The Neurology Staff Physician provides clinical skills for the Neurology Service to ensure achievement of clinical goals and applicable performance measures. The physician is accountable for the professional delivery and thorough documentation of treatment to adult patients in inpatient settings and outpatient clinics as well as comprehensive examinations and histories to patients assigned to him/her in the C&P Neurology Clinic 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. Preferred Experience: This request is for a full-time Board-Certified Neurologist who will treat adult patients in in-patient settings and out-patient clinics at the Memphis VA Medical Center and its affiliated academic institution, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The position will include opportunities for research; teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows; participation in general and sub-specialty neurology clinics, inpatient consultations, attending duties and on-call expertise; and a faculty appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at a rank appropriate to experience. The successful candidate will have academic credentials and demonstrated skills in teaching skills medical students, residents, and neurology residents and/or fellows, such that he/she will qualify for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor appointment at the University of Tennessee Health Science. The candidate must be board certified in neurology (AAN) or have just completed residency and board-eligible and have demonstrated leadership skills to execute clinical and administrative duties of a neurologist within a multi-faceted clinical team. Other neurologists in the practice group have sub-specialty expertise in dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, headache, chemodenervation, and ALS 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. ["Duties include but are not limited too: · Provide direct patient care in inpatient setting.\n· Observe patient responses, testing procedures, use of equipment and review of patient records. · Thoroughly document examinations and histories using appropriate programs and forms. · Provide education to other physicians and healthcare professionals regarding neurological disorders and their treatments.\n· Provide education, supervision, and mentoring to Medical students, residents, and fellows in neurological disorders and their treatments. · Participate in inpatient, outpatient subspecialty duties as assigned by the Chief of Neurology, including on-call assignments. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required\nRecruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Offered with this position Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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"]
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.