Job ID: 289531009  |  Last Updated: 6/13/2018

Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service

VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston, MA
Applicant Contact
Don Rainwater

(413) 582-3119
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

POSITION: Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service

The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is seeking a board-certified, full-time physiatrist to serve as chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PM&RS) of this multi-campus institution. VABHS is an academic medical center affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Tufts University School of Medicine. A primary faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with academic qualifications and accomplishments. Secondary appointments at Tufts and BUSM will be provided as required. Unrestricted licensure in any state and US citizenship are required.

PM&RS offers a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation across the continuum of inpatient and outpatient care. Through extensive outpatient clinics and a CARF-accredited 5-bed 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 VABHS PM&R program is fully staffed at over 73 full-time and part-time staff, comprising staff physiatrists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a residency training program affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine. VABHS hosts more than 3000 trainees annually, and there are opportunities to educate medical students, PA students, residents, and fellows. Expansion of research in PM&R 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 nations largest recipient of VA research funds 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, 10 paid holidays, and 13 sick days annually, a 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 considered 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, National Healthcare Recruitment Consult for VA New England Healthcare System at Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.

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