Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) An opportunity exists at the Edward Hines Jr., VA Medical Center in Hines, IL for a full-time Multidisciplinary Pain physician that will treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones joint ligaments, muscles, and tendons. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: Must have completed a special accredited fellowship in Pain Management Preferred Experience: 3-5 years Pain Management experience Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["The Hines Surgery Multidisciplinary Pain physician will treat any disability resulting from disease or injury, from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. The focus will be on the development of a comprehensive program for putting the pieces of a person's life back together after injury or disease - without surgery. The incumbent takes the time needed to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment then evaluate and diagnose neurologic, musculoskeletal, and orthopedic conditions. Evaluation may include electrodiagnostic testing and treatment may include procedures such as injections and interventional pain management. This position will design a treatment plan that can be carried out by the patients themselves or with the help of the Surgery physician's medical team. This medical team could include other physicians such as neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, as well as other health professionals such as pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nursing, speech therapists, social workers and psychologists. By coordinating and providing an appropriate multidisciplinary constructed treatment plan, the Surgery Multidisciplinary Pain physician helps patients stay as active and independent as possible. The broad medical expertise of this position allows them to treat disabling conditions throughout a person's lifetime. The physician specializing in Multidisciplinary Pain treatment, would be possessing excellent communication and multi-platform skills who will report to Surgical service lines. The Multidisciplinary Pain physician will evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses and disability and are experts in designing comprehensive patient-centered multi-treatment plans to maximize function and quality of life. The Multidisciplinary Pain physician is a medical doctor who has completed training in the medical specialty of Surgery, Medicine and/or Anesthesia. Specifically, the Multidisciplinary Pain physician has either specialized, is tenured or completed an accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine. Multidisciplinary Pain Physician Specialized Attributes: Diagnose and treats pain and performs multi- interventional pain procedures Promote delivery of evidence based healthcare Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions Provide management of acute, chronic and cancer pain, coordinates, performs interventional pain procedures Educate Veterans/families to promote self-efficacy and shared decision making; provide access to all relevant resources Instruct/train all team members to their discipline specific competencies, including team based care Develop and integrate non-pharmacological modalities into care plans Institute evidence based medication prescribing, use of pain procedures and safe opioid use (universal precautions) Implement approaches for bringing the Veteran's whole team together such as virtual pain consulting (SCAN-ECHO, e-consults, tele-health, clinical video tele-consultation and education) and for maintaining ongoing communication between team members Working in close collaboration with the Facility Pain POC, Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champion, Academic Detailing pharmacists , the Pain Management Team/Pain Clinic team members and other facility stakeholders. Emerging processes/procedures to ensure implementation and compliance with national policy related to pain management, opioid safety and risk mitigation strategies, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), management of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Create metrics to monitor pain care and outcomes at both the individual level and the population level Explain to the patient and their family medical problems and multidisciplinary pain treatment/prevention plans available Demonstrate excellent teaching and mentoring skills for resident's education Collaborate as a member of hospital committees and contribute to enhance patient access to health care; attend all required meetings. Complete all required trainings and continuing education activities Accept feedback in a professional manner Complete all medical records in a timely manner Promote research and other scholarly activities Meet all regulatory standards including Joint Commission, VHA, state and local Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm"]
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