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Job Title: Physician (Physiatrist)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Physician (Physiatrist)
OUTPATIENT CARE (80-90%): The incumbent will be an attending Physician/Physiatrist who is an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a variety of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. The incumbent will possess knowledge and skill with interpreting diagnostic modalities, prescription of appropriate pharmacotherapy, application of various rehabilitative and pain relief modalities, and management of chronic pain management protocols. The incumbent will apply knowledge of musculoskeletal injection techniques (i.e. steroid, viscosupplementation, trigger point, peritendinous, etc.). The incumbent will apply knowledge and skill of outpatient management of complex neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions (i.e. amputees, ALS, stroke, chronic pain, neuropathies, SCI, concussion, TBI, etc.).

INPATIENT CARE (10-20%): When on service, will serve as an attending Physician/Physiatrist who oversees the inpatient rehabilitation service (Community Living Centers (CLC)/ Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Inpatient Rehabilitation Program (CIIRP)) and will be responsible for the overall management, planning, organization, direction and coordination of the care of veterans served. The incumbent is directly involved in the pre-admission process and will perform pre-admission screening for referrals, to include identifying potential and actual candidates for the CLC/CIIRP through the consultation process (formal and informal) via attendance of discharge planning and maintaining contact and communication with referral sources directly involved in the admission process for veterans served in the CLC/CIIRP.

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES: Upon the development of the UCSD PM&R Residency Program, the incumbent will hold an academic title and train and/or supervise medical students, interns and residents. The incumbent may be assigned to perform ancillary assignments, including program management duties, consult management, and other delegated authority duties where the complexity and amount of work is not substantial (less than 25% of duty time). Additionally, may be assigned to participate and represent the PM&RS in clinical committees (i.e. Pain Council Committee).

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm or 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
COMPRESSED/FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: May be approved based on management discretion.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.
  • Education: Degree of doctor of 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. Approved schools are: (A) Schools of medicine holding institutional membership in the Association of American Medical colleges for the year in which the degree was granted; (B) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; (C) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
  • Licensure and Registration: 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: 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.
  • English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
  • Physical Requirements (As Outlined): Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and skill in utilizing musculoskeltal ultrasound image guided and diagnostic imaging techniques, knowledge and skill in performing electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), and knowledge and skill in performing advanced injection techniques for pain management (i.e. spasticity management, regenerative medicine injection techniques, etc.).

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: (1) Have strong leadership and managerial qualities to go along with clinical expertise in the management of complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions; (2) Bring a skill set and medical knowledge not only consistent with standard of care but one who also has a vision and drive to help advance and modernize our service; (3) Have a vision for the future but also one who understands or is able to adopt the practices and policies of the VA's Healthcare System; and (4) Have the ability to develop strong relationship with our Veteran population and possess qualities of a core team member.

SALARY DETERMINATION: Your salary recommendation will be based on the results of a local physician compensation panel process that considers a few factors including your proposed assignment, your credentials, local labor market salaries, and internal salaries within the local VA Health Care System. Tier 1 ($103,395 - $264,000) or Tier 2 ($115,000 - $292,000) will be recommended according to the Physician and Dentist Annual Pay Ranges (Jan 7, 2018) based on the applicant's area of expertise and clinical experience.

NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. r?r 7402(f)). This requirement does not apply to licensed physicians on VA rolls as of November 30, 1999, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • United States Citizenship Required; 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination as the work requires you to perform the following functional requirements essential to the duties of this position: moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, both hands are required, walking (6 hours), standing (2 hours), both legs are required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes are required, hearing (aid permitted), bending/stooping, twisting, and mental and emotional stability.

INFLUENZA REQUIREMENT: In compliance with VA Directive 1192, annual influenza vaccination will be required for all VA Employees. The vaccination will be provided by or proof of the vaccination must be provided to the VA Facility's Occupational (Employee) Health Office on an annual basis.

DRUG TEST REQUIREMENT: Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. The work environment includes everyday low risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of shared office spaces with dedicated examination rooms. The Staff Physician may be assigned to all program areas which are covered by PM&R and may have the opportunity to work at the Oceanside and Mission Valley Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's).To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following documents:

1. RESUME/CV. It must include sufficient experience and/or education. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Your resume MUST include the following: the month and year for each position held, and the number of work hours per week, e.g., 03/09 - 06/11 (or Present), 40 hrs/week. (required) NOTE: Upload CV as 'Resume' document type.

2. VA FORM 10-2850. "Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors" can be found at: https://www.va.gov/Vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf (required)

3. IF you are a current/former Federal employee, you MUST include a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. You may obtain this from your current Human Resources office or your e-Official Personnel Folder. The SF-50 must display: Title, Pay Plan, Occ Code, Grade, tenure, and Position Occupied. This includes ICTAP/CTAP documentation for displaced Federal employees, to include a copy of the agency notice in addition to your last SF-50.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VA Form 10-2850
  • VA Letter of Disability Awarded
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • Education: Degree of doctor of 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. Approved schools are: (A) Schools of medicine holding institutional membership in the Association of American Medical colleges for the year in which the degree was granted; (B) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; (C) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
  • Licensure and Registration: 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: 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.
  • English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
  • Physical Requirements (As Outlined): Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
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.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and skill in utilizing musculoskeltal ultrasound image guided and diagnostic imaging techniques, knowledge and skill in performing electrodiagnostic testing (EMG/NCS), and knowledge and skill in performing advanced injection techniques for pain management (i.e. spasticity management, regenerative medicine injection techniques, etc.).

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: (1) Have strong leadership and managerial qualities to go along with clinical expertise in the management of complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions; (2) Bring a skill set and medical knowledge not only consistent with standard of care but one who also has a vision and drive to help advance and modernize our service; (3) Have a vision for the future but also one who understands or is able to adopt the practices and policies of the VA's Healthcare System; and (4) Have the ability to develop strong relationship with our Veteran population and possess qualities of a core team member.

SALARY DETERMINATION: Your salary recommendation will be based on the results of a local physician compensation panel process that considers a few factors including your proposed assignment, your credentials, local labor market salaries, and internal salaries within the local VA Health Care System. Tier 1 ($103,395 - $264,000) or Tier 2 ($115,000 - $292,000) will be recommended according to the Physician and Dentist Annual Pay Ranges (Jan 7, 2018) based on the applicant's area of expertise and clinical experience.

NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. r?r? 7402(f)). This requirement does not apply to licensed physicians on VA rolls as of November 30, 1999, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification.
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