The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS), is a leader in the provision of rural health care, opening its first VA-staffed community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Farmington, New Mexico, followed by clinics in Artesia, Gallup, Raton, Silver City, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. In recent years, the NMVAHCS has contracted with Valor Healthcare, Primary Care Solutions and Ben Archer Health Center to provide Veterans access to clinics throughout New Mexico and southwest Colorado. 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. Preferred Experience: Board Certification as a Neurologist. Completion of a fellowship in a Neurology sub-specialty following completion of residency. 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: This position requires moderate lifting 15-45 pounds; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; straight pulling 1 hour; pulling hand over hand 2 hours; pushing 1 hour; reaching above shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking 1 hour; standing 4 hours; crawling 1 hour; kneeling .5 hours; repeated bending 1 hour; 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 eye; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted). Environment factors: radiant energy; working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work. ["**Announcement can close prior to the closing date if an applicant is selected.** The Neurology Service at the New Mexico VA Health Care System seeks a full-time neurology staff physician to join a vibrant group of general and sub-specialty trained neurologists. We are seeking a neurologist to share coverage of inpatient and outpatient neurology services in Albuquerque and both general and sub-specialty trained neurologists are welcome to apply. This position has the possibility of obtaining a faculty appointment with the Department of Neurology at the University of New Mexico. In addition, teaching opportunities are plentiful and an opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity within the residency program exists. The staff Neurologist is accountable to Chief, Neurology Service, to provide the most effective delivery of neurologic care throughout the medical center in compliance with VA and VHA Directives and The Joint Commission accreditation standards. The neurologist is expected to perform all services required in the practice of Neurology in the context of the VA system and his/her clinical privileges; and provide appropriate documentation in the medical record. Duties and Responsibilities: See patients in the outpatient general neurology consult and follow-up clinics. The outpatient clinics will consist of both in-person and virtual clinics. See inpatient neurology consults. Take calls from the ED as needed Responsible for the oversight of all aspects of neurologic care delivered to their assigned patients. Perform neurologic procedures like NCS/EMG, EEG interpretation and/or botulinum toxin injections commensurate to his/her individual training an d expertise, in accordance with local VA credentialing and privileging requirements. Supervise and teach neurology residents and other learners with potential for a leadership position in residency program 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 (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm"]
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.