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Physician (Physiatrist)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Summary

The Lebanon VAMC is seeking a Board Certified/Eligible Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with Electromyography Specialty training, to work within its Clinical Support Department.

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Responsibilities

A subspecialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation provides consultation to other physicians and direct care to patients in the broad areas of diagnostic and therapeutic testing and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Evaluates, diagnosis, treats, and manages patients with physiologic complications and deterioration resulting from musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and other disorders which impede the maximal physical, psychological, social, and occupational potential of patients.
  • Makes appropriate professional entries in the medical record, make referrals and request consultations, and provides consultations within the scope of privileges.
  • Performs Electromyography
  • Sensory nerve conducting velocity testing
  • Motor nerve conduction velocity testing
  • Tetanic stimulation
  • Performs Intramuscular neurolysis
  • Performs Orthotics evaluation and prescription
  • Performs Prosthetics evaluation and prescription
  • PerformsTherapeutic exercise prescription
  • Performs Prescription of various therapy modalities, assistive devices and home programs
  • PerformsConsultation for preventative measures to maintain optimal functional levels
  • Performs Special electric and manual wheel chair evaluation and prescription
  • Wound Care - Evaluation and non-surgical management

Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

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0602 Medical Officer

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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.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination

Qualifications

Important Notice: In addition to the bulleted items below, all current and prior federal employees (to include current facility employees) must submit their most recent SF-50 clearly displaying the Job Series, Grade and Step. Failure to submit this document will constitute the application being categorized as incomplete and therefore ineligible for referral.

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.

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: Electromyography Specialty training preferred.

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: Physical demands include repetitive body movements including the following: frequent reaching, standing, walking, and lifting of equipment and/or patients to provide patient care. This position requires extension of the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction including above or below shoulder level, during the provision of patient care, including retrieval of needed equipment, supplies and to make contact with the patient. This position requires the maintenance of an upright position to perform duties associated with patient care. This position is typically non-sedentary, and frequently involves being in the standing position. This position requires moving about accomplish tasks, such as assisting with patient ambulation and moving one patient area to the next. This position requires the raising of objects from a lower position to a higher position or the movement of objects horizontally position to position. Lifting may be done to move a patient from one location to the next, i.e.- from the exam table to the chair, and in the movement of equipment or supplies.

Note: Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to assuming clinical duties. The BLS requirement is satisfied by successfully completing an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider Course or Military Training Network (MTN). BLS courses are normally offered within 1-5 days of entry on duty. No online certifications will be accepted.

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.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Reading , Physician (Physiatrist), Other , Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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