This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until filled with a closing date no later than September 30, 2024. The cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be based on available applications, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. 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: The knowledge requirements of this professional position involve mastery of the theories, principles, concepts and methodologies of a practicing Physiatrist that are acquired through education and training that meets the requirements for a doctoral degree plus four years post-doctoral completion of residency program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Fellowship training and Board certification is recommended but not mandated. The incumbent is also required to exercise judgement in the selection of or adaptation of standard rehabilitation and pain management techniques and use best practices in treating patients for specialized problems or clinical issues related to physical medicine and rehabilitation 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: Position is located in a hospital setting. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for a highly qualified applicant Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Available Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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) 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The physiatrist specializes in medical rehabilitation and treatment to promote the health, independence, and quality of life for veterans with disabilities. Physiatrist will assist in diagnosing, treating, and directing an interdisciplinary rehabilitation plan for individuals with acute and chronic pain from musculoskeletal conditions, stroke, spasticity, traumatic brain injury, amputation, post-operative rehabilitation, and electromyogram testing. The incumbent utilizes non-surgical treatment methods such as non-narcotic pain medications, modalities and utilize whole health services. Experience with injections such as joint, epidural spinal, facet blocks, or ultrasound/EMG guided injections and experience in performing EMG is a plus and highly recommended. The Physiatrist is responsible for providing professional clinical services to veterans in the PM&R Section including rehabilitation and pain management. Clinical services are within the coordination of care to patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. The position is under the direct administrative supervision of the PM&R Section Chief and the Geriatrics Extended Care Service Line (G&ECSL) Manager and is expected to provide clinical services to patients in all PM&RS clinics. The work is comprised of providing clinical services consistent with accepted ethical and professional standards in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.