Physician (Physiatrist- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salem, Virginia
Internal Number: 670442600
Salem VA Medical Center is hiring a highly qualified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation staff physician to provide physiatric services to Veteran patients. VA staff physicians enjoy perks such as competitive salaries, regular increases, performance pay awards up to $15,000 annually, continuing education credits and liability protection. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification: (1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply. (2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position. (3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. 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: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. Work requires daily trips from employee's work-area to other areas throughout the Joint Ambulatory Care Center. ["About VA Salem Healthcare System We provide you with health care services at 6 locations in southwestern Virginia: our Salem VA Medical Center and 5 community-based outpatient clinics in Danville, Lynchburg, Staunton, Tazewell, and Wytheville, Virginia. Our medical center is a 242-bed teaching hospital that provides health care services to more than 78,000 eligible Veterans in an area that covers 26 counties, 13 independent cities, and 8,800 square miles in southwestern Virginia. To learn more about the services each location offers, visit the VA Salem health services page. Research and development\nWe conduct research to discover knowledge, develop VA scientists and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for Veterans and the nation. We offer Veterans the opportunity to participate in and benefit from our work. Our goal is to use research to promote better health and health care for all. Major research areas include: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Diabetes Asthma Osteoporosis Kidney disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Pneumonia Atrial fibrillation Dementia Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) Obesity Depression Substance abuse VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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Responsible for Inpatient care on inpatient rehabilitation unit CLC bed services, prescribing treatment for in- and outpatients referred by consultations as well as providing special tests such as EMG (electromyography) and other electrodiagnostic procedures. Participate in administration, committees, and the general teaching functions as delegated by the Chief, PM&R. Primarily assigned outpatient general physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics, to include musculoskeletal clinic, amputee clinic, spinal cord injury clinic, stroke clinic, and/or electrodiagnostic (EMG) clinic, and provides inpatient rehabilitation CLC ward attending coverage and rotating CLC WHEN hour coverage an as needed basis. Practices independently, using professional judgment and expertise to make decisions about services and treatment provided to Veterans and their significant others/family members. The incumbent reports to the Chief, PM&RS. Work Schedule: Full time; 7:45am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday"]
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.