Physician (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) San Antonio, TX
Time to invest in some new footwear because if you're San Antonio-bound, you'd better show up in boots ! The Alamo City is one of the military's most envied postings and is often referred to as "Military City USA". Low cost of living, affordable homes, and the lack of state tax on retirement income are a few financial perks to living and retiring in this Texas city. A robust job market that seems partial to government and defense/security contracting ensures employment opportunities for spouses or transitioning service members. San Antonio is the country's seventh fastest growing city yet has somehow managed to retain a "small town feel." Quality schools and friendly locals (most with military ties) are additional perks to living in San Antonio.
Some things you should know before you get here: trucks are the norm (the bigger, the better), love for The Spurs (NBA) runs deep, the H-E-B obsession is real (it's a grocery store), rodeos are life, and don't call it "San Antone"-that's just wrong. The community boasts a vibrant Hispanic population, and enhances everything from the food, to the music, to community events. You don't necessarily need to speak Spanish to get around, but you'd better know how to say barbacoa, tamales, and cascarones. Name brand shopping (IKEA is the latest arrival of note), restaurants, and all variety of entertainment all add to San Antonio's quality of life. SeaWorld, the San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and downtown museums are all fun outings for kids and families. Tube or kayak down a river, play or fish in the lakes, or relax by San Antonio's famous downtown River Walk. Museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks- remember The Alamo? -round out San Antonio's cultural offerings. Tex-mex cuisine arguably originated here, and some up and coming culinary trendsetters are making a name for themselves in the Pearl District downtown, alongside several notable breweries.
San Antonio has over 300 days of sunshine with some hot summers, mild winters and pleasant spring and fall seasons. San Antonio is in Bexar County (it's pronounced "BEAR") in south central Texas, and is just south of the gorgeous Hill Country. It's only about two hours from Austin, the beach, or the desert.
Working for the Department of Defense comes with an abundance of benefits and perks to include competitive compensation packages, paid-time off, medical benefits, student loan repayments, and retirement package with Thrift Savings Plan to include matching employer contributions.
Supervisory control: Works under the general supervision of the Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who discusses policies and objectives. The individual exercises independent judgment in the selection and performance of the diagnostic evaluations for patients. Incumbent works independently in accordance with methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies. Recommendations for referrals and for changes in service or equipment are cleared with the supervisor. The quality of professional and administrative work is evaluated using the quality assurance principles; policies and regulations as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and as structured by appropriate Army and local regulations and policies.
Major Duties: Serves as a Board Certified Physician in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clinic, responsible for the examination, diagnosis and rehabilitation management of full range of out-patients seen in the clinic.
Provides full range of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation evaluations, treatments and functional training towards maximum independence. Prescribes full spectrum of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech, Neuropsypchology evaluations, social work services and serves as team leader for rehabilitation services. Orders radiology, laboratory tests and makes diagnosis and prescribes/directs appropriate rehabilitation treatment to include drugs, dietary care, as indicated. Performs and interprets Electrophysiology (i.e. Electromyography (EMG), Nerve conduction velocity (NCV), Repetitive Stimulation Studies (RSS), Somatosensory Evoked Potectials (SSEP)). Performs comprehensive pain management using Trigger point and soft tissue injections, blocks, acupuncture, rehabilitation exercise programs. Performs prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation equipment evaluations and prescriptions. Provides rehabilitation recommendations for patients with multiple, chronic conditions (i.e. stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, total joint replacement surgeries, deconditioning, etc.). May supervise and teach physicians, PT, OT, medical students, interns, residents; host CME conferences. May perform clinical research.
Performs other duties as assigned.
US Citizenship required
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.