VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) Headache Center of Excellence (HCoE) and the University of Washington Department of Neurology invites candidate neurologists (MD or DO) board certified / board eligible in Headache Medicine to apply for a full-time position. New recruits will become joint faculty members at the VAPSHCS Neurology Section and the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington. 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 certified/ Board Eligible (BC/BE) in Neurology and Headache Medicine Supervisory experience is not required but preferred Completion of Neurology Residency and Fellowship in Headache Medicine (completed or expected graduation from program) BC/BE Neurology and BC/BE in one of the following Headache Medicine Certification: National Headache Foundation, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties- Headache Medicine, or American Board of Headache Medicine Clinical practice of headache medicine is preferred, but all applicants fulfilling the certification requirements are welcome to 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: moderate lifting (15-45lbs); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (2hrs); standing (2hrs); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; both eyes required; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). Environmental Factors: working closely with others; working alone; mental & emotional stability ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): YES EDRP Authorized: \"Please contact the VISN 20 EDRP Coordinator Stacy Hermann @ V20CompensationTeam@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The VAPSHCS Neurology consists of a robust VA Neurology Service which includes an inpatient neurology and consultation service, a VHA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, a Multiple Sclerosis Regional Center of Excellence, and a Parkinson Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers. The recruit will also become a faculty member of the University of Washington Department of Neurology Headache Center. The academic rank of the position is commensurate with the level of experience and qualifications of the applicant. The candidate will be hired as the Co-Director of the VAPSHCS HCoE and as headache Neurologist at the University of Washington Department of Neurology Headache Center. The position requires a primary interest in the management of painful neurological conditions, especially primary and secondary headache disorders, facial pain, and neck pain. Candidates with experience in chemo denervation, various cranial nerve blocks, neurostimulation, infusion protocols, as well as inpatient management of headache syndromes and facial pain are strongly preferred. Clinical practice venues will include the VA Puget Sound Health Care System outpatient headache clinics and the University of Washington Headache Center. Individuals will work closely with other team members treating patients with headache and facial pain disorders, including those in physiatry and rehabilitation medicine, health psychology and anesthesiology. Candidates will also participate in innovative care delivery models, including an interdisciplinary headache clinic and in virtual care, including telehealth and eConsults. Candidates will be actively engaged in the instruction and/or supervision of fellow, resident and medical student education. An active role in clinical research will be strongly encouraged, though not expected, within our HCoE Center and at the University of Washington Department of Neurology Headache Center. Work Schedule: 8am - 4:30pm"]
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