Physician Pain Management

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Leavenworth, Kansas
Posted
Nov 14, 2020
Closes
Nov 14, 2021
Ref
2063474
Specialty
Anesthesiology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligible applicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement of qualifying educational loans.Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

The Physician will specifically have knowledge and skills in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and in the provision of Electrodiagnostic Services. In addition, the physician will have broad based skills in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions, and be able to provide rehabilitation consult services.Duties include but are not limited to:
* Provides a full range of PM&R specific evaluations to diagnosis and treat all general rehabilitation populations, including pain procedures.
* Provides consultation to professional staff within VAPSHCS & community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate patient treatment plans.
* Develop, implement and document the PM&R treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.
* Functions independently as a member of the VAPSHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges.
* Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation.
* Provides education to patients, family members and significant others.
* Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness of standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures.
* Maintains certification and licensure in the medical specialty.
* Serves as a clinical leader in emergencies.
* Provides care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for health problems and promotes health.
Pain Management Duties:Should be able to perform fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided procedures as well as run an inter-disciplinary Pain Clinic. Participates in quality improvement activities. Promotes a high level of patient and staff satisfaction in the care of our veterans. Responsible for adhering and carrying out all standard operating procedures, policies, protocols, directives and guidelines.
* Applies comprehensive examination and differential diagnostic skills to develop plans of care.
* Provides care within the context of an interdisciplinary approach; provider will document services through appropriate notes.
* Applies knowledge of opioid and non-opioid medical management in appropriated selected cases.
* Participates in interdisciplinary team activities and works collaboratively with others within the PM&R Service, the medical center, and VISN 15 facilities.
* Performs interventional pain procedures for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and other pain regions which includes radiofrequency nerve ablation, nerve blocks (including sympathetic, medial branch, and intercostal), spinal cord stimulators (implants if capable), and pain pumps; procedures requiring guidance will be performed using both ultrasound and fluoroscopy.
* Develops and maintains strong relationships with other practice areas to ensure adequate and appropriate delivery of pain management services to Veterans through committees and work groups.
* Participates actively in delivering in-service training for PM&R as well as medical center staff, PM&R residents, etc. and supports an environment that encourages continual learning.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
15* Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.
Basic Requirements:
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
* Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
* Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Prior interventional pain management experience strongly preferred. Board Certification in PM&R.

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements:Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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