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The Birmingham VA Healthcare System is currently recruiting for a temporary Neurology Physician to work within the Neurology Clinic. The position will entail a full 8/8th physician performing EMG and nerve conduction studies in the Department of Neurology outpatient clinic. The physician will be responsible for overseeing the EMG technicians daily, evaluating patients, performing EMG, interpreting nerve conduction studies, writing reports and communicating with referring physicians. The physician will be responsible for urgent same-day studies on inpatients. The physician will attend 3 neuromuscular clinics per month, seeing veterans with a range of neuromuscular diseases including myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy and ALS. The physician will have a clinical appointment at the academic affiliate, UAB, in the Department of Neurology. The position involves supervision and teaching responsibilities of neurology residents and neurophysiology fellows rotating through the VA. Administrative duties associated with this position will include monthly meetings with the UAB Division of Neuromuscular disease to organize and manage resident and fellow education/supervision at the VA. Finally, the physician will participate in formal didactic teaching of VA residents in neuromuscular disease and EMG. Opportunities for clinical research will be available depending on the interests and experience of the candidate. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Preferred Experience, fellowship training in EMG and neuromuscular medicine. Board Eligible for clinical neurophysiology or neuromuscular medicine. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30pm- may be required to work weekends, holidays, overtime. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.