The Chief of Physical Medical and Rehabilitation serves as the Director and supervisor for clinical services and staff within the Physical Medicaland Rehabilitationsection. This section offers complex diagnostic and treatment for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and complex challenges with persistent impairment of function. The section includes inpatient rehabilitation and therapy, amputation prevention, spinal cord injury treatment, pain management services and integrative health solutions. The selectee is responsible for program oversight, supervision of staff, strategic planning, organizational execution and effectively coordinating the policies and activities related to the physical rehabilitation and treatment of patients at the Birmingham VA Medial Center.Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serves as advisor to the Chief of Staff on matters relating to pain management, cognitive rehabilitation, and overall functional improvement of patients receiving treatment within the TBI continuum.
Reviews and analyzes rehabilitation work methods and operational procedures and recommend changes based on findings.
Assists in determining the need for improvements and new initiatives in clinical care and research.
Performs a wide range of medical duties covering rehabilitation medicine; examines and assesses patients, develops and manages a comprehensive and rehabilitation program.
Assists in covering the rehabilitation needs of the Blind Rehabilitation Center.
Serves as a subject matter expert for consultation on medical management of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other associated types of care.
Plans work, set priorities and prepares schedules for the completion of work by subordinates.
Evaluates performance, provides advice, counsel, or instruction to individual employees concerning work and administrative matters.
Interacts effective and cooperatively with individuals both inside and outside of the organization.
Advises management and staff in the interpretation and application of administrative procedures. Provides instructions and assistance on applicable procedures and administrative policies to service chiefs, managers, and administrative staff at the medical center and outlying facilities.
Work Schedule: Normal Day Tour (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p. m. or 8:00 am to 4:30 pm)
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Two (2) years supervising a large, high-complexity service
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer 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.
The population of male and female veterans served ranges from the adult, age 18, to the elderly adult, age 65 and over. The VA Medical Center is a major interdisciplinary teaching facility, serving medical, surgical, and neurological inpatients and outpatients. There is a large outpatient psychiatric population, with admissions for medical co-morbidities. This position requires visual acuity (glasses permitted), keen hearing (hearing aid permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. Physical requirements of this include but are not limited to: walking (up to 2 hours), standing (up to2 hours),light lifting (under 15 pounds), moderate carrying (under 15 pounds), Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other),ability to distinguish basic colors. Transferring patients and objects may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. Use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. The incumbent may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs.
VA facilities must make reasonable accommodation for the physical or mental limitations of an applicant or employee who is a qualified person with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the department or agency.
1.Required.VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians and Dentists. Application must be signed and dated within the last 12 months. The form may be downloaded at: http://vaww.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-2850-fill_BAK.pdf. If you cannot electronically sign the form, you may print, sign and upload or fax the form per the instructions in the announcement; AND,
2. Required.Curriculum Vitae or Resume. You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed; AND,
4.Required (if applicable). Copy of most recent SF50, Notification of Personnel Action - this form is only required if you are a currentpermanentFederal employee; AND
5.Please use this checklistto make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.Please use this
checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1925915.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.