The Amarillo VA Health Care System is currently seeking a Physiatrist (Physical, Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician) to provide Physiatry Services to Veteran patients. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Eligible/Board Certified in PM&R Experience in the diagnosis and treatment of general outpatient, PM&R related diagnoses including spinal cord injury, limb loss, stroke and brain injury. 2+ years clinical experience NCS/EMG and boutlinum toxin procedure experience Knowledge of computer software programs Formal training or experience using ultrasound imaging preferred but not required. 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, 20 pounds and over; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (3 hours); standing (3 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; and hearing (aid permitted). See VA Handbook and Directive 5019. ["The Physiatrist duties include the following duties: Provides a full range of PM&R specific evaluations to diagnosis and treat all general rehabilitation populations, including electrodiagnostic evaluations if qualified. Provides consultation to professional staff within Health Care System & community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate patient treatment plans. Develop, implement and document the PM&R treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of applicable clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation. Provides education to patients, family members and significant others. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness of standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures. Serves as a clinical leader in emergencies. Demonstrates knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and psychosocial sciences and their application in patient care. Demonstrate skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families and professional associates Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to diverse patient populations. Demonstrate awareness of and responsibility to larger context and systems of healthcare. Be able to call on system resources to provide optimal care. Provide responsive call coverage for the inpatient care units as assigned. Occasionally when his/her clinical scheduled permits, the physiatrists may be required to cover other physicians compatible with skillset of a physiatrist, for e.g. Employee Occupational Health service. Provides clinical supervision & instruction for PM&R Residents, as well as medical students as assigned. If indicated, provides research supervision & instruction. 3. Provides education to professional staff. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\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"]
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.