Physician (Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
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February 18, 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.

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1026587

VACANCY WAS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUCED.APPLICANTS WHOPREVIOUSLY APPLIED SHOULD RE-APPLY FOR CONSIDERATION.

First review of application submissions will occur on February 18, 2014 and every 30 days therafter uniti position is filled.

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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determing the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

PLEASE READ THISENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING ON LINE !!

**Salary will be determined based on education and experience and will be determined by The Professional Standards Board.**

*Primary Duty location will be either Nashville, TNor Murfreesboro, TN Campus of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System* Location will be determined with job offer.

 

External applicants (not an employee of Tennessee Valley Healthcare System), to be considered for this job you must submit Application forPhysician, Dentists,Podiatrists, and Optometrists(VA form 10-2850) and the Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306). If we do not receive these two forms, you will have an incomplete application and will not be considered.

****PLEASE NOTE: NEW FORM OF-306 EFFECTIVE 6/2012. YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE THIS FORM IN YOUR APPLICATION MANAGER. PLEASE SEE LINK IN THE INSTRUCTION ON FORMS REQUIRED.****

DUTIES:

A recruiment bonus may be authorizedupon the selection of ahighly qualified candidate.

 

The Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) at the VA Tennessee Valley Health care System (TVHS) is the senior management official responsible for all areas of PM&RS including clinical, administrative, education and research. The Chief, PM&RS is directly responsible to the Chief of Staff and directly supervises the PM&RS physicians, and either directly or indirectly supervises staff therapists, ancillary health care providers and administrative support staff assigned or matrixed to PM&RS.

The Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service will be responsible for the following:

Planning, developing, coordinating, directing and evaluating the operational aspects of a large and complex physical medicine rehabilitation program across multiple sites, i.e. VA medical centers, VA staffed outpatient clinics and contract clinics serving Middle Tennessee and North Georgia. Direct patient care and consultation is provided in support of primary care clinics, acute medicine, surgery and psychiatry units, nursing home units, long-term psychiatric units, rehabilitation clinics and units, hospice, chronic ventilator unit and skilled nursing beds.

  • Developing and maintaining PM&RS programs inclusive of professional, peer review, organizational improvement, continuing education, scope of practice, clinical privileging, and other quality and process improvement activities. This includes meeting annual Performance Measures and Monitors as identified by VHA, VISN and at facility-level. The incumbent responsibilities will include providing direct patient care within their area of clinical expertise.
  • Ensuring that quality and quantity of health care delivered to veterans within the program meets current community, state, and federal standards, including VHA, JCAHO and CARF as applicable.
  • Facilitating research and ensuring that local research initiatives in rehabilitation service and technologies are congruent with the needs of the veteran population, e.g., encouraging research on ways to minimize use of restraints or adaptive or prosthetic devices. The Chief, PM&RS should understand VA, NII-1 and other research funding mechanisms so as to foster support for research initiatives either within the PM&RS or in conjunction with the GRECC.
  • Day to day coordination and facilitation of functions of all services, professional and administrative, that interface with the PM&RS and maintaining active and effective communication with the Chief of Staff, GRECC Director, academic affiliates, peers, subordinates and support services to ensure that VHA, VISN and local needs are addressed promptly and effectively.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.

Required Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Approved schools are:

    1. Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
    1. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
    1. Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

Licensure and Registration.Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The physician must maintain current registrationin the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. The facility Director may waive this licensure requirement if the physician is to serve in a country other than the United States and the physician has a license in that country.

English Language Proficiency.Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

NOTE: Wearing of a respirator may be required at times in the performance of the duties of this position. As a result, employees assigned to these duties cannot have facial hair or any condition that interferes with the face-to-face piece seal or valve function of the respirator.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. ***If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.***

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.

Additional Preferred Requirements:

  • Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and ACLS Certified
  • Customer Service -highly skilled in interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Must demonstrate administrative and leadership skills and be eligible to be clinically privileged in a medicine discipline.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

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.

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