The Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System is seeking a Physiatrist to join a large and busy practice as a Neuro and Polytrauma Rehabilitation Specialist, working in Pain Management & Rehabilitation Services, with TBI and polytrauma patients. To be considered a strong partner with our other nine physiatrists, the ideal candidate will possess excellent general physiatrist evaluation and management skills. Major duties include, but are not limited to: ~Develops and implements complex, goal-oriented treatment plans for complex patients in need of interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation. ~Provides comprehensive evaluation and management of spasticity including both medication management, botulism toxin injection, intrathecal baclofen pump evaluation and management, etc. ~Provides peripheral joint injections and other intramuscular injections as indicated to facilitate the rehabilitation process. ~Effectively evaluates patients with history of recent and remote concussive injuries, and provides treatment for common manifestations of Post Concussive Syndrome, such as headache and insomnia. ~Writes sound prescriptions for required adaptive equipment including both manual and powered mobility, prosthetic limbs, and other necessary rehabilitative equipment. ~Effectively provides diagnostic evaluation, examination, and interdisciplinary treatment planning to meet general musculoskeletal rehabilitative needs of Veterans. ~Serves as a medical and administrative leader of the inpatient rehabilitation team participating in continued readiness for our continued Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as well as ongoing monitoring of outcome trends. including but not limited to length of stay, functional outcomes, and efficiencies of obtaining functional goals. ~Confidently and professionally collaborates with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams of therapists, psychologists, social workers, other physicians, nurses, etc. to meet a patient's complex rehabilitative needs. ~Fulfils the educational mission of VA by providing bedside and didactic teaching for students, residents, and fellows. ~Collects data, analyzes data, implements changes based on analyses results in their specialty area. ~Participates in facility, regional, and national activities as a subject matter expert as needed to support the overall VA mission to provide outstand comprehensive healthcare. ~Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8am-4:30pm. On Call: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Authorized for highly-qualified selectee. Education Debt Repayment Program: Student loan repayment up to $200K for eligible debt. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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: One full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at our VHA Physician's Brochure
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.