Physiatrist / Spinal Cord Injury Service Line Manager

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
February 14, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.


About the Agency

An all-service VA Medical Center in an all-season recreational getaway! Physiatristneeded in Augusta, Maine. Must-haves; unrestricted state medical license, qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.

Disabled persons and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.

Competitive salaries, generous leave package, health & life insurance benefits, and retirement benefits. Additionally, the right candidate will experience the sense of patriotism and pride associated with working with veterans. The incumbent is eligible to participate in a pension program as well as a matching Thrift Savings Plan which is similar to a 401K. Candidates with prior military experience may be able to combine their accrued military retirement credit with VA pension benefits.

Live in Augusta, or within easy commuting distance, in the mid-coast region, in the mountains, or lakeside. Safe communities with highly rated school systems. Variety of outdoors recreational destinations, near-by college and university campuses, and other cultural events are some examples of what central Maine has to offer.

VA Maine Healthcare System (formerly Togus VA Medical Center) proudly serves Maine's veterans at a main campus in Augusta or any of nine outpatient clinics. It's a modern 67 bed facility with general medical, surgical, intermediate and mental health beds, as well as 40 Skilled-Longer Stay beds, a 25-bed Dementia Unit, and a hospice unit. The oldest veterans' facility in the country (est. 1866), much of its 500+ acres is natural woodland habitat for wildlife. Living in Maine offers excellent quality of life and access to many cultural and recreational activities.

Salary to be determined by local Physician/Dentist Compensation Panel (commensurate with education, experience and qualifications). By law, U.S. Citizens will be given 1st preference but non-citizens will be considered in the absence of qualified citizens. Recruitment Incentive (or Relocation Incentive for a current VA employee) may be available.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's

promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his

widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are

America's Veterans.



Relocation expenses are not authorized

for this position.



Responsibilities include providing

patient care in the Pain Management Setting which includes the clinical

outpatient area, and the inpatient setting as needed.


He/she provide physiatry services as

specified in his/her clinical privileges.

Services include new patient

consultation; established (follow up) visits; Botox injections; Occipital nerve

blocks and sacroiliac; and joint injections and trigger points.


Responsible for providing the patient

with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed

consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures.


He/She evaluates the patient to assess

any changes in the physical status, and make recommendations for continue care

as needed.


Physiatrists are expected to be BLS



Participates in various hospital

committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquire CMEs as



Work effectively with patients,

families, co-workers, and other health care professionals treating them with

respect and dignity.


Complies with information security

policy and procedures.


Provides patient care which is

appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of

the adult and/or geriatric patient. He/she

must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate

to the age of the patients served within the Surgical Service. The physiatrist must demonstrate the

knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to

provide care based upon age-related factors as specified on the competence

assessment checklist.


This position requires a full range of physical activity, including lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, use of fingers and both hands, walking, standing, repeated bending, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. However, reasonable accomodations can be made and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Full unresitricted licensure, certification, or registration required.

Required Skills:



order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements:

Must be

proficient in written and spoken English.

    • Degree of doctor of medicineor an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine

      or osteopathic medicine.

  • Current, full andunrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State,

    Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of



VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part

II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human

Resources Office.




Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the

U.S. Department of Education. Applicants

can verify accreditation at the following website: All education claimed by applicants will be

verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements,

you will be asked to produce a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency.


Preference: When

applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the

Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy

of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your

active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service

(honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. For more information, please review the information

for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklist or visit


Your application, resume, C.V., and/or supporting

documentation will be reviewed. Please

follow all instructions carefully. Errors

or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your


Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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