The Staff Chiropractor is a member of the multi-disciplinary whole health clinical team and integrated clinical practice residency faculty. Works collaboratively with whole health clinical team and reports to the chiropractic supervisor and whole health system clinical director and all other relevant services in providing effective and timely chiropractic comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for patients with orthopedic, musculoskeletal and/or neuromuscular problems. Chiropractors utilize standard medical evaluation procedures along with biomechanical assessment to establish a diagnosis and formulate a management plan. They consult with other health care providers and refer patients in accordance with accepted medical indications. Chiropractic treatment includes a number of options such as patient education, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle recommendations, and other interventions such as joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, and physical modalities. Chiropractors may also be trained and licensed to deliver a number of interventions currently classified as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies such as acupuncture, biologically based preparations, and mind-body therapies. At the discretion of the Chief of Staff, clinical privileges may be granted based on the individual's documented education, competence, and experience. The minimum practice privileges for which the chiropractor is authorized include but not limited to: Performing patient history and physical examination. Ordering imaging, laboratory or other diagnostic studies as appropriate. Establishing diagnosis and treatment plan. Providing patient instruction and recommendations pertaining to hygiene, nutrition, exercise, sanitary measures, lifestyle changes, stress reduction, and modifications of ergonomic factors. Performing standard manual procedures consistent with chiropractic care as commonly contained in the core curriculum of Council on Chiropractic Education- accredited chiropractic colleges. Providing other Complementary and integrative health approaches, consistent with individual training and licensure, and facility needs. Making referrals to other clinicians including medical, surgical and behavioral health specialties, and other providers such as physical therapists and occupational therapists. Performing inpatient and outpatient musculoskeletal and neuromuscular diagnoses and treatments that emphasize function, rehabilitation, and injury prevention as well as patient wellness. Completing encounters, closing out chiropractic consults and assuring that CPRS documentation is also completed in timely manner following facility policy and procedures. Exhibiting leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and research study findings. Keeping update on Chiropractic treatment developments in the management and treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and/or neuro-musculoskeletal problems through both, informal and formal continuing education. Collaborating and providing oversight for students, residents, and fellows that may shadow or rotate through whole health clinical system. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required Salary range: VP-11 $65,597-$85,281 per annum VP-12 $78,624-$102,215 per annum VP-13 $93,494-$121,543 per annum VP-14 $110,482-$143,624 per annum VP-15 $129,956-$168,943 per annum
Internal Number: 599224900
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.