The Spinal Cord Injury Serviceis seeking a full-time Spinal Cord Injury physician to provide primary care and rehabilitation care that emphasizes a comprehensive continuum of health care and rehabilitation for patients with Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders (SCI/D).
The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
- Participate in the admission, work-up, diagnosis, consultation, and rehabilitation of newly and previously injured spinal cord patients.
- Manage general medicineconditions with SCI/D patients.
- Collaborate and oversee mid-level providers in the management of SCI/D patients.
- Provide inpatient and/or outpatient services.
The successful candidate will have qualifications sufficient for a faculty appointment at our academic affiliate, the University of California, San Diego
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 07:30 AM - 04:00 PM; with evening and weekend on-call duty per rotation to cover the patients admitted to the SCI Service. On-call duty is localized on pager with daily rounds on the assigned weekends and holidays.
* Citizenship of the United States.
* Education: 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.
Qualified candidates must have a doctor of medicine degree or an equivalent degree resulting from a course ofeducation in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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, must meet equivalency requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
* Licensure: 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: The candidate may be trained in specialties such as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine; or be Board Eligible if within one year of the completion of Residency or Fellowship.
NOTE - Residency programs accredited by the Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in the list published of the year the residency was completed meet this requirement. All other programs will be reviewed by the Professional Standards Board (PSB) within the VA San Diego Healthcare System to determine whether the Residency provided the candidate with appropriate professional training, upon selection.
* English Language Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
> SCI Medicine Board eligible/certified.
>Experience in the care of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) patients.
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.
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.
Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Bending/stooping; Twisting; Both hands required; Walking (up to 6 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours);Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Hearing aid permitted; Mental and Emotional Stability required.
1. Responses to Occupational Questionnaire: If applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting via fax, you must complete the 1203FX form. (required)
2. CV or Resume: It must include sufficient experience and/or education. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Your resume MUST include the following: the month and year for each position held, and the number of work hours per week, e.g., 03/09 - 06/11 (or Present), 40 hrs/week. (required)
3. If You are Prior Military, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
4. Latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action (Applies to Current Federal Employees Only), and SF-50 displaying your highest previous rate (if applicable). You May obtain these from your current Human Resources office or your E-Official Personnel Folder. The SF-50 must display: Title, Pay Plan, Occ Code, Grade, Tenure, and Position Occupied. This includes ICTAP/CTAP documentation for displaced Federal employees, to include a copy of the agency notice in addition to your last SF-50.
5. Transcripts: (Official or Unofficial)
6. License: A copy of your Unrestricted License to Practice Medicine in a US State, Territory, or Commonwealth.
Please use this checklist to ensure 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, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1958605.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.