The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Healthcare System (NF/SGVHS) is seeking one part-time *Neuromuscular Neurologist for the Neurology Service at the Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic. This Neuromuscular position will expand the Neurology Neuromuscular program by performing and interpreting EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies and establishing a dedicated Neuromuscular Medicine Clinic. *Position detail requirements are outlined in the "Duties" section of this announcement. 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: Must be a Board-Certified Neurologist and have additional certification(s) in Neuromuscular Medicine as per the duties outlined within this announcement. 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. Applicant is required to potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. May be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations or operative/invasive procedures. May occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations and able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Must be able to assist with positioning of patients. Must be physically, emotionally, and mentally competent and able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to yourself or others. ["Statement of Duties & Responsibilities - Neuromuscular Neurologist (EMG): The incumbent will serve as a part-time board-certified Neuromuscular Neurologist (EMG). The incumbent should be qualified for and willing to accept a required joint faculty appointment as follows: 0.5 FTE with the University of Florida, and 0.5 FTE with the Department of Neurology. The incumbent should have expertise in diagnosing and treating patients with neuromuscular problems. The incumbent should be able to deliver quality patient care to veterans in the scope of both neuromuscular neurology and specified sub-specialty. The incumbent should be able to demonstrate effective interaction with related services; display interest/experience in treating sub-specialties (i.e., neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and electromyography) to improve better outcomes. The incumbent should have additional certification in Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or certification in Electromyography by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The incumbent should have a peer review substantiation of excellence in the provision of general neurological care, as well as a proven track record and peer review excellence in provision of EMG studies and Neuromuscular Medicine in the clinic. The incumbent should be able to easily demonstrate, perform, and interpret electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction studies. The incumbent should have interest/experience in treating sub-specialty: headaches and migraines. Botox treatment for migraines preferred The incumbent will collaborate on a frequent basis with Administration, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, specialty neurologists, and other care lines to facilitate the operations within the Neurology Service Care Line to meet common goal(s). The incumbent shall foster and display a high level of patient and staff satisfaction. The incumbent should not only maintain a high degree of excellence but demonstrate the expectations to a higher-level in clinical outcomes while providing efficient quality patient care. The Incumbent should be to demonstrate responsibilities involved with participation in all aspects of the Neurology Program, including clinical, administrative, and teaching components that may also entail teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. The incumbent should be able to perform comprehensive neurological examinations. The successful applicant will participate in attending call schedule at the University of Florida. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 Work Schedule: Primary tour for this part-time position is Monday - Friday with flexible days/hours"]
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for those who have served in our nation's military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate whole health care to Veterans?Readying Warriors and Caring for Heroes! This position is located within Surgical Services at the CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. The FHCC is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Navy (DoN)/Department of Defense (DoD). It is larger than just a single facility, but rather it is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission. The combined mission of the FHCC means active duty military and their family members, military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at this facility.VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Join the FHCC team of energetic, career-minded professionals! For additional information, click onhttp://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/index.asp.