This position is located at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center (Albany, NY), a Dean's Committee VA. The Pain Management Program Director provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the Pain Management Program. Responsibilities include overall administrative oversight including quality assurance for the Pain Management Program, to include its impact on the research within the Medical Center. The individual will also participate in clinical care within his or her specialty. The Pain Management Program Director is administratively responsible to the Chief of Diagnostics and Therapeutics (D&T) and clinically responsible to the service Chief of their specialty, including but not limited to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation anesthesiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Radiology. The incumbent must be board certified in their specialty and the appropriate subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine through the American Board Medical Specialties. The position requires the pain medicine physician to provide direction, oversight, and leadership to the Comprehensive Pain Care Division of the Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and PDMP program office (PMOP). The incumbent will assist in clinical, educational, research, and administrative aspects of clinical care to the field. In addition, the position requires working knowledge of interventional pain management techniques, acute pain care, and chronic pain care. Further, the incumbent directs, plans, assists, and collaborates with all members of the PMOP program office to ensure appropriate and safe pain care for service members and veterans cared for at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Duties include but limited to: Functions independently as a member of the Medical Staff with full clinical privileges. Assumes complete professional responsibility for clinical assessments, patient-care decisions and documentation. Provides supervision of all aspects of the comprehensive multidisciplinary Pain Management program and staff. Complies with local and national performance standards for Pain Management Administers the facility's Pain Management programs, including operating workgroups and subcommittees. This encompasses expansion and submission of research proposals, accreditation maintenance, and resource and financial management of approved Pain Management funds and non-VA monies. - Ensures that all programs within the clinical services are in compliance Pain Management policies with the applicable JCAHO, NCQA, AALAC, FDA, ORO and other accreditation standards. Collaborates with Quality Management on quality assurance and performance improvement activities for all programs with the Service Line. - Serves as the Medical Center's liaison to headquarters' Office of Pain Management to include submission of proposals, reports and correspondence pertinent to the Pain Management programs function and serving on special task forces or as contract supervisor when assigned. - Integrates the work of the Pain Management Program with other services in an atmosphere conducive to the delivery of quality and efficient health care. - Qualifies for and maintains a faculty appointment at Albany Medical College. - Other duties as assigned. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment):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, ward 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. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8am - 4:30pm
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