Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Preferred Experience: Board certification or possess equivalent training and experience. Pain Medicine Rehabilitation Pain Management Experience Active DEA and State Substance License 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: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019. ["VA Illiana Health Care System is currently seeking a full-time Physician for Pain Management services in Danville, IL. The pain service provides consultation and treatment services for the management of acute, chronic, cancer and non-cancer pain. The Pain physician will order and follow up on the patients that are on chronic pain medication, therefore experience in prescribing Buprenorphine and suboxone for pain is required. The Pain physician's responsibility will be working, attending meetings and monitoring all the guidelines setup by the VISN for Illiana Health care system. The pain physician is a board eligible/board certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation or internal medicine. Applicants should have expertise in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of routine and complex musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders. The pain physician will provide care for patients in a variety of settings including outpatient Ambulatory Care in Danville and CBOCs. Experience in managing patients at the acute and sub-acute levels is required. S/he will manage patients in the outpatient Ambulatory Clinic and provide consultative services, manage patients requiring palliative care, postoperative pain or conditions in which pain is a primary problem such as neuropathic pains or headaches. The position also includes providing support to consultations.Examinations and evaluation may be conducted for the purpose of initial and subsequent follow up of pain management patients, performance of history and physical examination, behavioral modification and feedback techniques, Chemical neuromuscular denervation (e.g., Botox injection), diagnosis and treatment of chronic and cancer related pain, epidural and intrathecal medication management, fluoroscopically guided facet blocks, injection of joint and bursa, including sacroiliac, hip, knee, and shoulder joint injections, management of chronic headache, modality therapy and physical therapy, recognition and management of therapies, side effects, and complications of pharmacologic agents used in the management of pain, rehabilitative and restorative therapy, stress management and relation techniques, spinal injections, including epidural injections and trigger point injection.The pain physician needs to be an active member of medical staff meetings and peer review. The pain physician's conduct should be professional and ethical, pain physician will demonstrate sound communication skills with patients, staff, and colleagues. Work Schedule: Full Time Monday- Friday 745-415 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): APPROVED Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure"]
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