This is an Open Continuous Announcement for a Chiropractor for the Wilkes Barre VAMC. Major Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Patient Care: Chiropractors are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, & effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, & care at the end of life. Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Chiropractors are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established & evolving evidenced based practices, & the application of their knowledge to patient care & the education of others. The Chiropractor will function within their approved scope of practice as defined by the licensing board for their license. Clinical Judgment: To ensure evidenced based learning & improvement, chiropractors are expected to be able to use scientific evidenced based practice & methods to investigate, evaluate, & improve patient care. Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Chiropractors are expected to demonstrate interpersonal & communication skills that enable them to establish & maintain professional relationships with patients, families, & other members of the health care team. Professionalism: Chiropractors are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, & understanding & sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients & their profession. Systems-Based Practice: Chiropractors are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, & the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care. Telehealth: Chiropractors are expected to provide telehealth services to appropriate patients, through means of Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT), VA Video Connect (VVC), & other telehealth means approved by VA. Additionally, return phone calls & contact patients as necessary. Provide individualized evaluation and treatment: The chiropractor will utilize standard medical evaluation procedures and chiropractic evaluation to evaluate and develop a chiropractic treatment plan. The chiropractor shall incorporate the various evidenced based treatment techniques. The chiropractor will collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, including PM&RS to ensure the whole health approach to patient centered care. The chiropractor will complete evaluations, re-evaluations, plan of care, treatments, & discharges. Provide group chiropractic care: The chiropractor may provide group chiropractic care, as determined, to be medically indicated & appropriate. Complete clinical notes in electronic health record system: The chiropractor shall document & code information for billing related to patient care in the VA's electronic health care record on a timely basis following VHA policies. Maintain trainings & attend required meetings: The chiropractor shall maintain up-to-date VHA & professional trainings. Required meetings must be attended, or representative will attend if patient care emergency arises. Additionally, attends patient / family meetings, committee meetings, & interdisciplinary meetings as assigned/ directed. The Chiropractor is responsible for individual professional development, attends evidenced based clinical educational courses to assure continued competency by establishing, maintaining, & updating professional performance, knowledge, & skills to promote a progressive treatment environment. Administration: The chiropractor will review referrals, screen for appropriateness of care, & direct Veterans to other services when necessary. The chiropractor is the subject matter expert on chiropractic services & will provide guidance when requested regarding purchased care. Knowledge of complex issues surrounding the delivery of care as it relates to chiropractic services, such as evidenced base practice & cost effectiveness. Chiropractors will collaborate directly with Acupuncturist & other Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service staff as indicated. Other: Chiropractors are expected to complete other duties as assigned. Appointment type: Multiple Appointment Types - Permanent and Temporary Appointments may be available. Work schedule: Multiple Schedules - Full-Time, Part-Time and/or Intermittent schedules may be available. A variety of work schedules are available; Work schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected to work rotating weekends and holidays. Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a Base-Line Salary range for a Chiropractor on a full-time work schedule. A professional standards board will determine grade/step and salary of the selected applicant, which may fall anywhere in the provided range. Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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.