Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Internal Number: 616804100
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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 As a member of the Medical Service which includes consultant responsibilities within Geriatric and Extended Care (GEC), the incumbent provides direct clinical services to accomplish the missions of the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center (Saginaw VAMC), VISN 10, and VHA. The lncumbent will provide primary and specialty physiatry, chronic pain management services and consultations for outpatient and inpatient Veterans receiving care in the Saginaw VAMC. He/she ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as The Joint Commission (JC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Inspector General's (IG) Combined Assessment Program (CAP), as well as other regulatory and inspection bodies/agencies that collaborate with VHA He/she ensures appropriate use of the available resources and is responsible for standard of care as a Staff Physiatrist. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate and on ongoing basis. Appropriate standard of care, as well as patient and internal customer satisfaction are paramount as part of the main focal requirements of the position. Core Functions and Scope: Incumbent will have completed training and/or certification in the areas listed below: 1. General competence in musculoskeletal evaluation and management to include recommendations for further testing, treatment and surgery. 2. General competence in a variety of EMG, NCS and other diagnostic studies of nerves, muscles, bones and vessels as needed to evaluate and manage Veteran's needs. 3. Expertise or willingness to acquire expertise in the management of acute and chronic pain conditions with coordination of care with Primary Care Providers, Physical Therapists/Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Therapists and other Mental Health professionals within the context of the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model. 4. Specific competence in the diagnosis and management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) disorders including certification for TBI exams in C&P, Seamless Transition, and consultations. 5. Perforrns the role of SCI provider and assists the SCI team in providing care to Veterans with spinal cord injury. 6. Serve as a consultant to CLC providers to manage inpatient rehab unit. 7. Competence to evaluate rehab consultations with regard to current guidelines for admission to CLC. 8. In addition to providing direct patient care, incumbent also provides patient and family education, staff education, and consults and collaborates with other health care providers. 9. Evaluates programs anc/or service activities using professional standard of care and practice and adheres to the requirements of Saginaw VAM C and GEC standards. 10. Participates in various medical center committees, departmental and hospital in-service and other educational programs including external sources. 11. Participates in continuous quality improvement through peer review process. 12. Participates in the planning and implementation of Performance Improvement/Quality Management programs, including CARF Accreditation. 13. Involved in formulating and implementing general policies, procedures, standards and goals and objectives for GEC that are consistent with, and support the mission of Saginaw VAM C and VISN 10. 14. Expertise or willingness to acquire expertise in Women's Health issues related to support of Woman's Health initiative to include mastery of the management of pelvic floor pain syndromes, including pelvic floor EMG. 15. Expertise or willingness to acquire expertise in pain management techniques including but not limited to Botox injections, nerve and joint injections, EMG guided nerve blocks, and use of narcotics and alternative medical management options. Work Schedule: Compressed Tours Available
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.