This position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PMRS) at the Hampton VA Medical Center. The clinical duties, responsibilities and administrative duties are carried out within the Hampton VA Medical Center and associated CBOCs and future clinics in the Southside area. Incumbent may be required to travel between the various facilities and will provide services in the acute, subacute and inpatient settings. Administrative Summary: The incumbent has the following responsibilities: - Participation in Quality Management activities - Participates in selected committees as designated by the COS or Chief PMRS - Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary - Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility. - An integral member of the Interdisciplinary Polytrauma Team and PMRS Team as needed in the delivery of care for chronic pain patients. - Responsible for supervision of staff and evaluations: OPPE/FPPE - Monitor and ensure compliance with compliance with expected clinic operational and quality metrics (SAIL, HEDIS, etc.) - Responsible to develop both short- and long-term plans for the Section. Position Summary: - Responsibilities include providing patient care in the Polytrauma and Pain Management setting which includes the clinical outpatient area, and the inpatient setting as needed. - Provide physiatry services as specified in his/her clinical privileges. Services include new patient consultation, established (follow up) visits and interventional pain management procedures. - Responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. - Evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, and make recommendations for continue care as needed. - Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquire CME's as required. - Provide assessment physical and functional status of Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Pain clinics. - Provide recommendations and work with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate care to provide optimal functioning, level of pain, and quality of life for Veterans. - Provide support to the Polytrauma Management program which includes training of providers within the Medical Center on various aspects of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of physical medicine and pain. - Assist with the performance of the Polytrauma Management programs in the areas of consultation to the pain providers through regular interdisciplinary team meetings. - Collaborates with the Coordinators of the Polytrauma/TBI, amputee, and SCI programs, providing coverage for these clinics when there is a need. - Makes recommendations to Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation regarding all resource management issues; including equipment, space, and educational opportunities etc. - Consults requesting Physical Medicine services are performed in a timely manner and that the results are made readily available to the referring practitioners - Other duties as assigned. Customer Service: Meets the needs of customers while supporting VA missions. Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures. Handles conflict and problems in dealing with the customer constructively and appropriately. . Age Related Competency: The staff member must be competent to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/services appropriate to the age of the patients served on their assigned unit. Individuals must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide care needed as described in the unit's/areas/department's policies and procedures. Work Schedule: Full-time -Monday - Friday 08:00AM- 4:30PM Recruitment /Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Not Authorized VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.