Physiatrist Opportunity in Beautiful Augusta, Georgia

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

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The Department of Veteran Affairs is seeking a Board Eligible or Board-Certified Staff Physiatrist at the Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (CNVAMC). The physician will provide services in the outpatient and inpatient settings. 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 and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of and alignment of work with all applicable VHA Directives, Medical Center Policies, standard work, etc. to ensure appropriate completion of assigned work.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of compliance with expected clinic operational and quality metrics (SAIL, HEDIS, etc.)
  • An integral member of the Interdisciplinary Polytrauma/TBI Team, Interdisciplinary Amputee Clinic Team and Rehabilitation Service Team as needed in the delivery of care for patients.
  • Participates in Service Quality Improvement/Performance Improvement, and Quality Management activities.
  • Participates in selected committees.
  • Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary.
  • Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility.
  • Provides 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, providing physician level clinical leadership and guidance in clinical settings.
  • Provide physiatry services as specified in his/her clinical privileges. Services include new patient consultation, established (follow up) visits, EMG, musculoskeletal procedures including use of ultrasound, botulinum toxin injection including with use of EMG guidance
  • Responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures.
  • Evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status and make recommendations for continued care as needed.
  • Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquires CMEs as required.
  • Provides assessment of physical and functional status of Veterans in Rehabilitation Service clinics and inpatient rehabilitation unit and inpatient Blind Rehabilitation
  • Provide recommendations and works with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate care to provide optimal functioning, decrease level of pain, and improve quality of life for Veterans.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinators of the Polytrauma/TBI, amputee, EMG and procedure clinics providing coverage for these clinics when there is a need.
  • Makes recommendations to Rehabilitation Service Chief regarding all resource management issues, including equipment, space, and educational opportunities etc.
  • Consults requesting Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services are performed in a timely manner and that the results are made readily available to the referring practitioners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 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 Eligible or Board Certified  
  • 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
  • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR[(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR(3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Augusta is famous for its major attraction, The Masters Golf Tournament. Augusta has a moderate year-round climate and offers proximity to metropolitan areas, beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains.

The Augusta area is a growing community with an excellent quality of life. A wide variety of cultural and outdoor recreational activities are readily available locally, and many more are easily accessible from the coast to the mountains. Augusta has a vibrant professional medical environment, including the Medical College of Georgia and other referral medical centers. The cost of living is quite reasonable, with quality homes at good prices.

https://www.augustaga.gov/

For details and personal consideration please direct your curriculum vitae to: Tim Coleman, Program Specialist (Physician Recruitment) via email timmy.coleman@va.gov

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