Seeking BC Physiatrist for an excellent VA Staff opportunity in Beautiful San Antonio, Texas
The South Texas VA Healthcare System (STVAHCS) is actively recruiting to fill Board Certified Staff Physiatrist (BE considered) to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) & be involved with education & teaching of PM&R residents in our residency program plus medical students, medicine residents & other providers. The STVAHCS is located at San Antonio is the “Flagship” for the South Texas VA Health Care System (STVAHCS), is a Joint Commission accredited, referral level 1b/high complexity, 268 bed facility serving more than 97,000 Veterans in southern Texas, including the rapidly expanding metropolitan San Antonio area. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our, state-of-the-art VA facility in the city! STVAHCS is among the VA Medical Centers and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the San Antonio Metro area.
The Physiatrist will be responsible for providing professional clinical services to Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. This position is under the direct administrative supervision of the Section Chief of Polytrauma within the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. We provide high quality Service for our Veterans by placing an emphasis on therapeutic excellence, and a multi-disciplinary approach to care. The incumbent will participate as assigned in patient care, teaching, and administrative activities of the Service. We seek a full-time board-certified/board Eligible Physiatrist preferably with interest in stroke or traumatic brain injury rehabilitation at one of five VHA Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers in San Antonio, TX. This position would primarily support outpatient services for patients with acquired brain injury, and may provide back-up coverage for inpatient services. Specialty interests such as spasticity, MSK care, or EMG can be supported. We are outfitted with state-of the-art equipment and space, EMG machines, ultrasound machines, full complement of staff and opportunity for training as well. The recruited Physiatrist will be part of the teaching faculty for our PM&R residency program. Physiatrist should be competent to perform injection techniques. The requirements for the incumbent will include teaching and preceptor responsibilities for the PM&R residency program (in affiliation with UT Health San Antonio) and participation in residency and hospital committees as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
Board Certification in Physiatry preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered
San Antonio offers big-city amenities and world-renowned attractions coupled with a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Most famously known as the home of the Alamo to include the famous River Walk, the spirit of the region expands beyond its tourist labels, offering a community rich in Spanish and Old West heritage.
The pace of life in San Antonio can be as active or as quiet as one chooses. Living in a destination city has its benefits. Families appreciate having year-round access to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio. Foodies enjoy every genre of cuisine from food trucks in downtown to the beloved Tex-Mex and barbecue fare. Theater, music and art aficionados can attend productions at the Majestic Theater and the Tobin Center or exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum. Sports fans cheer on their NBA team, the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio offers more than 50 major events and festivals throughout the year, including the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony, the Texas Folklife Festival and the famous Fiesta, a spirited 10-day salute to the Spanish heritage with numerous events citywide.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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About South Texas VA Healthcare System (STVAHCS)
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.
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