The neurologist will manage neurologic disorders in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Neurology at the DVAMC functions as a section under the Medical Service. The DVAMC Neurology section participates in the WSU Neurology residency program. The neurologist is expected to supervise Neurology residents and medical students during their Neurology rotations. Neurology providers are eligible for clinical appointment at Wright State University School of Medicine. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certification as a Neurologist. Completed a fellowship in Neurology following completion of residency. Board Certification: Physicians are generally not required to be board certified for employment in VA; however, three circumstances in VA require physician board certification: (1) If the position being filled is required to be a supervisor for medical students or physician residents (including fellows), the LCME, ACGME or AOA standards requiring a particular board certification credential will apply. (2) If the position being filled will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school (for example, in joint recruitments with affiliated medical schools), then a medical school requirement for board certification will apply to the jointly recruited position. (3) If the position being filled is required to be board certified by virtue of specific VHA policy (for example, as director of a cardiac catheterization laboratory or Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine), then VHA policy requiring board certification will apply.] Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing; clear, distinctive speech; and manual dexterity. The position requires potentially long periods of continued sitting, telephone and computer usage, walking, standing, stooping, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring of equipment/objects may be required. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Brian Huhman Brian.Huhman@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance\nThis position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Function/Scope of Position\nThe neurologist is expected to perform all services required in the practice of Neurology in the context of the VA system and his/her clinical privileges; and provide appropriate documentation in the electronic record. Staff neurologist will supervise and teach neurology residents and medical students during their Neurology rotations and goes on to state under qualification requirements the candidate \"Board certification or board eligibility in Neurology, through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)\". Duties and Responsibilities of Neurology Physicians: The neurologist will see patients in the outpatient general neurology consult and follow-up clinics. The outpatient clinics will consist of both in-person and virtual clinics. The neurologist will see inpatient neurology consults The neurologist will take calls from the ED as needed The neurologist will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of neurologic care delivered to their assigned patients. The neurologist will perform neurologic procedures , like NCS/EMG, EEG interpretation, and/or botox administration, commensurate to his/her individual training and expertise, in accordance with local VA credentialing and privileging requirements. Staff neurologists will supervise and teach neurology residents and medical students during their Neurology rotation. General Description of Assigned Duties: The neurologist will manage neurologic disorders in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Neurology at the DVAMC functions as a section under the Medical Service. The DVAMC Neurology section participates in the WSU Neurology residency program. The neurologist is expected to supervise Neurology residents and medical students during their Neurology rotations. Neurology providers are eligible for clinical appointment at Wright State University School of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:30 PM. The neurologist will participate in a rotating call schedule, including weekends and holidays. During scheduled tour hours, staff lCare Neurologists shall be available for all urgent assessments and interventions as part of the inpatient care team."]
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