Atlanta VA Health Care System is actively recruiting for a full time staff Physiatrist. This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC)/ (VISN 7), and Chief of Staff, Geriatric and Extended Care & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service Line (PM&R). Major Duties and Responsibilities include: - Provide outpatient medical management of neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal trauma, acute and chronic pain, deformity or amputation, cardiac or pulmonary disease, or other disabling conditions. - Assess characteristics of patients' pain such as intensity, location, and duration using standardized clinical measures. - Examine patients to assess mobility, strength, communication, or cognition as this relates to their impairment and disability. - Diagnose or treat movement-related conditions such as mechanical or sports related or repetitive motion injuries. - Capable of performing pain management interventions such as joint/bursae injections, trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and other injections with and without ultrasound guidance. - Capable of performing a wide array of spinal procedures including epidural injections (transforaminal and intralaminar), selective nerve root blocks, facet injections, radiofrequency ablation procedures, and caudal injections. - Performing testing including nerve conduction studies and electromyography. - Monitor effectiveness of pain management interventions such as medications, neuro-stimulator devices, and spinal and other types of injections. - Consults with hospital physicians and primary physician regarding a patient's need for hospital admission or ER evaluation.- Maintains complete, timely and legible medical records.- Meets or exceeds productivity goals in regard to patient visits. - Participates in physician's QA program if requested and available Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:am - 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 589477600
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.