Career Opportunities

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Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to be the most highly regarded spinal healthcare organization in the nation providing caring, innovative and comprehensive patient care using a coordinated team approach with excellence at all levels.

We care for and respect our patients, each other, ourselves and our community.

We strive for excellence in all that we do; our service, knowledge, behavior, appearance and our integrity.

We lead by our commitment and service to our community. We conduct ourselves in a professional fashion to be emulated (“We Walk the Talk”). We are a nationally recognized leader in spinal healthcare.

We effectively communicate and work in a collaborative manner to optimize knowledge and continuity of care.

We strive to improve our patient’s lives through advancements in medicine and new approaches to treatment.

We have a diverse group of specialists that are able to develop the best individualized plan of care for each patient .

Our Culture

Our culture is built on our purpose: We Improve Lives. Our Founder and CEO Dr. Thomas Schuler has created a positive culture with meaning that energizes our people, empowers and enables growth and learning, and fosters connectivity. We are united in our purpose and inspired by our patients!

At Virginia Spine Institute (VSI) we work hard to maintain a culture that is consistent with a great place to work. Beyond providing the best in quality spinal healthcare, we want VSI to be a meaningful, challenging, fun, and rewarding experience for everyone. Together 100+ team member strong we are dedicated to delivering “the VSI experience“.

Benefits

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits

All full-time employees are eligible to participate in our employer-sponsored medical plans. Coverage is available to employees and their families with VSI paying 80% of the premium for individuals.

Health Reimbursement & Flexible Spending

All medical plan participants are provided with Health Reimbursement Accounts for eligible, deductible-related expenses. HRAs are funded at $2,000 for an individual and $4,000 for a family. Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts are also available allowing employees to use pre-tax dollars for qualifying expenses.

401k with Employer Match

Employees are eligible to participate the first of the month following date of hire with options for both Traditional and Roth 401ks and an employer match of up to 3%.

Ancillary Benefits

Employer-paid Group Term Life Insurance and Short Term Disability Insurance are provided to all full-time employees. Supplemental Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance are also available.

Paid Time Off and Company Holidays

All full-time employees are eligible for Paid Time Off along with paid holidays. PTO accruals for new hires start at 15 days a year and increase with additional years of service.

Best Place to Work

VSI provides a workplace that is highly regarded in the DC Metro region. The award-winning environment, teamwork, and culture make our practice a best place to work.

Explore our career opportunities

Physician Assistant (PA-C)

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading multidisciplinary spinal healthcare practice in the Washington D.C. area, is seeking a Physician Assistant to join our non-operative team. For 30 years, VSI has provided the best quality spinal health care, improving the lives of over 100,000 patients.  We provide a robust offering of comprehensive services to our patients all in our convenient Reston, VA location.  

 

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, initial patient exams, follow-up appointments, and performing a variety of joint and trigger point injections.  The position allows you to work very closely with physicians who are on the forefront of non-operative care, while offering the opportunity to have your own schedule. 

 

Candidates must be certified by the NCCPA and licensed in the state of Virginia. Orthopaedic or PM&R experience is preferred, but we are happy to train the motivated candidate. We are looking for an individual who truly cares about their patients, exhibits a strong commitment to excellence, and has a desire for continued growth and learning. The ideal candidate will be an empathetic listener who takes initiative, enjoys and thrives in a fast paced environment, and is able to work independently as well as a part of a high performing team.

 

This position offers an excellent compensation package, including a rewarding incentive structure, full benefits, 401K plan with a company match, paid PTO and CME time, and more!  

 

Accolades

National Spine Health Foundation Center of Excellence

Great Place to Work (Washingtonian Magazine)

Great Place to Work (Washington Business Journal)

Top Doctors (Washingtonian Magazine)

Top Doctors (Northern Virginia Magazine)

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the best physicians in their field, in a well-established, growing practice.  We promote a best in class, team-oriented work environment.

If interested, please submit your cover letter and CV to [email protected].

