This 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. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certification in Neurology and Fellowship Trained in Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology, Stroke, and Neuro Muscular Disorders. 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: Yes ["**Announcement can close prior to the closing date is applicants are selected.** The Phoenix VA Health Care System is seeking highly motivated Neurology providers who is interested in serving the community of veterans. Faculty appointment with the University of Arizona in Phoenix is available for the appropriate candidate. Clinical duties and responsibilities are but are not limited to: Provide in-patient and out- patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. Evaluate, triage, and prioritize requests from primary care providers and others for outpatient neurology subspecialty consultations for patients suspected of having neurodegenerative diseases or other disorders of the nervous system. Obtain medical histories, conduct physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory testing, and plan and prescribe treatment for patients with, or suspected of having neurodegenerative diseases or other disorders of the neurological disorders. Coordinate medical management and care with primary care providers and other clinical specialists, pharmacists, nursing staff, and other medical personnel in a multidisciplinary health care delivery system. Provide oversight and supervision for physician expanders (i.e. PA) in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with neurodegenerative diseases or other neurological disorders. Perform and supervise procedures related to neurodegenerative diseases including lumbar punctures, interrogation and programming of DBS stimulators and chemo- denervation procedures (e.g. IM administration of botulinum toxin) for movement disorders. Perform administrative tasks as assigned, such as peer review and review of patient access statistics, to promote and assure delivery of high-quality patient care in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrate interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, other specialists and non-physician members of the health care team. Function as a Clinician-Educator for medical and other health care (e.g. podiatry, PA) students, resident physicians and neurology fellows as part of an Academic Affiliation with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, VA/Banner Internal Medicine Residency Program and Neurology Subspecialty Fellowship program. (Board certification required) Provide and present formal educational material on basic and current issues in neurodegenerative diseases and other neurological disorders for didactic and classroom sessions for students, residents, fellows, and colleagues. Participate in clinical or basic research studies on neurodegenerative diseases either as a PI or Co-investigator. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm\nTelework: No\nVirtual: No"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.