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Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) This assignment carries responsibility for providing Physiatry services to Veteran patients within the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System. The position is under the direct administrative supervision of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (PM&RS) Section Chief. Physiatrist Duties include but not limited to: Provides leadership for outpatient amputee services and provides direct and comprehensive patient care to the Veterans involved in the clinic. Consultations for musculoskeletal evaluations and treatments to include expertise/experience in joint and soft tissue injections that are ultrasound/EMG guided. Provides expertise/experience in performing electrodiagnostic procedures and consultations. Consultation to professional staff and community providers concerning clinical assessment finding and appropriate patient treatment plans. Provides general PM&R outpatient care and cross-coverage for other Physiatrists, as needed. The physiatrist must be prepared t act as an interdisciplinary team leader and member, and may be called provide supervision to occupational, physical, recreational, and kinesiotherapists. They will also provide instruction to students and residents. Excellent team work and patient relations are also expected. Clinical Primary function is direct patient care. Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive, complex treatment and care management programs for individual patients or groups of patients to relieve pain, restore or enhance performance, and maximize ability to function as independently as possible. Performs appropriate assessments, evaluations, and treatments, involved in the prevention and management of physical disability, movement dysfunction, and pain resulting from injury, disease, disability, or other health-related conditions. Additional functions include the interpretation of tests and measurements to assess normal parameters of physiological functions as well as pathophysiological, pathomechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention. This physiatrist maintains communication with Veteran's primary care provider, and makes appropriate referrals to allied health professionals within PMRS (PT, OT, RT, KT), as well as specialty care providers outside PMRS to ensure implementation of their recommended plan of care. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment and Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn moreEDRP Authorized: Contact VHAEDRPProgramSupport@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.