• A great rehab partnership  – a rehab leader and a university leader
    • Very engaged faculty; a good team
    • Exciting opportunity for an academic-oriented physiatrist to play an integral role in the growth and development of PM&R at the U of IA
    • Hospitalists serve as the primary care physician and do most of the call
    • Flexibility in services you can provide
    • Significant transition payout, commonly known as a sign-on bonus
    • Terrific benefits!

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  • Inpatient and outpatient which would be the follow-up from the inpatient
  • Inpatient consults
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Outpatient opportunities are broad and could include msk, spine, neurorehab, amputee, pediatrics and others, depending on your interest
  • See approximately 12 – 15 patients/day
  • Ample opportunity for research and medical education
  • Academics – medical students rotate through the hospital, future residency program development

 Facility Features:


  • New 40-bed, freestanding facility that opened in the summer of 2020
  • The first inpatient rehab facility to be affiliated with the University, a Level I Trauma Center and the state’s only comprehensive academic medical center
  • Closed medical staff
  • ADC-in the 20’s
  • 6 physiatrists most of whom do outpatient
  • The state’s only comprehensive academic medical center, dedicated to providing world-class health care and health-related outreach services to all Iowans.
  • Ranked as one of the top health care employers in the U.S. by Forbes, employs nearly 900 physicians and more than 2,500 nurses.
  • An 811-bed tertiary and quaternary care facility.
  • The College of Medicine is ranked as one of the nation’s best medical schools and offers a full range of residency and fellowship programs. Its thriving research enterprise has received $2 billion in NIH funding over the past decade.
  • Iowa City is a vibrant, diverse community in southeastern Iowa. The Iowa City area offers affordable housing, low crime rates, excellent schools, Big Ten sports, abundant outdoor activities, numerous cultural, musical, arts, and literary events.
  • Physiatry is currently under the Orthopedics Department



  • The hospitalists take care of the patients’ primary care medical needs during the week and weekends
  • Cover admissions during the weekend; receive extra pay for this service



  • Employee
  • Tenure or clinical track



  • Competitive
  • Salary plus quarterly bonus if you exceed RVU threshold
  • After 2 years, RVU-based
  • Stipend provided if you’re doing research



  • Offers one of the most competitive, comprehensive benefit packages around
  • Malpractice with tail, health and dental insurance, 403(b) & 401(a) retirement savings plan where you contribute 5% and the university contributes 10%, Life and AD&D insurances, flexible spending accounts, healthy living and discounts, PTO, CME time and allowance, relocation

Candidate Qualifications:


  • Board Certified physiatrist with excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong skills in leadership, program development and clinical care
  • Quality-focused and team-oriented individual
  • A commitment to ongoing performance improvement
  • Excellent clinical and academic credentials
  • Minimum of 3 years of inpatient rehab
  • Experience promoting a diverse workforce in an academic environment

Possible Future Academic Role:


  • Exciting opportunity to play an integral role in the development and growth of a PM&R Department at the University of Iowa Health Care
  • Strong footing with the medical school
  • Longstanding national reputation of the current combined Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Department

 Possible Future Academic Responsibilities:


    • Physiatry is currently a part of the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Department
    • Develop and lead a new physiatry department with future plans to include a PM&R residency program
    • Ample opportunity for research and medical education
    • Mostly administration with some inpatient as Medical Director of the new rehab hospital
    • Academics – medical students currently rotate through the hospital
    • Clinical or academic tenure track

If you have any interest, skills or experience with inpatient physiatry jobs, you’re in luck. Interest in inpatient physiatry jobs has decreased over the years, making the need for skilled clinicians now more than ever. There is a great demand for qualified inpatient physiatrists, and Farr Healthcare can help you find the practice or facility of your dreams.

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