Amazing Leadership Opportunity as Chief of Spinal Cord Injury

Department of Veterans Affairs
Augusta, Georgia
Closing date
Nov 10, 2023

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Physiatrist leadership opportunity that offers work life balance within an affordable city that provides a great environment. Affordable housing market and great schools in the area!

This is a full-time Physician position at Department of Veteran Affairs, Augusta Georgia that affords work-life balance, job security, a competitive salary, moving expenses, malpractice coverage, up to 26 days paid vacation, 10 days paid Federal Holidays, a sick leave benefit, 401K, CME opportunities, and a first-class health and retirement benefit package..


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.

Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Recruitment Incentive/Relocation: Yes
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting


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.

The candidate needs to meet existing VHA requirements for physicians, including credentialing and privileging requirements. Board certification in SCI Medicine is strongly encouraged. The candidate must:

  1. 1. Have completed either a SCI fellowship training or equivalent training in the care of persons with SCI/D and demonstrate clinical and administrative knowledge in SCI/D medicine enabling the candidate to successfully direct a SCI/D Center.
    2. Present evidence of formal training and proven competence in leadership, administration, QI, and risk management (for example, executive/leadership courses for physicians, accrediting organizations) for the position of Chief, SCI/D Center.
    3. Present evidence of interest and involvement in research and teaching.

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