Registered Nurse (RN)

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading concierge spinal healthcare practice in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our award-winning team. This highly compassionate individual will deliver professional and holistic care in an outpatient setting and will be responsible for patient safety and care pre, intra and post-procedure. The RN will work side by side with providers to deliver an exceptional patient experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for overall care and comfort of patients before, during, and after procedures
  • Establishes and maintains intravenous access
  • Administers intravenous medication including moderate sedation and antibiotics
  • Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt and professional manner
  • Prepares and organizes the sterile field for each procedure by ensuring all required equipment and supplies are present
  • Prepares the procedure site by cleaning the area and draping the patient
  • Assesses, monitors, and charts vital signs and stability of patients during the procedure – reports changes and concerns to physicians
  • Collaborates with physicians about patient care and treatment plan
  • Prepares patients for discharge and provides patient education and discharge instructions
  • Cleans and sterilizes surgical tools by utilizing the autoclave
  • Records and monitors crash cart and controlled substance inventory counts
  • Prepares procedure charts and accurately documents all clinical related work

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited BSN program and holds an active RN license in the state of Virginia
  • Minimum of two years of nursing experience with knowledge of the sterile field
  • BLS certification required ACLS/PALS preferred
  • Skilled in venipuncture and obtaining IV access
  • Operates professionally and efficiently in a busy and highly dynamic environment
  • Exhibits empathy and compassion toward patients
  • Ability to collaborate within a team setting and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks at a time
  • Adept at learning new skills, reliable and adaptable

Physical Demands
This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching as well as minor lifting and supporting of patients.

Position Type/Expected Hours of work Monday – Friday, 7AM – 4PM – NO WEEKENDS!

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Medical Scribe

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading interdisciplinary spinal healthcare practice in the nation, is seeking a Medical Scribe to join our medical team. This role will support two of our non-surgical physicians including accompanying them during office visits and documenting patient encounters.

This is a full-time position at our Reston office suite. The position offers competitive pay, full benefits, a 401k plan with a company match, and three weeks of paid time off. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, able to work independently as well as with a team, and will be enthusiastic about delivering unparalleled patient care.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Accompany physician into the patient examination room to transcribe history and physical exam
  • Document accurately the physician’s encounter with the patient and others present
  • Document all proper diagnoses and symptoms as well as follow up instructions and prescriptions as dictated by the physician
  • Transcribe patient orders including laboratory tests, radiology tests, medications, etc.
  • Document any procedures performed by the physician
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications/Behaviors:

  • Minimum of six months experience as a medical scribe
  • Experience in eClinicalWorks strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff, and management

 

Reception – Patient Care Representative

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading multidisciplinary spinal healthcare practice in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a Patient Care Representative to join our reception team. This role is responsible for managing the patient experience and ensuring that VSI’s standards of excellence are carried over into every patient interaction; whether in-person or over the phone. Serving as a first point of contact, the Patient Care Representative plays an integral role in establishing and maintaining patient relationships. With every positive patient interaction, the Patient Care Representative is contributing to VSI’s sustained success and making a difference in our patients’ lives.

This is a full-time position working out of our Reston office. The position offers competitive pay, full benefits, 401k plan with a Company match, and three weeks of paid time off. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to work independently as well as with a team, and will be enthusiastic about delivering unparalleled patient care.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for making exceptional first impression to new patients and providing a warm welcome to returning patients in person or on the telephone.
  • Greet patients, execute check-in/check-out procedures, and explain patient process and paperwork throughout relationship with patient.
  • Schedule patient appointments and confirm appointments over the phone with patients.
  • Maintain security by following established procedures; monitor visitors and schedule.
  • Responsible for collecting patient payments.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of phone calls with customer service excellence.
  • Generate and maintain clear, concise and accurate electronic records and files.
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of the environment.
  • Ability to work proficiently at any front desk position as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Skills/Qualifications/Behaviors:

  • Completed at least 2 years of college and/or have 3-5 years of reception or administrative assistant experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google platforms
  • EMR experience is a bonus
  • Organized multi-tasker; process-focused and internally motivated
  • Conscientious, supportive, stable, patient, thorough and precise; pays attention to details
  • Able to utilize creative problem solving when confronted with difficult situations
  • Friendly, respectful and cooperative with co-workers; a team player
  • Operates calmly and efficiently in a highly dynamic environment
  • Exhibits empathy and compassion toward patients; driven to go well beyond what is ‘expected’
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; conceirge phone etiquette

Medical Assistant

A VSI Medical Assistant is a talented and empathetic health care professional who works as a part of our nationally recognized team to provide the highest quality care to our patients. As a concierge practice, each team member is expected to deliver elevated care for our patients and work collaboratively with our medical team and support functions. The VSI Medical Assistant directly assists the physicians and physician assistants while keeping patient satisfaction a top priority.

