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. 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. Education: 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. Licensure: 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. English Proficiency: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Ability to provide sub-specialty epilepsy services as well as see outpatient neurology appointments. Ability to conduct electroencephalograms (EEGs). Ability to provide clinical consultation to clinical staff both within and outside of Neurology Service. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2. Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs.); Light Carrying (15 lbs. and under); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (1hr) ; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). ["This announcement is being extended to 12/30/2022 and applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Baltimore VA Medical Center (VAMC)/ (VISN 5), and Neurology Service. The successful candidate will serve as a Neurologist. He/she will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources and will be responsible for the state-of-the-art standards of care. Additional duties will include but are not limited to; The physician would participate in and/or manage aspects, as assigned, of the facility's Epilepsy Program and a general Neurology program, to include clinical, administrative, academic, and research components if warranted. Provides direct patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings. Thoroughly documents examinations and histories using appropriate programs and forms. Completes all medical records (including discharge summaries) in accordance with Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff. Participates in special duties as assigned by the Director, Epilepsy Center of Excellence, VA Maryland Health Care System. Serves on medical committees, as assigned. He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate. The physician would manage patient workload within available staffing, which may include support of nurse practitioners. The physician may work with primary care physicians on a consulting basis when a patient has symptoms that suggest a neurological issue. Provides education to other physicians and healthcare professionals regarding neurological disorders and their treatments. 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. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Stephanie Scales, firstname.lastname@example.org, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Learn more. 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: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m."]
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