The scope of practice in Neurology includes treatment and management of neurological disorders which come under the headings of either disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) or disorders of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and motor unit. The care provided may involve long term management of various medical problems such as strokes, seizure disorders, brain and spinal cord mass lesions, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, headaches, and dementia. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Eligible in Neurology. Ability to interpret EEGs and EMG/Nerve conduction studies Completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited residency in Internal Medicine. Preferred Experience: Board Certified in Neurology 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: Position is subject to a pre-employment physical and medical examination. This position requires: lifting, carrying; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (8 hours); standing (8 hours); repeated bending; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work and occasional emotional strain. ["The scope of practice in Neurology includes treatment and management of neurological disorders which come under the headings of either disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) or disorders of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and motor unit. The care provided may involve long term management of various medical problems such as strokes, seizure disorders, brain and spinal cord mass lesions, movement disorders, demyelinating diseases, headaches, and dementia. Disorders of the peripheral nervous system and motor unit including motor neuron diseases, radiculopathies, neuropathies, diseases of the neuromuscular junction and myopathies. The procedures (listed below) are performed Treatments or Activities Performed: Ability to interpret EEGs and EMG/Nerve conduction studies is required. Inpatients: The Neurologist provides consultations for inpatients on the Acute Medicine, Long Term Care Units and in Mental Health Settings. This includes initial evaluation, follow-up care and any appropriate procedures as needed. Outpatients: Patients are seen in the Ambulatory Procedure Suite, or Inpatient, Outpatient, CLC's Urgent Care, Residential for consultation services, Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT) for consultation services. . SETTINGS: Inpatient, Outpatient, VA Community Clinics, CLC's, Ambulatory Procedure Suite, Urgent Care, HBPC, Residential, Telehealth 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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:00 am - 4:30pm)"]
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