The Edward J. Hines Jr. VA Medical Center, Hines, IL, is a level 1A facility with consults and referrals from VISN Medical Centers and outpatient clinics. They are seeking a full-time Pain Management Internal Medicine physician with strong academic and research credentials to join their team. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Responsible for all functions which fall under the scope of care of a Pain Management Provider. These include predominantly clinical and administrative management, either directly or through delegated authority of the following: Initial patient evaluation Management of acute and chronic medical conditions in an outpatient setting: Follow up care post treatment Consultation with other services as needed Optimizing patient safety and quality Serve on the Interdisciplinary Pain Care Committee representing PACT. Function as a Pain and Opioid Safety subject matter expert (SME) during PACT case presentations and staff meetings Assist in compiling VISN, facility, site and community pain resources that can assist PACT pain care management. Work closely with Primary Care, pain specialty and facility leadership to facilitate roadmap implementation. Serve as a liaison to PACT for information around national initiatives and tools (Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train the Trainer [SCOUTT] initiative, CARA mandates, opioid safety, facility pain teams) Establish meaningful relationships with pain clinic leader and staff to develop shared goals of the multidisciplinary pain team Be an enthusiastic leader/champion who helps guide pain roadmap implementation for PACTs. Advocate for proper pain management and encourage each PACT in their facility to advance in their individual journey to optimize Whole Health oriented pain care for each Veteran. Work in conjunction with Primary Care and Pain Specialty leadership, participating in the review and modification of policies and procedures that impact pain management. Modification of care coordination agreements Implementation of national and local initiatives Provides direct patient care as a primary care provider in the outpatient clinics Provides pain education to PACT providers Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure: N/A
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.