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Spinal Cord Injury Physiatrist Opportunity

Department of Veterans Affairs
Memphis, Tennessee
Closing date
Jul 11, 2025

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The Memphis VA Medical Center, Polytrauma Clinic is seeking a Physical Med and Rehab Physiatrist with Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder experience.  The medical center consists of one main campus, which includes a sixty-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, a women’s health clinic, and ten community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of primary care, general cardiovascular, neurological surgery, psychiatry, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, rheumatology, geriatrics, optometry, and dentistry. Services are available to more than 200,000 Veterans living in a fifty-three-county, tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate, diagnose, and provide treatment or consultative services to patients in need of SCI care
  • Provides primary and specialty care to SCI patients in accordance with VHA directives
  • Provides inpatient and outpatient services
  • Provides oversight to mid-level providers in the SCI service as requested
  • Provides consultative services for SCI patients and new referrals
  • Participates in on-call rotation (includes after hours, weekends, holidays)
  • Participates in ongoing educational activities for the SCI Clinic
  • Serves on service and/or facility level committees, including performance improvement
  • Contributes to compliance for performance measures and standards for accreditation

Highlights of this position include:

  • Experience Based Salary $248,000-$300,000
  • Work Schedule: Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM with occasional call
  • Recruitment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment
  • Annual Performance Bonus and regular salary increases
  • Possible $2000 per year CME Reimbursement (must be board certified)
  • Malpractice Liability Protection with tail coverage


  • Board Eligible/Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Full and unrestricted license from ANY US State or territory
  • Highly qualified candidates also BE/BC in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine (SCIM)
  • Current BLS/CPR certification
  • Be proficient in the written and spoken English language
  • US Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens

We Offer:

  • Annually: 26 paid vacation days, 13 paid sick days, and 11 paid holidays, 5 paid CME attendance days
  • Federal health/dental/vision/term life/long-term care insurance
  • Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and separate 401K with up to 5% in contributions
  • Predictable work schedules with a focus on quality rather than volume
  • Clinical research opportunities and possible academic affiliation
  • No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

If interested, please contact Carla D. Lang at 

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