Provider will be working with the Post-deployment Rehabilitation & Evaluation Program (PREP) to support patient care within the program in inpatient, outpatient, & virtual programming. Provider will work with screening, admissions, daily care, discharge, & post-discharge programming. Duties will include on site care of Active Duty Service Members at MacDill Air Force Base, as well as collaboration with other IETP and Intrepid National Center sites.
Learn more about this agency Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Works closely with Post-deployment Rehabilitation & Evaluation Program (PREP) Medical Director and PREP Program Manager to:
- Broad based skills in the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of acute and chronic rehabilitation conditions and be able to provide rehabilitation consultation services for these patient populations.
- Coverage of the inpatient rehabilitation unit although not a primary requirement may also be necessary on an intermittent basis.
- Interest and skills in the education of residents, fellows, medical students and other health care trainees is a requirement, as the supervision of residents is a major duty of this position.
- Supervise mid-level provider ARNP's, PA's and residents in accordance with Hospital Policies and guidelines of the ACGME for Resident Supervision.
- Provide expert level clinical care in PM&R specific evaluations, diagnoses and treatment including using telehealth modalities.
- Utilize effective communication skills at all levels to enhance team functioning, patient care coordination, and leadership.
- Provide clinical care for all general rehabilitation populations.
- Provide consultation to professional staff within JAHVAH and community providers concerning clinical assessment findings and appropriate patient treatment plans.
- Develop, implement and document the PM&R treatment plan for an assigned caseload of patients, including prompt completion of clinical reminders.
- Functions independently as a member of the James A. Haley Medical Staff, with full clinical privileges.
- Assumes complete professional responsibility for his/her clinical assessment findings, patient care decisions and documentation.
- Implement the strategic plan to accomplish the goals of the Intensive Evaluation & Treatment Program (IETP) national initiative.
- Provide leadership in the development of team processes of the PREP program.
- Follow systems in place to monitor the effectiveness of the PREP clinical program through quality improvement processes and ongoing program evaluation.
- Assists in meeting measures and standards for accreditation such as CARF and The Joint Commission.
- Complies with national and local performance measures, including timely health care screenings and completion of clinical reminders for all patients.
- Liaisons with other health care programs, if necessary, to effectively coordinate service or patient care.
- Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings held by the Service Line Director, or designee.
- Adheres to operational policies and procedures for assigned program and JAHVAH, while staying abreast of current VA, VISN and Medical policies and procedures.
- Complies with PM&RS peer review procedures.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Eligible
*See "Additional Information" section below for more details.Financial Disclosure Report:
Not Required Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
No Promotion Potential
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
- All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
- Board Certified or Eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification is Preferred but not Mandatory.
- 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.
- Board Certified or Eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
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: The physical demands of the work are generally minor. The work is primarily sedentary (4-6 hrs.) although, there is some walking, bending, and some extended periods of standing (4 hrs.).
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.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA, pending funding and approval. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VISN 8 Compensation Center of Excellence at VISN8CCOE@va.gov
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.
Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process