The Section Chief, Rehabilitation Technology is responsible for patient care, performance measures, and participation in clinical research in the Rehabilitation Technology Section and the Polytrauma Amputation Network Site (PANS). This section includes oversight of activities in the Assistive Technology Lab, Wheelchair Clinic and Amputee System of Care (as the Medical Director). A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate. The majority of the Rehabilitation Technology Section Chief's time is devoted to supervision, patient care, and education with the remaining time set aside for performance improvement activities and creative research to improve patient care and activities sufficient to maintain proficiency in state-of-the-art rehabilitation/medical care. Most of the work takes place at Audie L. Murphy VAMC, though some travel may be required. The Section Chief must be a demonstrably competent clinician who is certified by either the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), or the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR). He/she should have made contributions in PM&R medical care, education and research to be suitable for an academic appointment at the affiliated medical school and possess leadership skills in coordination of activities of various ancillary staff, house staff, therapists, other rehabilitation professionals, and students. The Section Chief, Rehabilitation Technology should have experience in managing and rehabilitating patients who have disorders of function across the spectrum of rehabilitation-related illnesses. Further, the Section Chief, Rehabilitation Technology should demonstrate knowledge of the role of assistive technology in PM&R (e.g. products, equipment and systems that enhance learning, working and daily living for persons with disabilities). It is expected that he/she be a full-time employee, appointed on a career basis, with the expectation that tenure will span several years. This position is eligible for telework. Leadership and understanding group dynamics is also important. Supervision of residents, medical students, physicians, prosthetists, orthotists, therapists, and wheelchair technicians is required. Additional of Assigned Duties: Reviews Rehabilitation Technology consults for medical appropriateness Participates in managing facility wide performance measures such as access and utilization Participates in accreditation meetings or surveys as needed Committee Leadership including HISA application reviews and Major Medical Committee Participates in peer reviews Maintains medical licensing and Board certification requirements Obtains resident supervisory privileges through medical school affiliate Operates computer technology/platforms such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams Supervision of (including but not limited to) Assistive Technology Lab Director and Wheelchair staff Customer Service: Responds to service concerns, completing Patient Advocate, White House or Congressional complaints Reviews service level dashboards for completion of consults, encounters, and compliance with consult scheduling Performs Rehabilitation Technology and PANS section reviews with Facility (Group Practice Management, Coding, and Data Management) Medical Director of Amputation System of Care ASOC (.5 FTE) Leads Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) process for programs under the purview of this service. Rehabilitation Technology Section: Oversight of Prosthetic Lab (ABC) Accreditation and NCOPE Prosthetic Residency Program Participates in National Meetings and work groups ? Responsible for oversight of clinical prosthetics/orthotics staff and Amputee clinic Leads local implementation of National ASOC goals Provides administrative and clinical support to Amputee clinic teams in El Paso and Valley Coastal Bend Supervises the Amputation Rehabilitation Coordinator (ARC) and clinical prosthetic staff including prosthetists, orthotists, and health techs (fitters) Oversees local implementation of the Flow 3 prosthetic management system Clinical Responds to and completes consults received for the evaluation of Rehabilitation Technology Section and PANS patients including: Performs a comprehensive, detailed, targeted, initial history and physical examination in compliance with national guideline for both inpatient and outpatient coverage. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (07:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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
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