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Our location affords the extraordinary amenities of the Northern California region including first-rate schools, numerous cultural offerings and outdoor activities with access to the coast of San Francisco and to the mountains of Lake Tahoe. Candidates must be US citizens.
This is a great opportunity for part-time and full-time Physiatrists at the Martinez VA Outpatient Clinic. The incumbent will largely focus on outpatient musculoskeletal and neuromuscular rehabilitation, with some backup coverage of the inpatient rehabilitation unit. Skills should include performance of peripheral joint, botulinum and trigger point injections, electromyography/nerve conduction studies, and inpatient rehabilitation consultation and coverage. Experience with acupuncture would be an added value. The incumbent will determine diagnoses, initiate treatments that emphasize restoration of function, prescribe and oversee comprehensive therapy treatments, and make appropriate referrals to surgical, medicine, and behavioral health specialties for co-treatment and diagnoses of neuromuscular, neurologic, musculoskeletal, and suspected mental health disorders. The incumbent will work with rehabilitation therapists, pain care clinicians, and other health care providers in assigned treatment teams to establish a comprehensive and integrated rehabilitation program for the Veteran.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Extensive mastery of the treatment principles applied for diagnosis in orthopedics and neurology, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, rheumatology, amputation and diseases specific to the geriatric population.
Prescribe therapeutic exercise, other rehabilitation modalities, and alternative medicine options, such as acupuncture, chiropractic manipulations, low power laser therapy, etc.
Provide consultations and recommendations for primary care physicians on pain medication management.
Accurately determine indications and provide peripheral joint, botulinum and trigger point injections.
Perform and accurately interpret electrodiagnostic studies.
Inpatient consultation and acute inpatient rehabilitation unit coverage.
Participate in professional competency activities and maintain professional requirements for continuing education.
Completion of residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Experience in performing various injection procedures, medication management and conducting electrodiagnostic studies
Inpatient consultation and acute inpatient rehabilitation
Work Schedule:Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Flexibility with schedule may be an option)
Candidates must: 1) be a US citizen, 2) possess a current, full, unrestricted medical license in any state, and 3) be Board Eligible/Certified in Physiatry
Additional Salary Information: •26 days paid vacation (1 day accrued each pay period upon employment)/part-time physicians earn 1 hour of vacation leave for every 10 hours worked
•13 days sick leave (1/2 day accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap) /part-time physicians earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 20 hours worked
•10 paid Federal holidays
•Malpractice protection with tail coverage covered by the Federal government
•Annual Physician Performance Pay
•Market Pay reviewed biennially for possible increase
•CME- Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend
•No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Internal Number: 117-MTZ
About VA Northern California Health Care System
VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California. The health system is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez, and seven outpatient clinics.VANCHCS has two divisions, each with an Associate Director. The Sacramento Valley Division is comprised of medical facilities in Sacramento, Chico and Redding. The East Bay Division is comprised of medical facilities in Fairfield, Vallejo, Martinez and Oakland.VANCHCS serves an area covering 17 counties, more than 40,000 square miles and over 377,700 veterans.Counties: Alameda (partial), Amador, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado (partial), Glenn, Placer (partial), Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.Congressional Districts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 13.As part of the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21), VANCHCS provides veterans access to an extensive range of health and specialty services. VISN 21 includes VA medical centers in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Fresno, California; Reno, Nevada, and medical facilities in Hawaii, Guam and Manila.