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System Chief of Pain Management

Guthrie Medical Group
Ithaca, New York
Closing date
Apr 12, 2025

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Full Time
Position Type

Guthrie Medical Group seeks a qualified United States or Royal College BC Physician to become the Service Line Chief of Pain Management.

Highlights of the Position

  • MD/DO along with Board Certification, five years or more experience preferred.
  • Position reports to the President of Guthrie Medical Group
  • Northern Region role overseeing the development of a multidisciplinary pain program.
  • Proven track record of academic accomplishments and professional service necessary to ensure the continuation and enhancement of Pain Management service at Guthrie.
  • Must be willing to recruit, build, develop, and mentor staff.
  • 0.4 FTE administration/0.6 FTE clinical (interventional pain preferred)
  • Administrative responsibilities will require travel throughout the service area.
  • Minimal calls, primarily telephone calls when needed.
  • Established practice in the region with the ability to grow the program substantially.
  • Opportunity to collaborate with well-established Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Physical Therapy, and Physiatry providers.
  • Expansion due to volume and opportunity to establish a multi-disciplinary comprehensive pain program for the Guthrie system.
  • $443,000-$596,000 annual compensation.

Practice Description

  • Procedures will be done at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.
  • Interventional aspects of pain management include fluoroscopic guided epidural steroid injections, facet injections, medial branch nerve blocks, and radiofrequency ablations.
  • Intrathecal infusion pump and spinal cord stimulator implantation experience are preferred.

Position Specifics

  • A typical day will include seeing patients in the office, procedures in the surgical suite, or administrative time for the development of a multi-disciplinary comprehensive pain program for the Guthrie system.
  • Support Staff: In the Pain Mgmt. Clinic: LPNs, Medical Office Assistants, and Point-of-Service staff
  • Collaborate with Advanced Practice Providers

For procedures suites: Conscious sedation qualified RNs and a Rad. Tech

  • Special Equipment:
  1. Fluoroscopy C arm in the procedure suite
  2. Access to ultrasonic guides for peripheral nerve blocks
  3. Radiofrequency ablation machine and cryo-ablation machine
  4. Access to the Operating Room for spinal cord and infusion implants
  • Clinical Trials/Research: Opportunities available for clinical trials or clinical research.
  • SRNAs (Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists) may sometimes rotate through the Pain Clinic procedure rooms. Family Medicine residents may also rotate briefly to observe and learn.

Candidate Description

  • Board certified (ACGME/AOA) in anesthesiology, neurology, PM&R, or psychiatry, with fellowship training in interventional pain management, interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine, or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of experience with a track record of leadership and clinical excellence.
  • ABIPP and ABPM are optional but cannot be substituted for an ABMS-recognized Board.
About the Facility:

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, a 162-bed acute care facility with an attached 80-bed residential care facility, joined the Guthrie healthcare system in January 2019. For over 125 years, the people of Cortland have turned to us first for the best in medical care.

  • Acute and Inpatient care
  • Cancer care
  • Emergency care
  • Infusion services
  • Labor and delivery care
  • Laboratory services
  • Imaging and Radiology
  • Mental Health service
  • Outpatient Therapy services
  • Respiratory services
  • Surgical services
About the Community:

Located at the foot of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca has a population of 32,108. Home to over 150 waterfalls within a 10-mile radius, the area offers some of the region's best hiking and outdoor activities. The vibrant downtown area is home to many restaurants offering worldwide cuisine. The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, the nation's oldest and longest-running wine trail, begins in Ithaca. Cornell University and Ithaca College are firmly rooted in the community and attract students from all over the globe.

Contact Name:
Stefano RingerContact Email:
stefano.ringer@guthrie.orgContact Phone:
(570)887-6493Contact Cell:

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