Seeking A Talented BC SCI Physiatrist (PM&R) To Join Our VA Healthcare Team In Fabulous Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
Facility: Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center 
Denver, CO 80220 
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Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation : Spinal Cord Injury Medicine  
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Yes
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The New Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Denver, Co is searching for a talented Board Certified Spinal Cord Injury – Disorder Physiatrist to help care for our Veterans - America's Heroes. Incumbent must qualify for a faculty appointment in the Division of Physiatry (PM&R) at the University of Colorado. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our brand new, state-of-the-art VA facility! The Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC is among the VA Medical Centers in the Western US and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the Denver Metropolitan area.

The successful candidate will provide in-clinic, procedural and tele-health services for Veterans with Spine Cord Injuries and Musculoskeletal conditions in Denver and related VA facilities, develop and administer a large regional program, and participate in the education of fellows, residents, and medical students from the Univ. of Colorado. The qualified candidate is a PM&R physician with an MD or DO, who has completed residency training in an accredited program and has completed Board Certification by the American Board of PM&R. Additional training/skills with pain medicine and/or sports medicine is highly desired. This position requires an expert level of knowledge and skills in the evaluation and management of Spinal Cord Injury and Musculoskeletal conditions. Completion of advanced fellowship training is highly desired.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm with on-call duties on the weekend, night, and holiday as necessary.

  • Must be a Citizen of the United States
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Must have current, full and unrestricted U.S. state license to practice medicine
  • Residency Training in Physiatry (PM&R) Leading to Board Eligibility or Board Certification (BC Preferred)

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Physiatrist (PM&R) will range from $220,000.00 to 264,000.00 with possibility of Recruitment/Relocation Incentive for highly qualified candidate. The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Email copy of your CV & Cover Letter to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant


About the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

The NEW Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is a welcomed step forward in meeting the increased health care needs of today's Veteran population. This new facility replaces the Denver facility of 670,000 square feet with a new state of the art campus of approximately 1.2 million square feet on 31 acres, providing many new services to Veterans.The new Aurora, Colorado location is ideally located on the southeast corner of the former Fitzsimons Army Base just off Interstate 225, immediately west of RTD's light rail station and neighboring Children's Hospital and the University of Colorado Anschutz Health Care Campus. 

Leading edge technology is designed into every aspect of the new campus, bringing Veterans high quality health care well into the 21st century. Guiding principles for the new campus include patient safety, improving the Veteran's health care experience, promoting the family's role in care delivery, and protecting our environment through green design.

The VA and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center exemplify President Lincoln's promise "to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

We are particularly honored and committed to serving Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Region Veterans. The VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System's specialized personal care epitomizes excellence in health care. Through a unique combination of medical center-based and local community-focused medicine, we bring innovative and leading-edge care to Veterans throughout the region.  Last year, the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System supported 1,033,000 outpatient health care visits.

Click HERE to see a virtual tour video of the NEW RMRVAMC!

Community Information

It’s no accident that Denver is called “the Mile High City”: When you climb up to the State Capitol, you’re precisely 5,280 feet above sea level when you reach the 13th step. Denver’s location at this altitude was purely coincidental; Denver is one of the few cities not built on an ocean, a lake, a navigable river, or even (at the time) an existing road or railroad.

The U.S. Mint, built in 1906, established Denver as a banking and financial center.

In the years following World War II, Denver mushroomed to become the largest city between the Great Plains and the Pacific Coast, with almost 600,000 residents within the city limits and over three million in the metropolitan area. It remains a growing city, with a booming downtown and suburbs. Denver is noted for its tree-lined boulevards, 200 city parks that cover more than 20,000 acres, and architecture ranging from Victorian to postmodern.

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

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