Seeking Talented Chief of PM&R/Physiatrist Physician for an excellent Leadership Opportunity in ...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Salisbury, North Carolina
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Position Information

The VA Salisbury Healthcare System (VASHCS) is actively recruiting to fill a Board Certified Chief of PM&R/Physiatrist physician position in our growing Rehabilitation section to help care for our Veterans American s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment with the Wake Forest University Medical Center School of Medicine & will be actively involved with education & teaching of PM&R residents, fellows, medical students & other providers. The W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center with state-of-the-art technology is a 203-bed medical center located in Salisbury, North Carolina. The medical center supports (2) large health care centers or community-based outpatient clinics in Kernersville, and South Charlotte, along with a large PM&R rehabilitation department.

Winston-Salem is the compensation and pension (C&P) clinic of jurisdiction for the State of North Carolina, facilitating the rating of veterans for compensation and pension purposes. Inpatient services are provided for acute medicine, cardiology, surgery, psychiatry, physical rehabilitation, subacute and extended care, neuropsychiatry services, psychiatric intensive care, and geropsychiatry. Primary and specialized outpatient services are provided at the medical center and outpatient clinics. The medical center is affiliated with Wake Forest University School of Medicine, with a focus on resident involvement in primary care, dermatology, rehabilitation, ophthalmology, and psychiatry. Salisbury is recognized as one of the largest employers in Rowan County and enjoys the recognition and respect of the community through an active outreach program.

The Chief of PM&R/Physiatrist will be responsible for providing professional clinical services to Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, as well as administrative oversight of service line. This position is under the direct administrative supervision of the Chief of Staff. 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, TBI/Polytrauma, 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 (in affiliation with Wake Forest University) and participation in residency 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

In the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, lies the City of Salisbury.

Salisbury, founded in 1753, has a population of approximately 34,000, and is centrally located on the I-85 corridor between metropolises Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. These cities boast a combined population of approximately 3.2 million total.

What makes Salisbury attractive is the variety of experiences for all cultures and ages. Catch a play at one of our three performance theaters or enjoy a Salisbury Symphony concert under the stars. Dine and enjoy a cold beverage in one of our 30+ local restaurants and breweries or take a short drive to the second largest lake in North Carolina High Rock Lake. If health and fitness is your focus, take a walk along our many tree-shaded greenways, play a round at one of six golf courses or take a yoga class in a downtown studio.

Our residents come from a variety of backgrounds, each with a unique set of experiences and beliefs. It is our mission to be an inclusive community, whether it s through the Salisbury Human Relations Council, the grassroots efforts of the West End Community Organization or the Salisbury Youth Council. In addition, our four higher learning institutions welcome students who can lend a unique, worldly perspective in the classroom.

Salisbury s downtown is nationally recognized as a model for preservation and downtown development, benefitting from $130 million in investment, $60 million of which has been in the last 10 years.

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.

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ or call (206) 459-7927.

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