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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Approved Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Approved Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Approved Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringle@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 The Neurology section Chief is a position established within the office of the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Specialty Care. The Neurology Chief oversees administrative and programmatic resources as well as professional activities within the Neurology section (including the Polytrauma and TBI programs) of the Specialty Care service. This includes the supervision of staff neurologists, traumatic brain injury (TBI) speech and language pathologists (SLP), nurse practitioner/APRN, and social worker. The incumbent is responsible for developing and initiating policies, procedures, and organizational structures necessary to achieve the stipulated goals of the neurology section as directed by the ACOS for specialty care. The incumbent has leadership responsibility for all administrative operations of the neurology section. The Neurology section chief will also provide neurology clinical consultation services in VA PIHCS clinics including the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). These clinical responsibilities include teaching and supervising medical trainees from the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of medicine (JABSOM) who rotate through the clinic. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 in compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, facility policies, Joint Commission (JC) standards, and other regulations. Participates in hospital and medical staff activities such as accreditation requirements, quality assessment, quality improvement projects, committee assignments, lean activities, HEDIS, SAIL measures, etc. Recommends appointment and clinical privileges for each member of the section and others requesting privileges within the section. Supervises staff neurologists and TBI SLPs and regularly reviews their productivity, and performance. May serve on VA PIHCS committees at the discretion of the ACOS for Specialty Care. Assist the ACOS for Specialty Care and/or the specialty service's administrative officer in dealing with patient complaints, inquiries from the White House, inquiries from Congress, investigations from VA and national investigative bodies, evaluation of tort claim, etc. Ability to function within the parameters set by VA with regards to consult management, utilizing order sets in CPRS, documentation in CPRS, and other requirements of the VA's electronic medical record system. Clinical Provides direct outpatient clinical care for outpatients with neurological problems and neurological consultation to VA PIHCS clinical staff within outpatient clinics at the ACC and CBOCs through face to face visits in the clinics including CBOC travel, as well as virtual visits through telehealth or telephone, and e-consults as required. The Neurology Chief functions as a staff neurologist for their clinical duties to include examining patients suffering from neurological disorders, such as headaches, seizure disorders, Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's disease. The neurologist 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
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