Physician (Neurology, Physiatry, Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, or Psychiatry)
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: 616067000
This vacancy is for a full time Physician (Neurology, Physiatry, Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, or Psychiatry, ) within the VA Maryland Health Care System. Your final salary will be determined as stated above, however, the salary range for each specialty is as follows: Internal Medicine: $190 to $243K Neurology: $210 to $282K Physiatry: $225 to $277K Psychiatry: $190 to $282K Rheumatology: $190 to $243K We seek clinicians and/or clinician investigators for a growing pain service. Physician applicants should be boarded or board eligible in their area of medical expertise (neurology, physiatry, rheumatology, internal medicine, psychiatry or other relevant specialty). Additional training or substantial experience in chronic pain management is preferred. Interested physicians will have research opportunities, including access to medical specialists with diverse research interests at the adjacent University of Maryland Medical Center. Major duties include, but are not limited to: The physician is expected to provide comprehensive chronic pain evaluations and treatment recommendations in formal consultations and e-consultations. S/he will provide informal recommendations via encrypted emails, TEAMS, and phone communications with providers. The physician is expected to review and determine the disposition of consultation requests. There are opportunities for the physician to develop a practice that includes joint, myofascial, and peripheral nerve injections. There are also opportunities to treat headache patients and patients with a broad range of complex medical and psychosocial comorbidities in conjunction with other pain specialists. S/he is expected to coordinate collegially with other pain staff, which include interventional pain providers, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners and nurses, to develop and implement chronic pain treatment plans. The physician is expected to order and review laboratory and other tests when appropriate. S/he will supervise trainees and assist other professionals involved in the treatment of patients with chronic pain. S/he is also expected to assist and advise providers working in other specialties at the VAMHCS and coordinate care with them. Administrative duties include interacting with mental health, primary care, and specialty providers, addressing policy implementation, and providing clinical and administrative oversight. All other duties as assigned, pertaining to this occupation, to meet the needs of the Agency, Department, Facility, and/or Service. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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; 8:00am-4:30pm
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.