The Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time Neurologist to work in our Neurology Department. The Neurologist must be committed to compassionate, patient-centered care, a desire to work in a collaborative professional environment and enthusiasm for ongoing process improvement. Integrity, empathy, collegiality, and a strong work ethic are expected. To learn more about Cincinnati, OH, click on this link. 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. Specialized Experience: Specialized experience considered as it pertains to the position of Neurologist is successful completion of ACGME accredited EEG/epilepsy fellowship and/or; Successful completion of Added Qualifications in Neurophysiology by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Formal training and/or experience in MS (Multiple sclerosis), dementia, or cognitive disorders Selective Placement Factors: Board certified or board certification eligible in Neurology American BLS and ACLS certifications Preferred Experience: EEG Interpretation EMG Interpretation Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia or migraine prophylaxis Physical requirements include: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Light lifting (under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability. Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful. 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. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment Incentive available for well-qualified candidates.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Relocation Assistance is available for current federal/VA employees. 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\nWork Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or as the needs of the department change. The Staff Neurologist will manage a variety of neurological conditions of Veteran patients who are experiencing seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, migraines, and much more. This physician will see general neurology patients in outpatient clinic and will have ward duty on the Neurology inpatient/consult service. Basic privileges for a Staff Neurologist, include, but are not limited to the following: Admit, evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide non-surgical therapy to patients with illnesses or injuries of the neurological system including the provision of consultation. Assess, stabilize, and determine disposition of patients with emergent neurological conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services. Ensure all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care Collaborates with other services as appropriate. Provides e-Consult services. Participates in quality assurance programs and peer review. Ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program, and other regulatory and inspection bodies/agencies that collaborate with VHA. Provide comprehensive care to include diagnosis, treatment and education of patients with neurological disorders. Differential diagnosis of all major categories of central and peripheral neurological diseases and management/treatment of these diseases including, but not limited to the following categories/diagnoses of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. vascular diseases including: acute and prior stroke nonsurgical brain hemorrhage vasculitis inflammatory or autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and demyelinating peripheral neuropathy traumatic injuries to brain spinal cord and peripheral nerve toxic or metabolic disturbances such as drug-induced or metabolic encephalopathy infections such as meningitis/ encephalitis iatrogenic disorders such as neurological side effects of medications neoplastic disorders such as primary or secondary brain or spinal cord tumors epilepsy/seizures including status epilepticus movement disorders such as Parkinson disease and dystonia neuromuscular diseases such as myopathy delirium and dementia neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis congenital and hereditary CNS and PNS diseases increased intracranial pressure and coma lumbar puncture Interpretation of CT and MRI of brain and spinal cord, informal (i.e. unofficial) Special optional procedure includes: EEG Interpretation Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia or migraine prophylaxis EMG Interpretation Other duties as assigned This position may be shared with the University of Cincinnati."]
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