This position will work at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System St. Cloud, MN facility as a Pain Consultant and Compensation* Pension examiner. They will be responsible for developing and implementing treatment recommendations for a wide range of pain syndrome diagnoses. The pain physician confers with and serves as a consultant to other clinicians including Physiatrists, and provides various levels of care, such as evaluating medical histories, completing physical exams, orders, analyzing appropriate tests and laboratory exams; prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitation services, counseling patients and families, collaborating with a multidisciplinary team and coordinating care with other medical and mental health care providers.
Performing history and physical examinations, orders and evaluates appropriate diagnostic studies, and acts within the guidelines and quality indicators set forth by the VA Central Office of Disability and Medical Assessment (DMA). Performs Compensation and Pension examinations for all claimed medical conditions except those limited to specialists; writes medical opinions to provide very specific information to ensure proper evaluation of the claimed disability by non-medical adjudicating officials of the Veterans Benefits Administration and courts; Generates Compensation and Pension exam reports; and functions as a resource person to other examiners.
Board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or Pain Management.
Work Schedule: Administrative Days, 8am-4:30pmBasic Requirements:
- 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.
Preferred Experience: Citizen of the United States or a noncitizen who has been accorded permanent resident alien status in the United States; must have a 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: (1) schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory or Commonwealth Ii.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted license; full, active and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or in the District of Columbia; board certified/board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice, or Pain Managementpreferred; must be proficient in spoken and written English.
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.
Physical Requirements: Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical.
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NOTE: You must use your full legal name when completing all documents
A complete VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, and Optometrists
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. Copy of current licensure
4. A copy of your most recent SF-50B "Notification of Personnel Action" (if a federal employee)
5. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, indicating your Character of Service (if applicable)
6. Documentation of Service-Connected disability: Service-Connected disability letter and SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (if applicable) http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf
7. Documentation of eligibility to be considered as surplus or displaced federal employee (if applicable)
Forms can also be found at: http://www.stcloud.va.gov/careers/index.asp
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 1882520.
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.