The Syracuse, NY Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting two full-time Physiatrists for its’ newly constructed, state-of-the-art Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center. Candidates must be board certified/eligible in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Physiatry is the preferred specialty but other specialties may be considered. You will practice clinically at the VA Medical Center and hold academic appointments with the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University (UMU).
Provide day-to-day medical care of persons with SCI and disorders in both inpatient & outpatient settings, inclusive of both traumatic and non-traumatic SCI, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. Also includes the supervision of SUNY medical students, residents & fellows and nurse practitioners. The Syracuse VA Medical Center is a dynamic teaching hospital and is highly regarded within the VA nationally. We are closely affiliated with SUNY UMU, with strong resident involvement. You must qualify for an academic appointment at SUNY UMU and should have excellent diagnostic and interpersonal skills, a commitment to team building & an overall aptitude for leadership, educational development & research. An academic appointment will be conferred commensurate with quality and length of experience. Opportunities for leadership exist for highly qualified applicants, including the potential to become the Assistant Chief of SCI/D, and/or becoming the director of the newly ACGME-accredited SCI medicine fellowship. Protected time to engage in research, quality improvement or educational program development.
Easy and very manageable on -call!
Assistance with payment of med school loans (up to $200K).
Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
Guaranteed salary increases
Licensure: 1 full & unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement; 5 days paid absence to attend CME
Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
No Employment Contract PLUS Nationwide Mobility
26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/ unlimited carry over; 10 paid holidays
Federal Retirement Plan
Separate 401K with partial agency match
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Syracuse is a scenic locale that combines a low cost of living with the amenities of a thriving city in Upstate New York. The university emphasis of the downtown area provides a wide array of cultural and sporting events at the SUNY and Syracuse University, both of which are adjacent to the VA. The countryside surrounding the city allows for a wide variety of outdoor activities and the schools are ranked among the best in the nation.
Candidates must be board certified/eligible in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Additional Salary Information: Up to an additional $200K for payment of outstanding med school loans; up to $15,000 per year for performance bonus
Internal Number: 45
About Syracuse, NY Veterans Affairs Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.