This position is located at the Chillicothe, Ohio VA Medical Center in the Physical Medicine and Rehab Care Line.
The incumbent treats patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues, such as sprains/strains, disc herniations, rheumatologic conditions, degenerative, developmental, acquired, and traumatic neuromuscular conditions of the upper and lower limbs, spinal cord, and brain; treat patients with amputations, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and prescribes prosthetics and orthotics; prescribes therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitation modalities; performs and interprets electro diagnostic studies, to include electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies; and interprets diagnostic studies that evaluate a patient's musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, such as CT, myelography, bone scan, and MRI.
The incumbent participates in quality of care standards, efficiency, process improvement, and patient satisfaction surrounding Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The incumbent will be expected to practice in accordance with professional standards, core values, and with a commitment to service excellence.
The Physiatrist will provide consultation and oversight of Veterans in Acute Medicine and Community Living Centers with pain and rehabilitative needs.
The incumbent also develops and implements treatment recommendations for pain syndrome and diagnosis, using interventional techniques including, but not limited to joint injections, lumbar epidural injections, ultrasound-guided injections, Botox injections and acupuncture to decrease the use of opioids, and alternative medical treatment techniques; collaborates with the Interdisciplinary Pain Team for coordinating care into Acute Medical, Mental Health and Pain Providers; provides oversight to mid-level providers (NP/PA); and provides resident education in program and research.
Work Schedule: Monday
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Designated and/or random drug testing required.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
Subject to a background/security investigation.
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
This is a bargaining unit position.
United States Citizenship
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. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or; (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted; (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
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.
English Language Proficiency (spoken and written)
Physical Requirements (outlined below)
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.
The work of the position is sedentary in nature.
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: . 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: .
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: .
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per 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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
Resumes must include information such as:
How to contact the applicant
Descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week, and supervisor's name and phone number
Education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; and other information, such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc.
Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the applicant's level of experience.
Although not mandatory, if the position is (was) with the Federal government (military or civilian), applicants should state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion.
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors (not required at time of application) can be found at:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
Other Veterans Document
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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