Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service

Department of Veterans Affairs
Los Angeles, California
Jul 30, 2020
Jul 30, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking Deputy Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service as an excellent VA opportunity in beautiful Sunny Southern California, Los Angeles

Position Information

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHCS) is actively recruiting to fill Deputy Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who is Board Certified Physiatrist (BE considered) to help care for our Veterans American s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine & will be actively involved with education & teaching of PM&R residents, pain fellows, medical students & other providers. VAGLAHS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 8 community-based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our state-of-the-art VA facility!

The Deputy Chief of PM&R/Physiatrist will be responsible for providing professional administrative and clinical services to Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. This position is under the direct administrative supervision of the Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. We provide high quality Service for our Veterans by placing an emphasis on therapeutic excellence, and a multi-disciplinary approach to care. The incumbent will participate as assigned in patient care, teaching, and administrative activities of the Service. Expertise in chronic pain, Neurorehabilitation, regenerative medicine or cancer rehabilitation is preferred. The Staff physiatrist may also be required to treat patients with painful and function-limiting musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues such as sprains/strains, disc herniation's, rheumatologic conditions, degenerative, developmental, acquired, and traumatic neuromuscular conditions of the upper and lower limbs, spinal cord, and brain. Prescribe therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitation modalities. Perform and interpret electro diagnostic studies to include electrodiagnostic studies. Interpret other diagnostic studies that evaluate a patient's musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Physiatrist should be competent to perform injection techniques. Fluoroscopy guided injections and musculoskeletal ultrasound training is desirable. The requirements for the incumbent will include teaching and preceptor responsibilities for the PM&R residency program and participation in residency, fellowship and hospital committees as assigned.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

  • Must be U.S. Citizen Non-US Citizens may be considered
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Physiatry preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered

Community Information

One of the world s most dynamic and diverse destinations, Los Angeles is comprised of more than 30 diverse neighborhoods and considered the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. In a region renowned for abundant sunshine and beautiful year-round weather, the VAGLAHS is just minutes from the scenic Pacific Ocean, historical Downtown Los Angeles, legendary Hollywood and the beautiful San Fernando Valley Home to near-perfect weather, 75 miles of jaw-dropping shoreline, and more museums than any other U.S. city, Los Angeles presents endless possibilities that keep its more than 47 million annual visitors entertained. In close proximity to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) & the University of Southern California (USC), the Federal Building on famous Wilshire Boulevard, and an extraordinary array of museums, movie theaters, arts and cultural activities, galleries, shopping centers, restaurants, libraries, parks, beaches, family-friendly events and activities for all age groups, the VAGLAHS location offers employees and their families a wealth of cultural, social and recreational landmarks and opportunities! There are 88 incorporated cities in Our diverse culinary landscape boasts some of today s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. Shopping options are limitless among an eclectic mix of shopping districts, retail stores and leading fashion designs. And let s not forget L.A. s dynamic nightlife and endless entertainment from rooftop bars and iconic must-sees to lesser-known hidden gems, L.A. has something for every taste and interest.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees 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, with up to five percent government matching contributions.

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