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    The Physiatrist is responsible for providing professional clinical service to Veterans In the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. The ARU is a high quality In/Out patient service and places an emphasis on therapeutic excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to care. The Incumbent will participate as assigned in patient care, teaching, and administrative activities of the service. The position ensures that appropriate supervision is provided to the resident physicians and therapists.

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    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the Physiatrist include but are not limited to the following:

    • Treat patients with painful and function-limiting musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, peripheral joints, and soft tissues, such as sprain / strains, disc herniations, rheumatologic conditions, degenerative, developmental, acquired and traumatic neuromuscular conditions of the upper and lower limbs, spinal cord and brain, other post surgical conditions.
    • Prescribe therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitative modalities, Prescribes medications according to federal and state law.
    • Treat patients with amputations and prescribe prosthetics and orthotics.
    • Manages day to day activities of the Rehab service using knowledge of VHA directives, handbooks, and information letters; VISN policies and procedures; and facility policy and procedures as well as CARF Standards.
    • Manages and provides, as appropriate; education for staff, patient and family members regarding illness and/or management of care.
    • Supports and works with rehabilitation care teams consisting of staff physicians, residents, nurses, clerical staff, and other support staff to provide care that is centered on the needs of the patient and patient's family.
    • Participates in programs for the improvement of patient care services to meet changing patient care needs and or staffing levels.
    • Physiatrist should be competent to perform various clinically appropriate injection techniques (including but not limited to joint and trigger point injections), Perform and interpret electro diagnostic studies to include electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and evoked potentials.
    • Physiatrist should be comfortable managing medical needs of our inpatients and refer for tests, imaging, and consultations as appropriate. interpret other diagnostic studies that evaluate a patient's musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
    • Ensures timely response to consults sent to the Rehab Section by the appropriate staff, meeting expected guidelines.
    • Participates In all mandatory training.
    • Completes clinical reminders that are due in a timely manner.
    • Participates In required Performance Improvement programs
    • Participates In Peer Review and Quality improvement initiatives.
    • Performs chart reviews, conducts Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE), Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE).
    • Ensures he/she has completed all mandatory training and maintain BLS certifications.
    • Participates in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation teaching program, mentoring residents at different levels of training.
    • Oversees and provides resident and/or trainee supervision, as necessary and/or appropriate.
    • Completes and documents evaluations, progress notes and encounter forms, discharge summaries and other forms as required (in-patient), Maintains accurate and timely patient medical record entries in Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Also, compiles with all VHA Privacy Policy (HIPPA) requirements.


    Work Schedule: Day Shift, Monday through Friday with possible weekend (Saturday) clinic.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537661200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.