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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Pain Management in Leavenworth, Kansas

Summary

Embark on a career opportunity as the Pain Clinic Physiatrist in a newly formed non-interventional pain clinic at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center (35 minutes from downtown Kansas City. The "Recovery Model of Rehabilitation and Pain Management" is a Foundational Service at the VA, and this new clinic is primed to facilitate functional recovery of persons suffering chronic pain.

Responsibilities

Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. The Education Debt Reduction programs offers eligible applicants up to $200,000 (tax free!) for reimbursement of qualifying educational loans. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. This position is responsible for working with patients to evaluate causes of pain and work with a multidisciplinary team to address management. This clinic will also include a pain psychologist/program manager, advanced practice NP or PA, and clinic RN. An interventional pain physician, aligned in the Surgery service line, will also collaborate with the non-interventional clinic described herein. Along with clinical practice in pain management, this position may also include musculoskeletal and other areas of PM&R practice in cooperation with other physiatry colleagues. This position is responsible for working with patients to evaluate causes of pain and work with a multidisciplinary team to address management. This clinic will also include a pain psychologist/program manager, advanced practice NP or PA, and clinic RN. An interventional pain physician, aligned in the Surgery service line, will also collaborate with the non-interventional clinic described herein. Along with clinical practice in pain management, this position may also include musculoskeletal and other areas of PM&R practice in cooperation with other physiatry colleagues. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.

Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. 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. Completion of 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: Prior noninterventional pain management experience strongly preferred. Board Certification in PM&R. 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: Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).

Education

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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