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MD/DO - Pain Management Anesthesiologist
Ref No.: 16-00072
Category: MD/DO - Physicians
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Start Date: 06/23/2016
MD/DO - Pain Management Anesthesiologist
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The Community - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio may have an incredibly rich history, but it's also a destination rife with exciting new developments and attractions. One major new draw is the redevelopment of the legendary Pearl Brewery into a hip and artsy Urban Village along a newly completed extension of the enchanting River Walk - this bustling, eco-friendly complex includes shops, restaurants, entertainment and residences. Farther north along the river, the very first public golf venue in Texas, Brackenridge Golf Course, completed a stunning $4.6 million refurbishment in 2009, and in arts news, the prestigious McNay Art Museum nearly doubled in size with the opening of a dramatic new wing done in modernist style. With swank, see-and-be-seen restaurants, shops, and nightspots opening around the city, San Antonio has plenty to offer both new and repeat visitors.

Fort Sam Houston
Fort Sam Houston was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975, as one of the Army's oldest installations and now part of Joint Base San Antonio. Fort Sam Houston boasts the largest collection of historic structures -- more than 900 buildings. Even more consequential than the numbers is the historical integrity of the post's different sections which represent different eras of construction. Careful preservation of these areas allows the post to live with its history, surrounded by existence of the traditions of excellence established when the first soldier arrived here in 1845.

POSITION OVERVIEW (duties include but are not limited to)
  • The Pain Physician will perform the full range of pain management procedures. These are to include cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal injections. The Pain Physician should also be experienced with disc access procedures, vertebral augmentation, Client minimally invasive surgical procedures, the trial, implantation and maintenance of implantable pain therapies, to include spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery devices.
  • The Pain Physician will perform the full range of inpatient and outpatient, acute and chronic evaluation, management, and consultation for pain management patients.
  • The Pain Physician will be appointed to faculty and provide administrative, didactic and teaching support for the SAUSHEC Anesthesiology Residency Program and the SAUSHEC Pain Medicine Fellowship Program.
  • Administer appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks in the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
  • Responsible for the placement and maintenance of catheters and infusions for analgesia for acute and chronic pain syndromes.
  • Placement of a catheter or infusion device, administration of the test-dose of medication to determine correct catheter or infusion device placement and to establish a safe analgesic level for acute or chronic pain relief.
  • Doctorate degree from an accredited college approved by the Council in Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association or Doctor of Osteopathy from a college accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Have and maintain a current, valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States of America, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The physician must be board-certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and have sufficient experience in chronic pain management to allow independent performance of pain management procedures. Physicians that are recent graduates of a Pain Management Fellowship Program that are board eligible and waiting to take their certification examination may be considered on a case by case basis. If a board eligible Pain Management Fellow recent graduate is deemed acceptable to provide services, the HCP must obtain their Pain Management Certification within 12 months of graduation or a replacement candidate shall be provided.
  • Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number prior to performing the contract services. Any change to the DEA requirements to obtain a valid DEA registration number is applicable when the incumbent's existing DEA registration expires.
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to possess both a medical license and other certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 5th Pathway.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advance cardiac life support (ACLS) certifications.
  • Research Requirements: Research experience is desired. Physician will be expected to participate in Client research projects sponsored by Client or industry in support of residency research requirements. Research should lead to publication in peer-reviewed journals and International presentations. Willingness to participate in research is a minimum requirement. As these positions serve as faculty for both an accredited residency and fellowship program, research/publication/presentation activity must remain at levels acceptable with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.
  • No records or convictions involving any form of chemical dependency, previous convictions of felonious nature, or any adverse actions pending by any Board of Medicine.
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