Skills/Qualifications/Behaviors:

  • The ideal candidate must possess superior customer service skills and enjoy being a part of a dynamic team; must be able to prioritize, multi-task, and work at a fast pace, all with a smile and a cheerful disposition. Words to best describe successful individuals in this role: strong work ethic, caring, empathetic, cooperative, supportive, service-oriented (“How can I help you?”), clear communicator, detail-oriented.
  • A college degree is preferred.
  • Training is provided.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist physicians and physician assistants with preparing patients for examinations and procedures.
  • Greet and escort patients to exam rooms, obtain and document patient history and chief complaint, and prepare them for the office visit.
  • Prepare all medication prescriptions, physical therapy orders, diagnostic testing orders, and others in accordance with the physician’s direction.
  • Provide patient education with regards to office policies, medications, management of disease, home treatments, and special diets using appropriate medical terminology as directed by the physician.
  • Respond to patient phone calls and assist with their needs.
  • Calling prescriptions into the pharmacy for the physician.
  • Obtain any necessary insurance authorizations for the patient’s treatment.
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional legal and ethical conduct.
  • Maintain supplies, equipment, stocking, and sterilizing instruments ensuring work cores and patient rooms are presentable.
  • Practicing OSHA safety standards.
  • Acquire data from patients for studies in which they may be enrolled
  • Other duties as assigned

Billing Specialist

MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST

The Medical Billing Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s revenue cycle, including claims submission, coding, payment posting, denial management, and account receivables follow-up. This position requires a candidate with a strong medical billing background as well as exceptional customer service skills and phone etiquette. This is a full-time position working out of our Reston, VA office, and reporting to the Director of Billing.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage insurance accounts receivable, including timely, follow up of denied claims, contacting insurance companies for the status of claims, and preparation of appeals.
  • Manage patient accounts receivable, including corresponding with patients to resolve account inquiries and establish payment plans.  Prepares accounts for an external collection agency.
  • Prepare claims for submission including charge entry and submission of electronic and paper claims.
  • Identify trends in denials and opportunities for improvement in the billing process.
  • Provide an excellent standard of customer service when communicating with patients to resolve all inquiries regarding billing, outstanding balance, or overall account status.
  • Responsible for reviewing patient records, including operative reports and procedure notes, for correct coding, appropriate documentation, and compliance with industry guidelines and standards.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors degree in business or related field, post-graduate degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of billing experience in the health care industry
  • Candidate should be familiar with HCFA 1500, UB 92, CPT, and ICD coding rules
  • Solution-oriented problem solver, helpful and strong organizational skills
  • Preferred experience in physician billing with an emphasis on collections
  • Proficient with oral and written communication, articulate, professional, and friendly

To view more information about each of our career opportunities, click on positions listed to the left.

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading multidisciplinary spinal healthcare practice in the Washington D.C. area, is seeking a Physician Assistant to join our non-operative team. For 30 years, VSI has provided the best quality spinal health care, improving the lives of over 100,000 patients.  We provide a robust offering of comprehensive services to our patients all in our convenient Reston, VA location.  

 

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, initial patient exams, follow-up appointments, and performing a variety of joint and trigger point injections.  The position allows you to work very closely with physicians who are on the forefront of non-operative care, while offering the opportunity to have your own schedule. 

 

Candidates must be certified by the NCCPA and licensed in the state of Virginia. Orthopaedic or PM&R experience is preferred, but we are happy to train the motivated candidate. We are looking for an individual who truly cares about their patients, exhibits a strong commitment to excellence, and has a desire for continued growth and learning. The ideal candidate will be an empathetic listener who takes initiative, enjoys and thrives in a fast paced environment, and is able to work independently as well as a part of a high performing team.

