The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) and the University of Washington (UW), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, are recruiting a Physiatrist for Rehabilitation Care Services. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal program at VAPSCHS, in collaboration with clinicians from other departments and a highly skilled rehabilitation staff, improving care and access to services both locally and regionally. In addition to these qualifications, expertise in clinical evaluation and the provision of a broad range of spine intervention procedures will be desired.
An Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor full-time (non-tenure), in the Clinician/Educator track will be offered, commensurate with experience. The clinician-educator pathway requires a strong interest and experience in the education of fellows, residents, and medical students, leading didactic courses and publishing scholarly works such as review articles/book chapters.
The qualified candidate is a PM&R physician with an MD or DO, who has completed residency training in an accredited program and has completed Board Certification by the American Board of PM&R or is eligible for Board Certification. If Board eligible, Board Certification is required at the earliest available time after meeting the necessary board requirements. Additional sub specialty board certification in pain medicine and/or sports medicine is highly desired.
This position requires an expert level of knowledge and skills in the evaluation and management of Spine and Musculoskeletal conditions. Completion of advanced fellowship training is highly desired. In addition, the ideal candidate will have accrued significant procedural experience post fellowship and will be skilled in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
We can only accept applications from candidates who are U.S. Citizens.
Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required in ANY U.S. State.
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal or Family Medicine.
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays per year with pay
10 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service