Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center job, Kansas City

Responsibilities: Clinical work plus teaching. You will be responsible for functional restoration and pain management in patients with musculoskeletal and/or spine rehabilitation medicine needs. Will participate in musculoskeletal and/or specialty clinics along with teaching and scholarly activity.

Benefits: Attractive benefits package to include 4 weeks vacation, 10% pension plan, family health coverage, disability, educational allowance of $5,000.00 to 7,000.00 per year. Health, Dental, Life, Disability and Malpractice insurance covered.
Compensation: Base salary plus an incentive bonus program. Base compensation is based on the Clinical FTE, academic rank, extramural grant support, and clinical productivity. There is a very aggressive incentive program in which all faculty participate based solely on clinical productivity (net collections), in addition, an annual academic bonus is available at the end of the fiscal year at the discretion of the Chair.
Qualifications: Board Certified/Qualified physiatrists with excellent interpersonal and communications skills; will consider visaholders; Fellowship preferred for the position

Program Features: The University Of Kansas Department Of Rehabilitation Medicine has sustained tremendous growth under the direction of the new chair, Dr. Raj Mitra. Under his leadership, the Department mission has expanded from primarily general physical medicine to development of clinical, research, and training programs for the entire spectrum of Academic Physiatry. The mission of the Department is to restore function and decrease pain in patients afflicted with the entire spectrum of musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, and integration of this mission with world class educational programs and cutting-edge research.
Within the last year, the department has recruited new faculty specializing in Cancer Rehabilitation, Women’s Health, Spine and Pain Management, and Neuroscience Rehabilitation. The Department has created two new non ACGME accredited fellowships for Interventional Spine; this fellowship is in its second year. Additionally, a program in Traumatic Brain Injury has also been created with multidisciplinary teaching faculty (from Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, and Neurosurgery). There are plans to create additional fellowships in Spinal Cord Injury and Sports Medicine as soon as these positions are filled.
The University of Kansas Hospital has a new 29 bed state of the art acute rehabilitation unit which will house and serve our patients with general rehab, SCI, TBI, amputation and neuro-rehabilitation needs. An additional hospital has been purchased (the Indian Creek Campus) to complement our 33,000 square foot spine center. The director of the spine center is a Pain Fellowship trained Physiatrist within the Department. Additionally, there are plans for the Department to oversee an additional 90 sub-acute rehabilitation beds – which will allow development of subspecialty inpatient services in cancer rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and orthopedic rehabilitation. Finally, the department is recruiting both clinical and basic science researchers to focus on disability research, clinical trials and outcomes with a focus on functional restoration in patients afflicted with the entire spectrum of acute and chronic disease. The goal is for the basic science researchers to work closely with clinicians.
Features: The University of Kansas is located in Kansas City, a large metropolitan area that offers an array of arts & entertainment, sports, shopping, affordable housing and top notch school districts. This city preserves the values and the heritage of America’s Heartland while dynamically creating a 21st Century urban center. Enjoy over 2 million neighbors in the immediate service area. AAA advertises that the city “boasts more tree-lined boulevards dotted with European statues than Paris and has a horizon with more skyscrapers taller than 30 stories than any midwestern city west of Chicago.” Enjoy professional sports at its best, and have access to some of the best dining in the world. One of the school systems in the metro area has been ranked among the nation’s top 10 systems for the past 22 years! Many major corporations have their headquarters here as well.

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