 

This position offers an excellent compensation package, including a rewarding incentive structure, full benefits, 401K plan with a company match, paid PTO and CME time, and more!  

 

Accolades

National Spine Health Foundation Center of Excellence

Great Place to Work (Washingtonian Magazine)

Great Place to Work (Washington Business Journal)

Top Doctors (Washingtonian Magazine)

Top Doctors (Northern Virginia Magazine)

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the best physicians in their field, in a well-established, growing practice.  We promote a best in class, team-oriented work environment.

If interested, please submit your cover letter and CV to [email protected].

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading concierge spinal healthcare practice in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a Registered Nurse to join our award-winning team. This highly compassionate individual will deliver professional and holistic care in an outpatient setting and will be responsible for patient safety and care pre, intra and post-procedure. The RN will work side by side with providers to deliver an exceptional patient experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for overall care and comfort of patients before, during, and after procedures
  • Establishes and maintains intravenous access
  • Administers intravenous medication including moderate sedation and antibiotics
  • Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt and professional manner
  • Prepares and organizes the sterile field for each procedure by ensuring all required equipment and supplies are present
  • Prepares the procedure site by cleaning the area and draping the patient
  • Assesses, monitors, and charts vital signs and stability of patients during the procedure – reports changes and concerns to physicians
  • Collaborates with physicians about patient care and treatment plan
  • Prepares patients for discharge and provides patient education and discharge instructions
  • Cleans and sterilizes surgical tools by utilizing the autoclave
  • Records and monitors crash cart and controlled substance inventory counts
  • Prepares procedure charts and accurately documents all clinical related work

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited BSN program and holds an active RN license in the state of Virginia
  • Minimum of two years of nursing experience with knowledge of the sterile field
  • BLS certification required ACLS/PALS preferred
  • Skilled in venipuncture and obtaining IV access
  • Operates professionally and efficiently in a busy and highly dynamic environment
  • Exhibits empathy and compassion toward patients
  • Ability to collaborate within a team setting and work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks at a time
  • Adept at learning new skills, reliable and adaptable

Physical Demands
This position requires intermittent physical activity, including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching as well as minor lifting and supporting of patients.

Position Type/Expected Hours of work Monday – Friday, 7AM – 4PM – NO WEEKENDS!

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading interdisciplinary spinal healthcare practice in the nation, is seeking a Medical Scribe to join our medical team. This role will support two of our non-surgical physicians including accompanying them during office visits and documenting patient encounters.

This is a full-time position at our Reston office suite. The position offers competitive pay, full benefits, a 401k plan with a company match, and three weeks of paid time off. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, able to work independently as well as with a team, and will be enthusiastic about delivering unparalleled patient care.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Accompany physician into the patient examination room to transcribe history and physical exam
  • Document accurately the physician’s encounter with the patient and others present
  • Document all proper diagnoses and symptoms as well as follow up instructions and prescriptions as dictated by the physician
  • Transcribe patient orders including laboratory tests, radiology tests, medications, etc.
  • Document any procedures performed by the physician
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications/Behaviors:

  • Minimum of six months experience as a medical scribe
  • Experience in eClinicalWorks strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff, and management

 

Virginia Spine Institute (VSI), the leading multidisciplinary spinal healthcare practice in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a Patient Care Representative to join our reception team. This role is responsible for managing the patient experience and ensuring that VSI’s standards of excellence are carried over into every patient interaction; whether in-person or over the phone. Serving as a first point of contact, the Patient Care Representative plays an integral role in establishing and maintaining patient relationships. With every positive patient interaction, the Patient Care Representative is contributing to VSI’s sustained success and making a difference in our patients’ lives.

