This position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at theOrlando VA Medical Center;Orlando, FL. The Primary Care Pain Management Physician will collaborate within a comprehensive multi-disciplinary pain team to provide whole person care for Veterans with chronic pain. Expected competencies include diagnosis and treatment of patient with acute and chronic pain and related co-morbidities as well as management of opioid prescriptions and adjuvant medications for patients involved in the chronic pain management program. Highly preferred competencies include medical acupuncture, osteopathic manipulative therapy, and basic outpatient procedures such as joint and trigger point injections. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working on a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, clinical pharmacists, physical therapists, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of our patients.
Developing and implementing treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses.
Conferring with and serving as a consultant to other clinicians.
Providing various levels of care such as evaluating medical histories, completing physical exams, orders, analyzing appropriate tests and laboratory exams.
Prescribing medication and rehabilitation services.
Providing counseling to patients and families.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with rotating tours of duty as needed.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.
Citizenship. Must be a citizen or National of the United States.
Education. Must possess adegree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure. Must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency. Must have completed 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.
English Proficiency. Must be proficient in both the spoken and written English language. Required by 38 U.S.C. 7402 (d) and 7407(d).
Fellowship Training (highly preferred). Completion of a fellowship in Pain Management.
Board Certification (highly preferred). Board certified or eligible in Pain Management.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience in Chronic Pain Management
Highly preferred competencies include medical acupuncture, osteopathic manipulative therapy, and basic outpatient procedures such as joint and trigger point injections.
Computer skills are essential asthe Orlando VAMC is fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults.
Possesses a strong work ethic, superb integrity, kindness and empathy, and who enjoys working with acollaborative group.
Must be an excellent communicator and team player who is adaptable to the needs of a rapidly growing program.
Experience in treating substance use disorders/addiction.
After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position. Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
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.
National Service Experience. 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulatinga diagnosis and treatment plan and educating residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours)and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Resume or CV: For each job/position listed, you must include a job title, detailed duties, month and year for each start/end date and if full-time or part-time status with the number of hours worked each week.
Copy of your current, active medical license
SF-50: If you are a current VA/Federal employee, submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Showing title, grade, and step).
Online Assessment Questionnaire (Occupational Questionnaire). Click "Apply Online" and follow the prompts to complete this questionnaire (If you are unable to complete this online follow directions on faxing in your application)
Note: The following documents are highly preferred.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1868763. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.