The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician will be assigned to the Division of Rehabilitation Care Service at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), Seattle, WA. The incumbent will hold a faculty appointment at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Clinical Responsibilities: Provides a full range of PM&R specific evaluations to diagnosis and treat all general rehabilitation populations. Main clinical responsibilities will include amputee clinics and providing consultative amputee services for inpatients. Provides consultation to professional staff within VAPSHCS & community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate patient treatment plans. 5. Develop, implement and document the PM&R treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders. Functions independently as a member of the VAPSHCS Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation. Provides education to patients, family members and significant others. Complies with all CPRS documentation procedures, including timeliness of standards for documentation and proper patient check out procedures. Maintains certification and licensure in the medical specialty. Serves as a clinical leader in emergencies. Provides care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for health problems and promotes health. Teaching and Training: Provides clinical supervision & instruction (including didactic instruction) for PM&R Residents, as well as medical students as assigned. Provides clinical supervision & instruction for VA Amputee Fellow. May provide teaching and mentoring of graduate students and other research trainees commensurate with previous research experience and a faculty appointment at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Provides education to professional staff. Participates in educational programs, may provide presentations at local & national level conference & educational events. Participates at a local, regional or national level in subspecialty societies or patient organizations. Continuously seeks to develop and implement best practices in the Section & Medical Center, as appropriate. Able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and improve their practice of medicine. Administrative Responsibilities: Provides leadership in development of team process for assigned rehabilitation program and clinical teams. Adheres to operational policies and procedures for assigned program and VAPSHCS, while staying abreast of current VA, VISN and Medical Center policies. Monitors effectiveness of clinical programs though quality improvement processes and ongoing program evaluation. Complies with national & local performance measures, including timely health care screenings and completion of clinical reminders for all patients. Facilitates liaisons with other health care programs to develop ongoing relationships with stakeholders to effectively coordinate service or patient care. Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Director, or designee. Complies with PM&R peer review procedures. Research Responsibilities: Have the demonstrated skills that will enable success in the following domains: Depending on the Academic Appointment type (clinician-scientist vs. clinician-educator), he/she may be responsible conduct research, develop a funded research program, or support ongoing amputation related research projects. Manuscript preparation, and presentation at national or international meetings may be required. If indicated, may provide research supervision & instruction to trainees and graduate students. Benefits: VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) 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: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm, with Inpatient Rehab Unit and On-call coverage PCS Relocation: Not Authorized Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be available for a highly qualified candidate.
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