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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Pain Management in Leavenworth, Kansas


The VA EKHCS is seeking a fulltime Staff Physician for their Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department. The selected candidate will be board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or Board Eligible within one year of the completion of residency or fellowship. The selected candidate will function independently as a member of the VAEKHCS medical staff, with full clinical privileges.


Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligible applicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement of qualifying educational loans. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. The Physician will specifically have knowledge and skills in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and in the provision of Electrodiagnostic Services. In addition, the physician will have broad based skills in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions, and be able to provide rehabilitation consult services.Duties include but are not limited to: Provides a full range of PM&R specific evaluations to diagnosis and treat all general rehabilitation populations, including pain procedures. Provides consultation to professional staff within VAPSHCS & community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate patient treatment plans. Develop, implement and document the PM&R treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the VAPSHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation. Provides education to patients, family members and significant others. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness of standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures. Maintains certification and licensure in the medical specialty. Serves as a clinical leader in emergencies. Provides care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for health problems and promotes health. Pain Management Duties:Should be able to perform fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided procedures as well as run an inter-disciplinary Pain Clinic. Participates in quality improvement activities. Promotes a high level of patient and staff satisfaction in the care of our veterans. Responsible for adhering and carrying out all standard operating procedures, policies, protocols, directives and guidelines. Applies comprehensive examination and differential diagnostic skills to develop plans of care. Provides care within the context of an interdisciplinary approach; provider will document services through appropriate notes. Applies knowledge of opioid and non-opioid medical management in appropriated selected cases. Participates in interdisciplinary team activities and works collaboratively with others within the PM&R Service, the medical center, and VISN 15 facilities. Performs interventional pain procedures for cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and other pain regions which includes radiofrequency nerve ablation, nerve blocks (including sympathetic, medial branch, and intercostal), spinal cord stimulators (implants if capable), and pain pumps; procedures requiring guidance will be performed using both ultrasound and fluoroscopy. Develops and maintains strong relationships with other practice areas to ensure adequate and appropriate delivery of pain management services to Veterans through committees and work groups. Participates actively in delivering in-service training for PM&R as well as medical center staff, PM&R residents, etc. and supports an environment that encourages continual learning. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.

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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Prior interventional pain management experience strongly preferred. Board Certification in PM&R. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.