Overview

About the job
Duties

Summary

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED.

Responsibilities

Pay:Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off:Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract:No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
Take a look at VA’s

VA Illiana Health Care System is currently seeking a full-time Physician/Psychiatrist for pain management services in Danville, IL. The pain service provides consultation and treatment services for the management of acute, chronic, cancer and non-cancer pain.

The pain physician/physiatrist is a board eligible/board certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation or internal medicine. Applicants should have expertise in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of routine and complex musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. The pain physician/physiatrist will provide care for patients in a variety of settings including outpatient Ambulatory Care in Danville and CBOCs. Experience in managing patients at the acute and sub-acute levels is required. S/he will manage patients in the outpatient Ambulatory Clinic and provide consultative services, manage patients requiring palliative care, postoperative pain or conditions in which pain is a primary problem such as neuropathic pains or headaches. The position also includes providing support to consultations.

Examinations and evaluation may be conducted for the purpose of initial and subsequent follow up of pain management patients, performance of history and physical examination, behavioral modification and feedback techniques, Chemical neuromuscular denervation (e.g., Botox injection), diagnosis and treatment of chronic and cancer related pain, epidural and intrathecal medication management, fluoroscopically guided facet blocks, injection of joint and bursa, including sacroiliac, hip, knee, and shoulder joint injections, management of chronic headache, modality therapy and physical therapy, recognition and management of therapies, side effects, and complications of pharmacologic agents used in the management of pain, rehabilitative and restorative therapy, stress management and relation techniques, spinal injections, including epidural injections and trigger point injection.

The pain physician needs to be an active member of medical staff meetings and peer review. The pain physician conduct should be professional and ethical, pain physician will demonstrate sound communication skills with patients, staff, and colleagues.

Work Schedule: Full Time

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

25% or less – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

Pay:Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases.
Paid Time Off:Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.
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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
Contract:No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.
Take a look at VA’s

VA Illiana Health Care System is currently seeking a full-time Physician/Psychiatrist for pain management services in Danville, IL. The pain service provides consultation and treatment services for the management of acute, chronic, cancer and non-cancer pain.

The pain physician/physiatrist is a board eligible/board certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation or internal medicine. Applicants should have expertise in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of routine and complex musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. The pain physician/physiatrist will provide care for patients in a variety of settings including outpatient Ambulatory Care in Danville and CBOCs. Experience in managing patients at the acute and sub-acute levels is required. S/he will manage patients in the outpatient Ambulatory Clinic and provide consultative services, manage patients requiring palliative care, postoperative pain or conditions in which pain is a primary problem such as neuropathic pains or headaches. The position also includes providing support to consultations.

Examinations and evaluation may be conducted for the purpose of initial and subsequent follow up of pain management patients, performance of history and physical examination, behavioral modification and feedback techniques, Chemical neuromuscular denervation (e.g., Botox injection), diagnosis and treatment of chronic and cancer related pain, epidural and intrathecal medication management, fluoroscopically guided facet blocks, injection of joint and bursa, including sacroiliac, hip, knee, and shoulder joint injections, management of chronic headache, modality therapy and physical therapy, recognition and management of therapies, side effects, and complications of pharmacologic agents used in the management of pain, rehabilitative and restorative therapy, stress management and relation techniques, spinal injections, including epidural injections and trigger point injection.

The pain physician needs to be an active member of medical staff meetings and peer review. The pain physician conduct should be professional and ethical, pain physician will demonstrate sound communication skills with patients, staff, and colleagues.

Work Schedule: Full Time

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

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.
Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

Pain Clinic Management
Pain Experience

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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice:

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Yes

Position sensitivity and risk

Trust determination process

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.