This position is located in the Primary CareSpecialty Service at theTuscaloosa VA Medical Center;Tuscaloosa, AL. The Primary Care Pain Management Physician duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:.
Work 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 patients.
Responsible for developing and implementing treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses.
Develop and implement treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses.
Confers with and serves as a consultant to other clinicians,including Physiatrists
Provides various levels of care such as evaluating medical histories, completing physical exams, orders, analyzing appropriate tests and laboratory exams.
Prescribe medication and rehabilitation services.
Provides counseling to patients and families.
Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team, coordinating care with other medical and mental health care providers.
Works with the multidisciplinary team which includes, but is not limited to a Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse, and Psychologist.
Conduct the study of pain, prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of Veterans in pain.
Degree of doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or an equivalent degree.
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 a residency or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in written and spoken English
Physical requirements outlined below to include physical standards of the position described in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
This is a drug testing designated position. Employees in drug testing designated positions will be subject to random drug testing.
Fellowship trained in Pain Management.
Board eligible/certified in Anesthesiology.
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.
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.
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.
Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Light Carrying (under 15 lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 2 hours); Pushing (up to 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Kneeling (up to 1.5 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability to rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Clear speech.
References : VA Handbook 5005/, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard, dated April 2002; VA Handbook 5019, Occupational Health Services.
Conditions of Employment:
Applicants must be citizens of the United States
New appointees will be subject to a background investigation to determine suitability
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law
Newly employed federal employees may be subject to a two year probationary period.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
CV or Resume
Letter or Memo of Interest
OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment
Veterans Documentation (if applicable)
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable)