The physician is assigned as a staff physiatrist in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) and reports to the Associate Chief of GEC under Chief of Staff. The Physiatrist will use skills developed in ACGME-accredited training programs, to routinely perform outpatient musculoskeletal and neuromuscular exams in order to diagnose and treat to emphasize function, rehabilitation, pain management and injury prevention along with patient wellness. Primary services will include, but are not limited to: Treats patients with painful and function-limiting musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues such as sprains/strains, disc herniation's, rheumatologic conditions, degenerative, developmental, acquired, and traumatic neuromuscular conditions of the upper and lower limbs, spinal cord, and brain. Treat patients with amputations, and prescribe prosthetics and orthotics. Prescribes therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitation modalities. Performs and interprets electro diagnostic studies to include electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and evoked potentials. Interprets more diagnostic studies that evaluate a patient's musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems such as CT, myelography, bone scan, and MRI. Physiatrist preferred to be competent to perform routine joint and trigger point injections.
Work Schedule: Typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Title: Physiatrist
Relocation expenses are not authorized
- U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
- 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
- Physicians must have completed 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. (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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in
the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines
to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
- 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.
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.
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.
Physical Requirements: See VA Handbook 5005, Part III, Chapter 2, paragraph 7, and VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services. All applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor (Available at https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf) (not required at time of application but requested).
Please use this checklistto make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.