Physician-Addiction Medicine

Hampton, Virginia
Sep 24, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service(PMRS) at the Hampton VA Medical Center. The clinical duties and responsibilities and administrative duties are carried out within the Hampton VAMC and associated CBOCs and future clinics in the Southside area. The other services in coordination of care may include primary care, surgery, medicine, mental health, social work, psychiatry, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, neurology, and pharmacy.

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- Participation in Quality Management activities
- Participates in selected committees as designated by the supervisor
- Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary
- Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility.
- Expected to be cooperative in manner with other members of the medical/dental staff to achieve the
goal or providing necessary care.
- Adheres to the policies and procedures of this hospital.
- Integral member of the PMRS Team as needed in the delivery of care for PMRS patients.
- Support and ensure compliance on the part of his/her staff support of resident/PA/NP/DO student
supervision policy, clinical reminders, completion of encounters and notes, performance measures and
indicators as required by local, VISN and national policy

Position Summary:
- Must have working knowledge of outpatient services in addiction medicine, physical medicine and
rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy, speech and language
pathology, recreational therapy, social work, psychology, compensated work therapy, and rehabilitation
nursing care.
- Knowledge of Detoxification from drugs and alcohol; treatment of drug and alcohol use disorders;
behavioral therapies and interventions to include group; administration and interpretation of
psychometric tests (objective).
- Treatment of mild/moderate mood and anxiety symptoms associated with chronic pain.
- As a staff physician and pain medicine physician the incumbent provides support to the Pain
Management program which includes training of providers within the Medical Center on various aspects
of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of addiction
medicine and pain.

- Responsibilities include providing patient care in the PMRS setting which includes the clinical outpatient
area, subacute, and the inpatient setting as needed.
- He/she provide physician services as specified in his/her clinical privileges. Services include new patient
consultation, established (follow up) visits, Medication Assisted Treatment, and credentialed pain
management procedures.
- Responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the
informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures.
- Incumbent evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, and make
recommendations for continue care as needed.
- Physicians are expected to be BLS certified.
- Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquire
CME's as required.
- Work effectively with patients, families, co-workers, and other health care professionals treating them
with respect and dignity.
- Have working knowledge of outpatient services in pain, physical medicine and rehabilitation, including
physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy, speech and language pathology, recreational
therapy, social work, psychology, compensated work therapy, and rehabilitation nursing care.
- Provide assessment physical and functional status of Veterans in the Physical Medicine and Pain clinics.
- Provide recommendations and work with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate care to provide optimal functioning, level of pain, and quality of life for Veterans.
- As a staff physician, the incumbent provides support to the Pain Management program which includes training of providers within the Medical Center on various aspects of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to pain.
- Assist with the performance of the Pain Management programs in the areas of consultation to the pain
providers through regular interdisciplinary team meetings.
- Provides patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation
needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. Incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The physician must demonstrate
the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon
age-related factors as specified on the competence assessment checklist.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday - 08:00am-4:30pm. May be required to work weekend and holidays
Recruitment Incentive: Authorized
Relocation Incentive: Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:
Physician that is Board Eligible Internal or Family Medicine and Fellowship trained in Addiction Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) or no less than 2 years clinical experience in Addiction Medicine.

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: Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), working alone, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work

If you are searching for a unique opportunity that includes an excellent federal benefits package with one of the largest healthcare networks, then the Hampton VA Medical Center, Hampton, Virginia is for you.

- VA physicians and dentists earn up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15K) in annual
physician performance pay.
- Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.
- No physician employment contracts and no significant restrictions on moonlighting.
- Regular pay increases to include biennial longevity increases, annual cost of living increases (when
signed into law), and biennial reviews of physician market pay.
- One full and unrestricted license from any U.S. state or territory is accepted at this facility.
- 49 Days paid time off per year (26 days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave, 10 paid federal
- Pension plan - vested in pension annuity after only 5 years' service.
- 401K-type plan (Thrift Savings Plan) with matching contributions.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: . If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • License
  • VA10-2850
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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