This position is located at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHS) in Richmond VA. The Physician, Chief of Neurology duties: Administrative: Oversees administrative and programmatic resources as well as professional and administrative activities within the neurology section including selection, orientation and continuing education of staff in collaboration with other physician leaders. Assists in the coordination of program development to strengthen clinical and operational issues in the neurology service. Monitoring and ensuring the neurology service is compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission (JC) standards, and other regulations. Recommends appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the section and others requesting privileges within the section. Clinical: Provides clinical consultation to Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHS) clinical staff. Patient caseload may be inpatient, outpatient, or both. Examine patients suffering from neurological disorders, such as seizure disorders, Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. The physician may work with primary care physicians on a consulting basis when a patient has symptoms that suggest a neurological issue. Examinations for neurological patients may include tests of a patient's cranial nerve function, cognitive status, motor skills and sensory system by asking the patient to perform activities. Academic/Teaching/Training: Provides leadership, guidance, teaching and consultation on staff education and development to Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHS) Neurology clinical staff including neurology/internal medicine residents as well as other clinical trainees and clinical staff. Other Significant Responsibilities: May serve on Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHS) Committees. Work schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm/Compressed hours may be authorized Telework: May be authorized Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized; However, the Appraised Value Offer (AVO) program is not being offered. PCS Expenses: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Travel: Not Required Note: Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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