Physiatrist (SCI) Opportunity in Syracuse NY with Veterans Affairs - Assistance with Payment of ...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Syracuse, New York
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

The Syracuse, NY Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting a Physiatrist for its newly constructed, state-of-the-art Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center. Candidates must be board certified/eligible in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Physiatry is preferred but other specialties may be considered. You will practice clinically at the VA Medical Center and hold academic appointments with the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University (UMU).Position is part-time, 30 hours per week, but full-time may be possible!

Provide day-to-day medical care of persons with SCI and disorders in both inpatient & outpatient settings, inclusive of both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. Also includes the supervision of SUNY medical students, residents & fellows and nurse practitioners. The Syracuse VA Medical Center is a dynamic teaching hospital and is highly regarded within the VA nationally. We are closely affiliated with SUNY UMU, with strong resident involvement. You must qualify for an academic appointment at SUNY UMU and should have excellent diagnostic and interpersonal skills, a commitment to team building & an overall aptitude for leadership, educational development & research. An academic appointment will be conferred commensurate with quality and length of experience. Opportunities for leadership exist for highly qualified applicants, including the potential to become the Assistant Chief of SCI/D, and/or becoming the director of the newly ACGME-accredited SCI medicine fellowship. Protected time to engage in research, quality improvement or educational program development.

Easy and very manageable on -call!

Assistance with payment of med school loans (up to $200K).

We offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • Guaranteed salary increases
  • Licensure: 1 full & unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
  • CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement; 5 days paid absence to attend CME
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • No Employment Contract PLUS Nationwide Mobility
  • 26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/ unlimited carry over; 10 paid holidays
  • Federal Retirement Plan
  • Separate 401K with partial agency match
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

Syracuse is a scenic locale that combines a low cost of living with the amenities of a thriving city in Upstate New York. The university emphasis of the downtown area provides a wide array of cultural and sporting events at the SUNY and Syracuse University, both of which are adjacent to the VA. The countryside surrounding the city allows for a wide variety of outdoor activities and the schools are ranked among the best in the nation.

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