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Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service
City:Boston
State:MA
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Opportunity Description:

VA BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (VABHS)

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION SERVICE

Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service

The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is seeking a Board Certified full-time Physiatrist whose primary responsibility will be to organize and direct the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) of this multi-campus institution including a 5-bed CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation program.  The VABHS is an academic medical center affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Tufts University School of Medicine. The Chief of PM&RS will hold an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and a clinical appointment at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  Unrestricted licensure (in any state) is required and you must be a US citizen.

PM&RS offers a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation across the continuum of inpatient and outpatient care.  In addition to running extensive outpatient clinics and an inpatient unit, PM&RS provides support to patients with neurological disorders, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and dysfunction, orthopedic disorders, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, blindness, and complex medical and psychiatric disorders. 

The program is fully staffed at over 73 full and part-time staff, comprising staff physiatrists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a residency training program affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine.  VA Boston is one of the largest training sites amongst VA medical centers and as a result, you will have the opportunity to be involved with a large number of medical students, PA students, and fellows. The development of a research program funded by the VA and/or NIH is strongly encouraged. 

VABHS is the major tertiary referral center for Veterans from throughout New England.  VABHS provides the full spectrum of inpatient, residential, and outpatient medical-surgical and mental health services across three major campuses (Brockton, West Roxbury, & Jamaica Plain), five community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), and several residential rehabilitation facilities. VABHS is the largest recipient of VA research funds in the nation and ranks among the top VA facilities in total research funding.

Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits include 26 vacation days, 13 sick days/accumulates without limit, 10 paid holidays, generous retirement package including 401K plan with employer matching contributions, employer provided malpractice insurance, and multiple health and life insurance options. 

Recruitment/Relocation incentives will be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

VABHS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to:   Don.Rainwater@va.gov

Practice Type: Employee, Academic
Available Date:
Vacation (weeks/details):5 week PTO, 13 Sick Days, 10 Paid Holidays Malpractice:Paid, including Tail
Other benefits:
Generous package including health, dental, pension, 401K and more!
Facility Description:

VA Boston Healthcare System's consolidated facility consists of the Jamaica Plain campus, located in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Community; the West Roxbury campus, located on the Dedham line; and the Brockton campus, located 20 miles south of Boston in the City of Brockton.

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facilities in Brockton, Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, we offer services in four community based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

 - Boston (Causeway Street), Massachusetts
 - Framingham, Massachusetts 
 - Lowell, Massachusetts
 - Plymouth, Massachusetts  - 
 - Quincy, Massachusetts

Mission

VA Boston Healthcare System exists to serve the veteran through the delivery of timely quality care by staff who demonstrate outstanding customer service, the advancement of health care through research, and the education of tomorrow's health care providers.

Vision
VA Boston Healthcare System will be recognized locally, regionally, and nationally as a leader in quality patient care, positive customer service, medical/allied health education, health-related research, and employment opportunities.

Key Business Drivers
Our key business drivers are quality, financial integrity, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.

Values

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them.

Community Description:

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999.  The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015,  making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States.  The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.7 million people in 2014 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country.  Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest as such in the United States.

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture.  Through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the original peninsula. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year.  Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public school, Boston Latin School (1635), first subway system, the Tremont Street Subway (1897), and first public park, Boston Common (1634).

The area's many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship with nearly 2,000 startups.  Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities.  Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment.  The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston

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