The Northport VAMC neurology team (4 neurologists, NP, RN) cares for patients in the outpatient setting and as consultants to the ED/inpatient units and CLCs. We are a resident training site, affiliated with SUNY Stony Brook. As a Limited Hours Stroke Facility, we work closely with counterparts at SUNY Stony Brook for higher level stroke care. Additionally, we work with specialty providers in our VISN in the areas of Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, ALS, SCI, Multiple Sclerosis and Neurosurgery. 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. 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. ["Provide comprehensive neurologic consisting of assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, referrals and consultations, and coordination of neurologic care with other services (social work, physical therapy, consultative specialists)\n-Participate in after visit care such as result reporting, telephone calls…\n-Participates in the facility mission by participating in quality management activities and in committees as assigned.\n-The neurologist is responsible to perform his/her duties and responsibilities, clinically and administratively, in accordance with the guidelines developed for clinical privileges and the bylaws of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, New York. Attending neurologists perform history and physical/neurologic examinations, evaluate all neurologic problems and define the appropriate therapeutic approach and follow up. The neurologist will routinely review imaging results and a range of clinical laboratory and other tests. Results are to be reported to the patient in the appropriate time frame, with appropriate chart documentation. CPRS notes, correspondence letters and other forms of documentation should be within the guidelines of VHA directives and facility policy. Privacy adherence with all PHI. Review consultations for scheduling or Neurology E-consultation. Care may be provided face to face or virtual settings, depending on the clinical need. Attendings address the unique characteristics and issues regarding the young adult (18-39), middle adult (40-64), older adult (65-80), and geriatric (80+) patient, taking into consideration cognitive deficits and emotional and behavioral reactions to stressful life events such as ill health, economic problems, and the loss of significant others. Perform clinical functions appropriate to credentials, training and experience. Participates in the assigned on-call and inpatient/ER consult rotation. All activities are performed compliance with VA and VHA Directives, facility policy and The Joint Commission standards. Participates in service quality/performance efforts. Conducts peer reviews when requested. Responsible for timely completion of assigned Compensation and Pension exams, documentation. Adheres to all facility requirements such as TMS trainings, Time and Attendance policy adherence, Neurology Service policy Attendings will be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of residents and medical students from Stony Brook rotating on the Northport VAMC Neurology service.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: Typical tour Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm encompassing clinical duties. Possible on call duties."]
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.