This is a full-time position working out of our Reston office. The position offers competitive pay, full benefits, 401k plan with a Company match, and three weeks of paid time off. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, able to work independently as well as with a team, and will be enthusiastic about delivering unparalleled patient care.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for making exceptional first impression to new patients and providing a warm welcome to returning patients in person or on the telephone.
  • Greet patients, execute check-in/check-out procedures, and explain patient process and paperwork throughout relationship with patient.
  • Schedule patient appointments and confirm appointments over the phone with patients.
  • Maintain security by following established procedures; monitor visitors and schedule.
  • Responsible for collecting patient payments.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of phone calls with customer service excellence.
  • Generate and maintain clear, concise and accurate electronic records and files.
  • Ensure cleanliness and safety of the environment.
  • Ability to work proficiently at any front desk position as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Skills/Qualifications/Behaviors:

  • Completed at least 2 years of college and/or have 3-5 years of reception or administrative assistant experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google platforms
  • EMR experience is a bonus
  • Organized multi-tasker; process-focused and internally motivated
  • Conscientious, supportive, stable, patient, thorough and precise; pays attention to details
  • Able to utilize creative problem solving when confronted with difficult situations
  • Friendly, respectful and cooperative with co-workers; a team player
  • Operates calmly and efficiently in a highly dynamic environment
  • Exhibits empathy and compassion toward patients; driven to go well beyond what is ‘expected’
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; conceirge phone etiquette

A VSI Medical Assistant is a talented and empathetic health care professional who works as a part of our nationally recognized team to provide the highest quality care to our patients. As a concierge practice, each team member is expected to deliver elevated care for our patients and work collaboratively with our medical team and support functions. The VSI Medical Assistant directly assists the physicians and physician assistants while keeping patient satisfaction a top priority.

Skills/Qualifications/Behaviors:

  • The ideal candidate must possess superior customer service skills and enjoy being a part of a dynamic team; must be able to prioritize, multi-task, and work at a fast pace, all with a smile and a cheerful disposition. Words to best describe successful individuals in this role: strong work ethic, caring, empathetic, cooperative, supportive, service-oriented (“How can I help you?”), clear communicator, detail-oriented.
  • A college degree is preferred.
  • Training is provided.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist physicians and physician assistants with preparing patients for examinations and procedures.
  • Greet and escort patients to exam rooms, obtain and document patient history and chief complaint, and prepare them for the office visit.
  • Prepare all medication prescriptions, physical therapy orders, diagnostic testing orders, and others in accordance with the physician’s direction.
  • Provide patient education with regards to office policies, medications, management of disease, home treatments, and special diets using appropriate medical terminology as directed by the physician.
  • Respond to patient phone calls and assist with their needs.
  • Calling prescriptions into the pharmacy for the physician.
  • Obtain any necessary insurance authorizations for the patient’s treatment.
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional legal and ethical conduct.
  • Maintain supplies, equipment, stocking, and sterilizing instruments ensuring work cores and patient rooms are presentable.
  • Practicing OSHA safety standards.
  • Acquire data from patients for studies in which they may be enrolled
  • Other duties as assigned

MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST

The Medical Billing Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s revenue cycle, including claims submission, coding, payment posting, denial management, and account receivables follow-up. This position requires a candidate with a strong medical billing background as well as exceptional customer service skills and phone etiquette. This is a full-time position working out of our Reston, VA office, and reporting to the Director of Billing.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage insurance accounts receivable, including timely, follow up of denied claims, contacting insurance companies for the status of claims, and preparation of appeals.
  • Manage patient accounts receivable, including corresponding with patients to resolve account inquiries and establish payment plans.  Prepares accounts for an external collection agency.
  • Prepare claims for submission including charge entry and submission of electronic and paper claims.
  • Identify trends in denials and opportunities for improvement in the billing process.
  • Provide an excellent standard of customer service when communicating with patients to resolve all inquiries regarding billing, outstanding balance, or overall account status.
  • Responsible for reviewing patient records, including operative reports and procedure notes, for correct coding, appropriate documentation, and compliance with industry guidelines and standards.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors degree in business or related field, post-graduate degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of billing experience in the health care industry
  • Candidate should be familiar with HCFA 1500, UB 92, CPT, and ICD coding rules
  • Solution-oriented problem solver, helpful and strong organizational skills
  • Preferred experience in physician billing with an emphasis on collections
  • Proficient with oral and written communication, articulate, professional, and friendly

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