SCI - Physiatrist

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Denver, Colorado
Posted
Nov 13, 2018
Closes
Dec 13, 2018
Ref
1962629
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Position Information

The New Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Denver, Co is searching for a talented Board Certified Spinal Cord Injury – Disorder Physiatrist to help care for our Veterans -- America's Heroes.  Incumbent must qualify for a faculty appointment in the Division of Physiatry (PM&R) at the University of Colorado. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our brand new, state-of-the-art VA facility!  The Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC is among the VA Medical Centers in the Western US and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the Denver Metropolitan area.

The Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is a 1.2 million square foot facility that replaces the original hospital, built more than 60 years ago. Located near the Veteran's Affairs Administration' medial school affiliate, the University of Colorado Hospital (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health & Pharmacy), & the Children’s Hospital of Colorado, the new facility features expanded telehealth, polytrauma, and traumatic brain injury programs, and  a Department of Defense medical services clinic occupies the entire fourth floor, as well as diagnostic and treatment facilities, ambulatory care clinics, research laboratories, support facilities, and 182 inpatient beds in acute care, critical care, mental health, and rehabilitation. The facility is also home to a as well as a 30-bed spinal cord injury clinic. Located on a 31-acre site, the project also includes also includes 900,000 square feet of parking space for staff and patients.

The successful candidate will provide in-clinic, procedural and tele-health services for Veterans with Spine Cord Injuries and Musculoskeletal conditions in Denver and related VA facilities, develop and administer a large regional program, and participate in the education of fellows, residents, and medical students from the Univ. of Colorado.  The qualified candidate is a PM&R physician with an MD or DO, who has completed residency training in an accredited program and has completed Board Certification by the American Board of PM&R. Additional training/skills with pain medicine and/or sports medicine is highly desired. This position requires an expert level of knowledge and skills in the evaluation and management of Spinal Cord Injury and Musculoskeletal conditions.  Completion of advanced fellowship training is highly desired.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm with on-call duties on the weekend, night, and holiday as necessary.

•Must be a Citizen of the United States

•Must be proficient in written and spoken English

•Must have current, full and unrestricted U.S. state license to practice medicine

•Residency Training in Physiatry (PM&R) Leading to Board Eligibility or Board Certification (BC Preferred)

Community Information

Denver is one of the nation's youngest major cities, and with a population of several million and rising, is rapidly becoming one of its largest. From its inauspicious beginnings as a gold miner's town, Denver has grown to become the capitol of Colorado and the crossroads of the west, with interstates leaving for various parts of the country in five directions.

Buffered by the Rockies and protected from the extremes of the Plains, residents and visitors to Denver enjoy a mild climate that is surprisingly pleasant. The Mile-High City is popular with skiers, who can visit the large number of ski resorts with a few hours' drive (including Keystone, Loveland, and Arapahoe Basin), and with outdoors enthusiasts who love the recreation opportunities in the Front Range and nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.

Denver is also known as a cultural center of the mountain west area. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the world's largest performing arts center under one roof, with dozens of annual performances by traveling groups or the city's own ballet, dance, and opera companies. The Red Rocks Amphitheater plays host to some of the nation's top bands among the sandstone foothills, and the Denver Art Museum has the largest collection of artwork between Kansas and the West Coast.

Denver boasts the 10th largest downtown in America and one of the most exciting and walkable. Within a mile radius, downtown Denver has three major sports stadiums, three colleges with 30,000 students, a mint that produces 10 billion coins a year, a river offering white water rafting, more than 8,400 hotel rooms, a $140 million theme and water park, a $100 million aquarium and 300 restaurants.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Physiatrist (PM&R) will range from $220,000.00 to 264,000.00 with possibility of Recruitment/Relocation Incentive for highly qualified candidate.  The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Email copy of your CV & Cover Letter to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

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