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The Minneapolis VA Healthcare System is actively seeking a full-time, board-certified Academic Neurologist with added expertise in Epilepsy Management. The Minneapolis VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECOE) is a national leader in evaluation, cutting-edge treatment and clinical research involving Veterans with epilepsy, and enjoys rich collaboration with other regional ECOEs at the Madison, Portland and Seattle VA facilities. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is a 1A complexity VA facility and serves the largest number of Veterans within the VISN 23 network. The Minneapolis VA ECOE is a national leader in evaluation, cutting-edge treatment and clinical research involving Veterans with epilepsy, and enjoys rich collaboration with other regional ECOEs at the Madison, Portland and Seattle VA facilities. In addition to the ECOE, the Department of Neurology is affiliated with multiple specialty centers within the Minneapolis VAHCS including: Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Center, Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, ALS Center of Excellence, Headache Center of Excellence, VISN 23 Comprehensive Pain Center, Affiliate site for Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), and will begin a new Deep Brain Stimulation implant program in 2021. Fiscal year 2019 included 26.8 million in total research expenditures. The successful candidate is fellowship trained in EEG with experience in epilepsy monitoring and management of epilepsy in the outpatient and inpatient settings and must hold added subspecialty certification in Epilepsy and/or Clinical Neurophysiology. The preferred candidate also holds Certification in Epilepsy Monitoring through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. A track record of peer-reviewed publication and post-fellowship clinical experience in epilepsy monitoring is also desired. The right candidate will engage in program development within the Minneapolis VA ECOE including; 1) evaluation and management of epilepsy patients in inpatient and outpatient settings 2) interpret diagnostic standard, ambulatory, ICU and continuous video-EEG monitoring 3) perform epilepsy pre-surgical evaluations 4) precept medical students and neurology residents in outpatient general neurology clinics and on the neurology inpatient-consultation service 5) educate clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows, and 6) actively participate in research activities. The physician will participate in the Neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis. The position offers academic appointment with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine - Department of Neurology at an academic rank commensurate with level of experience Recruitment/Relocation Incentive authorized. Amount to be determined. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinator, Joyce Zenner, can be reached at Joyce.Zenner@va.gov. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday with rotating call coverage
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.