This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), 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. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Experience working with Outpatient Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder Clinic, general Physical Medicine Clinic, and other Specialty Physical Medicine Clinics. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Duties are generally sedentary in nature. Physical activity involves walking, bending, stooping, and carrying light items such as papers, books, or other supplies. The incumbent uses a computer and other standard office equipment to complete tasks. ["The VA New England Healthcare System is one of 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Services are provided through primary care supported by eight Joint Commission accredited medical centers. We are located throughout the six New England states - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. VISN 1 has over 48 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), six nursing homes and two domiciliaries. Academic Affiliates Boston University School of Medicine Brown Medical School Dartmouth Medical School Harvard Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine University of Connecticut School of Medicine University of Massachusetts School of Medicine University of New England School of Osteopathic Medicine University of Vermont School of Medicine Yale University School of Medicine VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment or relocation incentive may be offered to highly qualified applicants. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Learn more. Contact Brittney L. Kohnke, EDRP Coordinator, for questions and assistance at Brittney.email@example.com. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The physiatrist independently provides medical services to eligible Veterans. Services are provided at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center within the Sensory and Physical Rehabilitation Service (SPRS) Line via face-to-face and virtual care visits as part of a collaborative team that includes nursing and social work. Services are provided in accordance with VHA Directive 1172(2): Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders System of Care. The Manchester VAMC is a \"spoke\" site to the larger \"hub\" in Boston which is available for assistance in management of the patient's needs. The incumbent is required to interact with the Veteran, his/her family, significant others, community agencies, and other facility staff. The SPRS physiatrist shall assist the SPR Service Chief and the Chief of Medical Services in carrying out the mission of the Organization and the SCI/D directive; the Veterans seen in this clinic have had previous spinal cord injuries or spinal cord diseases such as MS, GBS, ALS, or myelopathy. He/She will provide consultation and management for the Veterans' outpatient needs. This will involve review of functional deficits or equipment needs with consideration for therapies (PT, OT, ST) or equipment to achieve or maintain independence within his/her designated community. He/She will also provide physical medicine consultation and evaluation as indicated for outpatients with musculoskeletal disorders, CVA, and Veterans with amputation along with their prosthetic needs. Physical medicine modalities may include EMG clinic and/or Botox injection clinic and/or TBI screening. Inpatient consultation on the Community Living Center (CLC) may be required on an occasional basis. Work Schedule: Full-Time; Tour of Duty (Schedule) TBD."]
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.