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Chief PM&R Opportunity Charleston

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Charleston, South Carolina
Closing date
Aug 27, 2024

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THE OPPORTUNITY

The Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service position is a supervisory position that supports the PM&R Service with the administrative management, and the training and mentorship of staff within the PM&R section. This service consists of physical therapists (PT), physical therapist assistants (PTA), occupational therapists (OT), recreation therapist (RT), and recreation assistants (RA). This individual provides supervision of key clinical and training programs, including the overall technical oversight of programs within PM&R at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System in Charleston, South Carolina.

THE LOCATION:

Ralph H. Johnson VA can be found in beautiful downtown Charleston. With its rich history, vibrant culture, idyllic coastal location, exquisitely preserved architecture, and celebrated dining selections, Charleston is one of America s best loved destinations. Settled alongside the Ashley rivers and Atlantic Ocean, Charleston has a subtropical climate with mild winters and warm, sunny summers. Charleston proper is surrounded by communities and neighborhoods that extend beyond the historic peninsula. The barrier islands, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, North Charleston, and Summerville are within a 20-mile distance of downtown Charleston. The Charleston Airport is just 15 minutes west of downtown, making business or family trips convenient.

THE BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES OF #workatva

Pay: Competitive pay, annual salary increase and performance bonus
Work-life balance: Monday-Friday Schedule 8-4:30 pm
Up to 55 Days off Annually
12 weeks paid parental leave.
Federal pension and benefits

REQUIRMENTS:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Leadership experience preferred
Interested in learning more? Contact
Arriana Larmony
arriana.larmony1@va.gov

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