Seeking Anesthesiologist with Pain Management Fellowship

Department of Veterans Affairs
Memphis, Tennessee
Feb 08, 2019
Feb 08, 2020
Part Time
Position Type

Seeking Anesthesiologist with Pain Management Fellowship

Memphis VA Medical Center
Care for the best patients in the World!

You are invited to consider joining our multidisciplinary Pain Management Program where you will provide comprehensive medical and pain management care to Veterans seen at the Memphis (Tennessee) VAMC. 

Your role will include providing care to patients with acute and chronic pain conditions as a member of an interdisciplinary team, interventional pain management procedures on both inpatient and outpatient basis (within scope of practice), which may include cervical, thoracic or lumbar epidural steroid injections;

  • Cervical or lumbar facet/nerve block/median branch blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Pulsed radiofrequency
  • Lumbar or thoracic para-vertebral sympathetic blocks
  • Trigger point injections and piriformis injections
  • Stellate ganglion blocks; percutaneous lysis or adhesions
  • Occipital nerve blocks
  • Botox injections; trigeminal nerve blocks
  • Ilioinguinal or genitofemoral nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation, follow-up and maintenance

All candidates will also be able to practice within the scope defined by their primary specialty and must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

As part of the team, other duties will include:

  • Delivering in-service training for medical center staff, fellows, residents, and medical students and supporting an environment that promotes academic excellence and encourages continual learning
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with other practice areas to ensure adequate and appropriate delivery of pain management services to Veterans
  • Develop research program (if desired)

Board certification by an American Medical Board in Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Anesthesiology is required as is completion of a pain medicine fellowship.  You should hold a US medical license (any state) with no history of revocation or suspension and, US citizenship or Permanent Residence is also required.

Located on a 33-acre campus, the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a fully accredited 244-bed tertiary care facility and consists of one main campus and two off-site, VA-staffed primary care clinics.  The medical center's main campus offers acute medical and surgical care, as well as intermediate care, and a full range of primary, specialty, and subspecialty care including psychiatry, neurology, spinal cord injury, rehabilitation, oncology, dentistry, and special services designated for women’s care.  It has established community based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Smithville, Byhalia, Mt. Pleasant, Houlka, Tremont, and Tupelo, Mississippi; Jonesboro and Helena, Arkansas; and Memphis, Jackson, Bolivar, Dyersburg, and Savannah, Tennessee.  These CBOCs approved under the VA Secretary’s decision on Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES).  

The medical center's primary affiliation is with the University of Tennessee Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Allied Health, with additional affiliations for associated health professions with colleges and universities throughout the country.  It supports hundreds of active research projects and world-renowned Research Investigators.  The Memphis campus houses a state-of-the-art, 5-story patient bed tower that was dedicated in June 2000.  The final phase of a 3-phase seismic corrections building project was complete in 2007.

Memphis has a lot to offer from world famous Blues music and BBQ, historical sites, proximity to professional sports, and numerous institutions of higher learning.  The arts are blossoming across the city and Downtown Memphis was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as a top “15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns”. Memphis also landed at #3 in Forbes magazine list of “The Happiest Cities to Work in Right Now”.  For more information about Memphis, visit

Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 Days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 
  • 10 Federal holidays with pay
  • Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is 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
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
  • Like the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2019, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to an additional $6,000 yearly
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension

For more information, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at  Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.


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