The Lebanon VA Medical Center is seeking a highly qualified pain management physician who will be responsible for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain, including palliative care patients pain, postoperative pain, neuropathic pains or headaches. Also providing clinical supervision for health care professionals such as NP's, PA's and other pain clinic staff. Serving as the clinic leader of the Pain program at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and its surrounding satellite clinics. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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) 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 Duties include, but are not limited to performing: The physician is organizationally and administratively responsible for the managing of patients suffering from acute or chronic pain, or pain in patients requiring palliative care, postoperative pain or conditions in which pain is a primary problem such as neuropathic pains or headaches. Physician also will provide clinical supervision for health care professionals such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other pain clinic staff as well as serving as clinic leader of the Pain program at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and its surrounding satellite clinics. Examinations and evaluation may be conducted for the purpose of: . Initial and subsequent follow up of pain management patients. . Performance of history and physical examination . Behavioral modification and feedback techniques . Chemical neuromuscular denervation (e.g., Botox injection) . Diagnosis and treatment of chronic and cancer related pain . Epidural and intrathecal medication management . Fluoroscopically guided facet blocks . Infusion pump management and refills . Injection of joint and bursa, including sacroiliac, hip, knee, and shoulder joint injections . Management of chronic headache . Modality therapy and physical therapy . Recognition and management of therapies, side effects, and complications of pharmacologic agents used in the management of pain . Rehabilitative and restorative therapy . Stress management and relation techniques . Superficial electrical stimulation techniques (e.g., transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation) . An X-waiver will be required for employment . Competent in the management of individuals with a broad range of clinical problems, including acute and chronic pain but not limited to substance use disorders, associated psychiatric conditions such as mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related conditions in the elderly Veteran population. . Must be competent in the management of the opioid and non-opioid treatment modalities and prescribing with use of the state prescription monitoring system. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is expected to be Monday - Friday , 8:00am - 4:30pm; however, other tours including nights/weekends may be necessary should Veteran needs arise.
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.