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Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service

Department of Veterans Affairs
Pineville, Louisiana
Closing date
May 25, 2025

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The Alexandria VA Medical Center in Alexandria/Pineville, LA, is seeking a compassionate, full-time, Board Certified, MD/DO Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to work in our PM&R Service. Known as the 'Heart of Louisiana', Alexandria/Pineville is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. Candidates must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and exceptional health of our Veterans. The Alexandria VA Medical Center is fully dedicated to providing top-quality medical care by serving and honoring America’s Veterans.

Highlights of this position include:
  • Competitive Starting Salary $258,000 - $313,000
  • Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm. NO CALL
  • 80% Administrative; 10% Clinical; 10% Education
  • Responsible for the care of our Veterans with disorders diagnosing and treating dysfunctions as a result of injury, illness or disabling conditions, in both the inpatient and outpatient (Alexandria VA Health Care Systems and Southern Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC); i.e. Lafayette CBOC, Jennings CBOC and Lake Charles CBOC) settings as well as administrative duties related to the successful operation of the PM&RS service line
  • Manage both medical and procedural based pain care, including MAT (suboxone)
  • Will be expected to provide subject matter expertise and advice to facility leadership
  • Performs a wide range of medical duties covering rehabilitation medicine; examines and assesses patients, develops and manages a comprehensive and rehabilitation program
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for consultation on medical management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Spinal Cord, other neurologic and musculoskeletal associated types of care
  • Regularly attends PM&R Service, and medical staff meetings, Pain Management member
  • Supervisory oversight
Additional Requirements:
  • Board Certified MD/DO
  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 7+ years’ experience as a physiatrist
  • Required: DEA X Waiver (certification for prescribing Suboxone)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-Citizen candidates will be considered if a U.S. Citizen is not found
  • Full and unrestricted license from any U.S. State
We offer:
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • 26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/unlimited carry over; 11 paid holidays
  • Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
  • Possible 5 days and up to $1,000 per year reimbursement for CME’s (must be full-time with board certification)
  • This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), if approved
  • Recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates

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