroke, DME, and EMG).\n- Provides inpatient med/surg and/ or rehabilitation ward consultation coverage as needed.\n- Support the interdisciplinary rehabilitation treatment team, and participates in all activities pertinent to the rehabilitation unit.\n- Independently uses professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to veterans and their significant others/ family members.\n- Reports to the Associate Chief of Staff Ambulatory Service.\n- Willing to serve as the \"physician designee\" of the Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in his/her absence.\n- Provides opportunities for professional continuing education through journal clubs, case presentations, workshops and conferences.\n- Participates in activities pertaining to the quality improvement, strategic planning, and meeting JCAHO requirements for the accreditation process.\n- Participates in oversight of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation therapist trainee program.\n- Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm."]
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.