This position resides within the Clinical Center, a 200 bed biomedical research hospital, which treats inpatients and outpatients. All patients participate in clinical protocols studying a wide variety of diseases and their treatments. Diagnostic populations include those with cancer, arthritis, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, genetic diseases and mental health conditions. The Medical Section of the Rehabilitation Medicine Department (RMD) seeks to recruit a Full-time Physician that is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPM&R).
The qualified candidate should possess excellent clinical skills and experience in evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. He/she should be able to treat both adult and pediatric populations. Clinical consultations, clinical care as part of a multidisciplinary team and research collaboration with NIH Investigators is a job requirement. Excellent teaching opportunities are available with PM&R residents, medical students and undergraduate students rotating through the program.
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available. Applications must be submitted via the www.usajobs.gov website, job announcement # NIH-CC-DH-18-10080338 by Wednesday, November 29 to Friday, December 8. This position is subject to a background investigation.
For more specific questions regarding the position, please contact:
Galen O. Joe, MD, Deputy Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center National Institutes of Health
301-496-4733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All inquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.
The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
Additional Salary Information: A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.
About National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Rehabilitation Medicine Department
Rehabilitation Medicine professionals at the NIH Clinical Center collaborate in and support biomedical research. They initiate research in rehabilitation sciences by providing innovative rehabilitation services and developing, investigating and applying measurements and treatments of impairments, disabilies and handicaps pertaining to human function.
At the NIH Clinical Center, the Rehabilitati...on Medicine organization includes:
•Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
•Speech and Language Pathology
•Functional and Applied Biomechanics
•Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Rehabilitation Medicine team provides:
•Consultations for patients with disabilities who are referred for evaluation
•Clinical assessments, including assessments of strength, range of motion, motion analysis, ambulation, swallowing, lymphedema, neuromusculoskeletal pain, electrodiagnosis; developmental level, speech, language, and cognitive abilities; work skills and leisure activity needs; and the ability to carry out the activities of daily living
•Treatments designed to restore function, prevent disability or its progression; relieve pain, provide adaptive equipment and ambulation aids, and education about disability
•Research & research support, including collaborative efforts with various NIH institutes and centers as well as independent research projects by Rehabilitation Medicine staff. The focus of research ranges widely and includes new ways of measuring and treating impairments, disability and handicaps; and investigations into research design, functional measures, musculoskeletal evaluations, functional test standardization, instrument development and quantitative measurements. Information about rehabilitation medicine research activities may be found in the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Specific rehabilitation medicine research studies may be found in the Clinical Center's Clinical Studies database.
Special programs build on the rehabilitation medicine team's substantial skill in rehabilitation of patients with cancer, rheumatic diseases, and developmental and congenital disorders. Specialized evaluations such as fitness testing, motion analysis, video fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging of swallowing, assessment of motor and process skills, functional measures of discourse, endoscopy of the oral pharynx, and video stroboscopy of the larynx are also provided. Acupuncture, massage therapy, Tai Chi, music therapy, relaxation training, and foot orthotic fabrication are offered as alternatives to standard rehabilitation treatment.
These reference links provide a variety of rehabilitation medicine-related information resources. Contact us at 301-496-4000 and ask the operator for Rehabilitation Medicine.