Physiatrist - Director of Rehabilitation and Extended Care
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 679168300
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. 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. Preferred Experience: Documented leadership and management skills with previous progressive administrative responsibility in the field of rehabilitation, broad health care system perspective and excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills. Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["The Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS) seeks an innovative and academically oriented physiatrist with experience in healthcare leadership to oversee clinical care, research, and education as the Director of Rehabilitation and Extended Care (REC) Integrated Clinical Community (ICC). The MVAHCS is 1a VA facility with substantial research and education programs and a close academic affiliation to the University of Minnesota. The Director of the REC ICC oversees the clinical and academic activities within several major clinical services including, but not limited to, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCID), Neurology, Community Living Center (CLC), Home and Community Care, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Caregiver Support. In addition, the Director of the REC ICC provides oversight for numerous highly specialized regional and national rehabilitation programs including a Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center and continuum of care, a SCID Center, a tertiary Pain Center and Headache Center of Excellence, and a Regional Amputation Center. The REC ICC also maintains 9 certification programs under the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Director of the REC ICC provides direct oversight to two research centers including the Minneapolis Adaptive Design and Engineering (MADE) Program, a nationally renowned program for rehabilitation research, medical product development, and commercialization and the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) with a focus on diseases of aging including dementia. Responsibilities\nThis is a senior-management position reporting directly to the Chief of Staff. The successful candidate will lead a large and diverse staff comprised of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, psychologists, rehabilitation engineers, researchers, and administrative support personnel. The Director of the REC ICC will be responsible and accountable for the overall leadership, planning, operations, and performance of the ICC including: Overseeing the provision of high-quality clinical care in all inpatient and outpatient programs. Providing administrative leadership including personnel actions, equipment and space planning, budgetary decision making, continuous improvement and conducting labor management relations. Developing, implementing, and overseeing graduate medical education. The REC ICC collaborates with the University of Minnesota to provide education for ACGME fellowships in Pain Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine, SCI Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. There are post-doctorate programs in neurologic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Psychology as well as training programs across all rehabilitation therapy disciplines. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Medicine residents participate in rotations throughout the REC program catalog. Sustaining and improving the REC ICC's research enterprise Achieving strong collaboration with other ICCs within the facility as well as across the VA Integrated Service Network (VISN, a 5-state regional network of VA facilities). Leadership Qualities: Commitment to our three-fold mission of patient care, education, and research Documented leadership and management skills with previous progressive administrative responsibility in the field of rehabilitation, broad health care system perspective and excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills Maintains effective partnerships with the interdisciplinary REC ICC leadership team Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Amount to be determined\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 0730 - 4:00PM"]
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.