Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Job In Harlingen, Texas
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Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen (VBMC-HRL) is located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and is the only certified Comprehensive Stroke Center south of San Antonio and the volume of referred neuro patients has grown exponentially. In addition to the increased neuro population, there has also been significant growth in ortho joint replacement patients as a result of the collaborative programs. These two different regional services require the same high quality of care for inpatient rehab services to provide in the continuum of care.
We are currently seeking an additional Physiatrist to continue to expand engagement with our physicians and community and to pursue the required certifications that the VBMC-HRL patients deserve.
· Full-time, employed opportunity with a Co-Medical Directorship
· Newly remodeled 22-bed inpatient rehab unit within Valley Baptist Medical Center
· Shift-based – flexible between providers
· 1/3 ortho, 1/3 neuro, and 1/3 medical patients
· Plans to obtain Stroke CARF Certification
Candidates must be BE/BC and eligible to obtain licensure in the state of Texas.
If you are interested, please submit a copy of your current CV for immediate consideration. All inquiries and personal information are kept confidential.
About the Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley includes three major cities (Harlingen, Brownsville, and McAllen) and is one of the fastest growing areas in Texas.
· Overall population (estimated): 1.3 million
· Service area of 300,000 for VBMC-Harlingen and 200,000 for VBMC-Brownsville
· Year-round semi-tropical weather!
· No state income tax/ Tort reform
· Great schools and affordable housing – lowest cost of living in the U.S.
· Golfing, hunting, birding, fishing, and boating
Come see the Tropical Playground of Texas!
In “the Valley” your talents and skills are greatly needed and can be maximized to their fullest potential. Healthcare is an important and growing industry in the area, and is centered in Harlingen around Valley Baptist Medical Center and the University of Texas – San Antonio’s medical school, the Regional Academic Health Center.
The Valley is your ticket to the tropics at an affordable price – and within America. The combination of a reasonable cost of living; excellent schools; excellent healthcare facilities and churches; and unique attractions draws thousands of people from all across the United States. Many come to think of the Valley as home, thanks to multiple opportunities for career and personal growth without the traffic and crime problems of big cities. Among retirees, a number have made Harlingen, Brownsville, South Padre Island and all points in between their year-round home, while “Winter Texans,” spend six months or more per year in the Valley to escape the icy weather back north.
As a new resident of the Valley, you will always have something to do on the weekend. Texas’ best beach, South Padre Island, is only a 40-minute drive from Harlingen or Brownsville. South Padre Island features outstanding swimming and sunbathing, fishing, sailing, water sports on the Gulf of Mexico or in the bay, hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment, not to mention some fantastic sunsets over the bay!
For a change of pace, visit the friendly towns of old Mexico … Harlingen is within a 15-minute drive from the Mexican border. Only 25 minutes away from Harlingen — and just across the Rio Grande — lies the welcoming Mexican tourist/border town of Nuevo Progreso, a favorite for shoppers. Nuevo Progreso is considered to be safe for tourists, and any day of the week you can park your car on the US side, cross the bridge on foot, and enjoy some great shopping and dining within a two block area of the bridge.
Valley Baptist Health System, with two full service campuses and 800+ beds, is a part of Tenet Health System, a national healthcare organization with 88 hospitals and 36,000 affiliated physicians.
With 3,000 employees and over 450 physicians on the medical staffs, Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville and Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen, are focused on safety, quality and high level patient satisfaction.
VBMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a full-service, acute care hospital with specialized services including:
24-Hour Emergency Care
Women and Children's Services
Established in 1923, VBMC - Brownsville has 243 beds, 302 physicians on Medical Staff and a wonderful place to enjoy a work/life balance.
Established in 1925, VBMC - Harlingen has 586 beds, 375 physicians on Medical Staff and is also a wonderful place to enjoy work/life balance.
The Rio Grande Valley, one of the fastest growing areas in TEXAS, is a scenic cultural place like no other. Known as Texas' Tropical Playground, we are located a short 40 minutes from South Padre Island.
- Year-round semi-tropical weather
- No state income tax / Tort reform
- Lowest cost of living in the U.S.
- Great schools / Affordable housing
- New medical school (UT-RGV) opening fall 2016
- Golfing, hunting, birding, fishing, boating