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The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time physician (Neurologist) to work in our Neurology Department. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or as the needs of the department change. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required We are seeking a Neurologist with a commitment 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. 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 Other duties as assigned A Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): 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. Learn more: Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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.