Major Duties: The Chief of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation serves as supervisor for clinical services and staff within the Physical Medicineand Rehabilitationsection. The section includes inpatient rehabilitation and therapy, amputation prevention, pain management services and integrative health solutions and Audiology. The Physician is a Board Certified/eligible Physiatrist physician (either MD or DO) with AMA OR AOA approved residency training in PM&R. The selectee is responsible for program oversight, supervision of staff, strategic planning, organizational execution and effectively coordinating the policies and activities related to the physical rehabilitation and treatment of patients at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center.Duties include approximately 40% administrative and 60% direct patient care. Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serves as advisor to the Chief of Staff on matters relating to pain management, cognitive rehabilitation, and overall functional improvement of patients.
Reviews and analyzes rehabilitation work methods and operational procedures and recommend changes based on findings.
Assists in determining the need for improvements and new initiatives in clinical care and research.
Performs a wide range of medical duties covering rehabilitation medicine; examines and assesses patients, develops and manages a comprehensive and rehabilitation program.
Serves as a subject matter expert for consultation on medical management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other associated types of care.
Plans work, set priorities and prepares schedules for the completion of work by subordinates.
Evaluates performance, provides advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees concerning work and administrative matters.
Interacts effective and cooperatively with individuals both inside and outside of the organization.
Advises management and staff in the interpretation and application of administrative procedures.
Provides instructions and assistance on applicable procedures and administrative policies to service chiefs, managers, and administrative staff at the medical center and outlying facilities.
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
* Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
* Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
* For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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 registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE:VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
* Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
* Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians 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).
Two (2) years supervising/management experience in PM&RS
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard.This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Some lifting (35 lbs. and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); repeated bending (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordinator simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16 "; hearing (aid permitted).
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1973421.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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