Overview

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Duties

Summary

The Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Service is seeking a full-time Physiatrist.

A recruitment or relocation incentive may be authorized for this position.

Responsibilities

The physician will demonstrate expertise in outpatient Physiatry in the care of this diverse population of Veterans. The physician will have broad based skills in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions and be able to provide rehabilitation consult services on an outpatient basis primarily. This includes diagnosis and management of back, neck, and joint pains, as well as neurological and other musculoskeletal disorders. The ideal candidate will have training and expertise in current interventional modalities including but not limited to major joint injections, trigger point injections and Botox injections as well as electrodiagnostic medicine studies, or the interest in developing such expertise. Additional training in more advanced interventional procedures is a also of benefit. The candidate will also serve as the physiatrist on VISN 22 TBI/polytrauma team.

The selected candidate will function independently as a member of the SAVAHCS medical staff, with full clinical privileges and will be required to:

Engage in direct patient care;
Perform a full range of rehabilitation specific evaluations to diagnose and treat all general rehabilitation populations,
Assume complete and professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation;
Provide education to patients, families and caregivers;
Serve as a subject matter expert in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation;
Work closely with Primary Care, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Neurology, Rheumatology, and Pain Services, and with other services across the continuum of care, including Prosthetics.
Demonstrate active learning and involvement in the professional community;
Actively participate in educational activities with program personnel and advocacy activities;
Adhere to operational policies and comply with peer review procedures;
Utilize computer software applications to document patient medical records and facilitate clinical care.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Compressed Schedule: Not available
Flexible

Work Schedule: May be considered for highly qualified candidates.
Telework: Not available
Virtual: Not authorized
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates
PCS: Not authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

The physician will demonstrate expertise in outpatient Physiatry in the care of this diverse population of Veterans. The physician will have broad based skills in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions and be able to provide rehabilitation consult services on an outpatient basis primarily. This includes diagnosis and management of back, neck, and joint pains, as well as neurological and other musculoskeletal disorders. The ideal candidate will have training and expertise in current interventional modalities including but not limited to major joint injections, trigger point injections and Botox injections as well as electrodiagnostic medicine studies, or the interest in developing such expertise. Additional training in more advanced interventional procedures is a also of benefit. The candidate will also serve as the physiatrist on VISN 22 TBI/polytrauma team.

The selected candidate will function independently as a member of the SAVAHCS medical staff, with full clinical privileges and will be required to:

Engage in direct patient care;
Perform a full range of rehabilitation specific evaluations to diagnose and treat all general rehabilitation populations,
Assume complete and professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation;
Provide education to patients, families and caregivers;
Serve as a subject matter expert in the area of physical medicine and rehabilitation;
Work closely with Primary Care, Hand Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Neurology, Rheumatology, and Pain Services, and with other services across the continuum of care, including Prosthetics.
Demonstrate active learning and involvement in the professional community;
Actively participate in educational activities with program personnel and advocacy activities;
Adhere to operational policies and comply with peer review procedures;
Utilize computer software applications to document patient medical records and facilitate clinical care.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Compressed Schedule: Not available
Flexible

Work Schedule: May be considered for highly qualified candidates.
Telework: Not available
Virtual: Not authorized
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates
PCS: Not authorized

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: Board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Board Eligible within one year of the completion of an AMA or AOA approved residency or fellowship.

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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a hospital setting under normal and emergent conditions and while working closely with others. Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 2 hours); standing (up to 2 hours); repeated bending (up to 2 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near/far vision correctable; hearing (aid permitted);

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.

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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.