Physician - SCI/D Center Service Chief

Minneapolis, MN

Inpatient and outpatient

Applications are being accepted for the position of Director, Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder (SCI/D) Service Line at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. The VHA SCI/D System of Care is the only healthcare system in the United States that provides lifetime care for persons with SCI/D, from diagnosis to end of life care.

The Minneapolis SCI/D Center serves as the tertiary care center for VISN 23 and serves over 1200 Veterans with traumatic and non-traumatic SCI, including MS with spinal cord involvement, ALS, and Active Duty service members. The SCI/D Center provides a full spectrum of interdisciplinary primary and specialty services throughout the Veterans' lives, including acute care following new SCI/D; comprehensive interdisciplinary rehabilitation; sustaining medical and surgical care; primary and preventive care; psychological, social, and vocational care; therapies; prosthetics and assistive technologies; Veteran and family education; research; professional training; telehealth; Whole Health care, including complementary and integrative health services; and homecare.

The Minneapolis SCI/D Center is Commission of Accredited Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited in both acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and has the distinction of being a regional MS Center of Excellence and national ALS Center of Excellence.

The SCI/D Director will oversee full management of the Spinal Cord Injury Service Line. Incumbent is responsible for working with other service lines and departments to develop and maintain service agreements to ensure high quality of care to SCI/D Veterans. Establishes and maintains a climate that fosters patient-centered services. Supports and promotes full implementation of all local, VISN and national policies and directives. Incumbent will work cooperatively with affiliated educational institutions, while also maintaining priority alliance to the needs and mission of the VA medical center.

Posted April 1, 2021