INTERVENTIONAL PHYSIATRY JOBS

Interventional physiatry jobs are more prevalent than other PM&R positions because there is a diverse array of specialties, in addition to hospitals, seeking their services, be they physiatrists, orthopods, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, etc.  This makes job hunting more challenging to try to find all the different positions.  Some of the positions are posted through the specialty’s resources while others are posted on society websites like ISIPP.  Farr Healthcare can help in this process as a number of different specialties seek recruitment assistance from us.

Sometimes entities seek services exclusively through Farr Healthcare.  Our website has a mechanism whereby you can submit your email and be advised of every new practice opportunity.  Check out the bottom left-hand corner of our home page, www.farrhealthcare.com.

Farr Healthcare can especially help ferret out practice opportunities from entities other than physiatry.  Because of the differences in specialties, nuances are possible.  We ask questions about compensation, affiliation terms and responsibilities to help you to determine what are the best practice opportunities for you.

Interventional physiatry jobs can be by ultrasound, fluoroscopy or both.  Therefore, it’s important to find out what the responsibilities are if they’re not outlined in the practice opportunity description.  Farr Healthcare makes a point of identifying the mode of service delivery so as to save you time and trouble.

Interventional positions are often available throughout the year as opposed to rehab positions which tend to be geared to the annual AAPMR meeting’s Job Fair in November.  For fellows, it doesn’t hurt to start looking for work around the time you start your fellowship.  For those on visa’s, it’s best to look 1 ½+ years before graduation.

Interventional positions are available throughout the country.  Certain areas seem to have a large supply of interventional physiatrists.  Unless there are factors driving your interest in a particular area, you should research the supply of interventional physiatrists in the area you’re thinking about before identifying what states or areas of the country are of interest to you.

Some PM&R practices offer a mix of inpatient with interventional and might be of interest to you if you are open to some inpatient.  Diversifying your revenue sources may be a worthwhile consideration.  Nowadays many inpatient positions have hospitalists so you serve as a consultant with limited inpatient responsibility.

Sometimes I’m asked about interventional practice opportunities that are willing to train the physiatrist.  These positions can be a win-win situation.  Other times, you may not learn the procedures in which you were promised to be trained.  And, other times you will receive a compensation much lower than would otherwise be the case.

Based on your interest in procedure frequency when considering a new job, it’s important to identify how many days are procedure days versus clinic days.  Some practice opportunities are looking for physiatrists who want to do procedures all day every day.  Likewise, some physiatrists prefer that while other physiatrists prefer a combination of the two.  If they want you to do procedures all day long, you should make sure that they have the demand for that in their area.  Again, Farr Healthcare can help to sift out this information for you in advance.

If you’re working with a physiatry group, compensation can be equally shared.  It becomes more difficult to determine the fairness of compensation when it is structured to consider other specialties.  The terms of the compensation structure should be clearly outlined in your doctor contract.

Don’t forget the tax implications of a compensation increase of a new job!  Some PM&R doctors seek jobs solely based on states without an income tax.  These states are Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

Interventional physiatry jobs can be found through a web search.  The advantage of using Farr Healthcare, Inc. for your search is because we are specialists in physiatry recruitment.  We know the lingo of what differentiates the various interventional openings, e.g., sports, spine by flouroscopy or ultrasound, etc.  We obtain detailed information about the practice opportunities to save you time to research an opportunity to include the possibility of a visit to a place you discover you’re not interested in.  Farr Healthcare, Inc. can help you with the practice search process, https://farrhealthcare.com/openings/.  We will be your cheerleader with the employer.  We have direct contacts with the employer so there will be timely feedback as opposed to you submitting a cv and never hearing back.

Many physiatry residents complete interventional physiatry fellowships.  Some pain fellowships are accredited and some are not.  “All spine fellowships are not accredited.  What is taught differs between these programs.  There are also sports medicine fellowships.  There is also a spine regenerative fellowship through Centeno-Schulz but it requires some experience.

The advantage of doing a non-accredited fellowship is the ability to build upon and advance many of the skills you learned in rehab residency. You will continue to perform EMG/NCS and musculoskeletal medicine in addition to learning how to perform interventional procedures. The other advantage is that you would essentially do this year-round. An ACGME-accredited position has requirements such as a month of Psych, Anesthesia, Inpatient Coverage, etc.  In some of the non-ACGME fellowships you may end up performing more procedures depending on the practice setup. Some fellowships may include regenerative medicine, ultrasound and tenex procedures.

It’s extremely important to note that not all of the non-accredited fellowships are created equal. Read the forum reviews for the highly regarded fellowships and you could interview at some to get a feel. Most will be 2 day “interviews” where you just see what the day to day is like. Some fellowships may have a wider breadth of procedures than others. Some fellowships are not worth your time.

You need to decide if you want to practice Pain Medicine (with ACGME fellowship) and treat the wide ranging acute and chronic conditions that come with that including medical management, psych, etc. OR an interventional physiatrist who practices MSK med, does EMGs and performs interventional procedures for back and neck pain.”
Excerpted from https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/acgme-vs-unaccredited-fellowship.1367763/

Please visit https://farrhealthcare.com/openings/ for interventional physiatry jobs across the country.