You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you! This position is located within NF/SG VHS, at Jacksonville Out Patient Clinic. This assignment carries responsibility for providing Physiatry services to Veteran patients within the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. The position is under the direct administrative supervision of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (PM&RS) Section Chief. Physiatrist Duties include but not limited to: Provides leadership for outpatient amputee services and provides direct and comprehensive patient care to the Veterans involved in the clinic. Consultations for musculoskeletal evaluations and treatments to include expertise/experience in joint and soft tissue injections that are ultrasound/EMG guided. Provides expertise/experience in performing electrodiagnostic procedures and consultations. Consultation to professional staff and community providers concerning clinical assessment finding and appropriate patient treatment plans. Provides general PM&R outpatient care and cross-coverage for other Physiatrists, as needed. The physiatrist must be prepared to act as an interdisciplinary team leader and member, and may be called provide supervision to occupational, physical, recreational, and kinesiotherapists. They will also provide instruction to students and residents. Excellent team work and patient relations are also expected. Clinical Primary function is direct patient care. Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive, complex treatment and care management programs for individual patients or groups of patients to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize ability to function as independently as possible. Performs appropriate assessments, evaluations, and treatments, involved in the prevention and management of physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health-related conditions. Additional functions include the interpretation of tests and measurements to assess normal parameters of physiological functions as well as pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. This physiatrist maintains communication with Veteran's primary care provider, and makes appropriate referrals to allied health professionals within PMRS (PT, OT, RT, KT), as well as specialty care providers outside PMRS to ensure implementation of their recommended plan of care. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Physician (Physiatrist) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA, pending funding and approval. You must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within 4 months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of EDRP application. If you have any questions, please contact VISN 8 Compensation Center of Excellence at VISN8CCOE@va.gov.
Internal Number: 599855800
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.