This position is for a licensed Chiropractor in the Geriatrics and Extended Care. The incumbent will be required to develop collaborative relationships with physiatry, allied health professionals, primary care, pain medicine, neurology and other services. The function of this position is to develop and implement chiropractic care services for Veterans within VA Illiana Health Care System. 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. Education: Degree of doctor of chiropractic, or its equivalent, resulting from a course of education in chiropractic. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools or colleges approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are: United States schools or colleges of chiropractic listed as accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, at http://www.cce-usa.org/, or equivalent agency, in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed. Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. Licensure or Registration: Doctor of Chiropractic (Except Residents). Current, full and unrestricted license to practice chiropractic in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The facility Director may waive this requirement if the doctor of chiropractic is to serve in a country other than the United States and the doctor of chiropractic has licensure in that country. OR Residents. Licensure in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia before completion of the first year of a VA residency. Unlicensed residents must meet any registration or other equivalent requirements established for chiropractic residents of non-VA facilities or chiropractic clinics with which the VA facility is affiliated for training purposes during the first year of VA residency. Grade Determinations: Associate Grade: None beyond the basic requirements. Full Grade: Two years of full-time chiropractic practice or its equivalent. One year of full-time post-graduate residency specialty training from a chiropractic school or college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, or equivalent agency approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, is acceptable in lieu of the 2 years of practice. Candidate must have demonstrated the professional competence and performance necessary to provide independently the full range of clinical diagnosis and chiropractic treatment for the most prevalent neuro-musculoskeletal conditions including subluxation complex. Intermediate Grade: A doctor of chiropractic at the Intermediate grade meets the requirements for Full grade and the requirements in subparagraphs 3c(1) and (2): A total of 4 years of chiropractic practice or its equivalent. Acceptable in lieu of 4 years of practice is completion of a 3-year full-time post-graduate residency program from an accredited U.S. chiropractic college, as evidenced by documentation of completion (e.g., transcript), which renders the doctor of chiropractic eligible for certification by a specialty board recognized by the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractors' Association, or the American Board of Chiropractic Specialties to obtain Diplomate status. Demonstrates a high level of professional attainment. Examples of such attainment are: (a) Is a recognized expert in dealing with a variety of unusually difficult chiropractic cases which are referred by other facilities for resolution and recommended courses of action to provide for maximum rehabilitation. Typically, in this capacity serves as a consultant to doctors of chiropractic or other professionals in other health care facilities. (b) Has assumed responsibility for a multi-faceted chiropractic program including clinical research and/or training requiring a high degree of competence and skill in developing innovative, new and advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques. Typically, the program is in an educationally affiliated health care facility having a chiropractic training program of moderate scope involving liaison with other medical services and affiliated schools. (c) Played a significant part in the conduct of research in a problem area of considerable scope and complexity that required novel approaches and which resulted in answers to important questions or important changes in existing methods and techniques. Publications authored by the doctor of chiropractic are of considerable value to others in the individual's field. Typically, overall contributions are recognized by serving on important committees or other bodies in the profession. (d) Has full responsibility for carrying out a chiropractic training program of significant size in which the doctor of chiropractic is responsible for maintaining liaison with the affiliated school and other educational institutions and professional or scientific organizations. The individual has displayed innovative approaches in development of curriculum and course content and in expanding and improving the educational program. Preferred Experience: 3 + years related to the position References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/7, Part II, Appendix G-16 Doctor of Chiropractic Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: The Chiropractor should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Office duties are generally sedentary in nature but will require occasional travel. Physical activity involves potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling, pushing, and sitting at a keyboard and carrying light items such as papers, books or other supplies. Transferring patients and objects may be required., The incumbent uses a computer and standard office equipment. Applicant may at times be exposed to stressful situations with Veterans. ["Major Duties include, but are not limited to: Evaluation, diagnosis, and provision of nonsurgical, nonprescription therapies to patients presenting with musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disorders. Taking patient histories and performing physical examination; Ordering standard diagnostic plain film radiological examinations; ordering other imaging studies such as computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic ultrasound and bone scan; Ordering clinical laboratory studies such as blood tests and urinalysis; Ordering other appropriate tests such as electrodiagnostic studies; determining the appropriateness of chiropractic care for the problem(s) for which the patient is being managed; Providing chiropractic care including adjustment, manipulation, mobilization and manual therapy consistent with the core curriculum of Council on Chiropractic Education accredited programs; Ordering or providing other treatment modalities such as physical modalities, ergonomic instruction, posture management, orthotics, supportive bracing/taping and counseling/education on body mechanics, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and hygiene; managing musculoskeletal and neuromuscular cases; Completing CPRS documentation and patient care encounters on services provided Referring to other healthcare providers when additional workup or treatment is indicated. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:00pm\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Discloser Report: Not require"]
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.