Physiatrist (Section Chief-Polytrauma/ Traumatic Brain Injury)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Augusta, Georgia
Closing date
Aug 16, 2023

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The Department of Veteran Affairs is seeking a Board Certified Physiatrist to serves as a Section Chief of Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury.  The opportunity allows the ability to provide care for a diverse population of patients that have served this great Nation.

The Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC) is a level 1a, medical school affiliated, two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in Medicine, Surgery, Specialty Care, Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Primary Care, Geriatrics, and a dedicated Spinal Cord Institute serving a multi-state catchment area. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Augusta University [AU], in Augusta, GA and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical center, integrating clinical care, teaching, and research, making it an attractive academic and research Medical Center.

Work Schedule:  Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Relocation Incentive: Authorized


  •   Responsibilities include providing patient care in the Polytrauma/TBI clinic, other clinics as determined by departmental need, as well as by incumbent's procedural skills and interest (e.g. EMG and procedure clinic, including use of ultrasound), and inpatient care on the inpatient rehabilitation unit, as well as inpatient Blind Rehabilitation, including inpatient consults. In addition to performing direct patient care, incumbent must be able to act as a physician leader in clinical settings, providing appropriate clinical direction for the work of Service nurse practitioners, and possible PAs, and other staff, regardless of if said staff member is an official direct report of the incumbent.
  • Responsible to develop both short- and long-term plans for the Section. Responsible for implementation of approved short- and long-term plans for the Section with feedback and changes.
  • Responsible for all VISN level physician responsibilities for Polytrauma/TBI clinic. Responsible for routine national level Polytrauma/TBI clinic responsibilities, e.g. annual presentation, ensuring information regarding use of Polytrauma/TBI National System of Care funding is reported appropriately.
  • Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquires CME's as required.
  • Provides support to the Polytrauma Management program which includes training of providers within the Medical Center on various aspects of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Makes recommendations regarding all resource management issues; including equipment, space, and educational opportunities etc.


  • License:  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.
  • Board Certification required 
  • Education:  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.This position is eligible for  the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP),  a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment.  Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application.  Learn more

Preferred Qualification:
Experience as a VA attending physician, preferably for over two years, strongly preferred. Experience as a VA attending physician in Polytrauma/TBI clinic strongly preferred.


Located near the South Carolina border, Augusta, Georgia, is the state's second-largest metropolitan area.  A very low cost of living, stable real estate market and excellent schools and neighborhoods makes Augusta an ideal place to call home.  Augusta is probably best known for its golf courses. The scenic Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Tournament every year.    In the downtown area, the Augusta Riverwalk and Amphitheatre, located along the Savannah River, features Saturday farmers markets and Sunday jazz concerts that take place along the river. Sports fans can cheer on the Augusta Green Jackets baseball team. 


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