The Phoenix VA Health Care System is seeking a highly motivated provider who is interested or training in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Faculty appointment with the University of Arizona in Phoenix is available for the appropriate candidate. Clinical duties include but are not limited to: Provide in-patient and out- patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and treatment of disease. Evaluate, triage, and prioritize requests from primary care providers and others for outpatient neurology subspecialty consultations for patients suspected of having neurodegenerative diseases or other disorders of the nervous system. Obtain medical histories, conduct physical examinations, order and evaluate appropriate laboratory testing. Plan and prescribe treatment for patients with, or suspected of having neurodegenerative diseases or other disorders of the neurological disorders. Coordinate medical management and care with primary care providers and other clinical specialists, pharmacists, nursing staff, and other medical personnel in a multidisciplinary health care delivery system. Provide oversight and supervision for physician expanders (i.e. PA) in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with neurodegenerative diseases or other neurological disorders. Perform and supervise procedures related to neurodegenerative diseases including lumbar punctures, interrogation and programming of DBS stimulators and chemo- denervation procedures (e.g. IM administration of botulinum toxin) for movement disorders. Perform administrative tasks as assigned, such as peer review and review of patient access statistics, to promote and assure delivery of high-quality patient care in a timely, resourceful, and efficient manner. Demonstrate interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills that enable him/her to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, other specialists and non-physician members of the health care team. Function as a Clinician-Educator for medical and other health care (e.g. podiatry, PA) students, resident physicians and neurology fellows as part of an Academic Affiliation with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, VA/Banner Internal Medicine Residency Program and Neurology Subspecialty Fellowship program. Provide and present formal educational material on basic and current issues in neurodegenerative diseases and other neurological disorders for didactic and classroom sessions for students, residents, fellows, and colleagues. Participate in clinical or basic research studies on neurodegenerative diseases either as a PI or Co-investigator. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Yes. Telework: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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