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Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) The incumbent will serve as VAMC staff neurologist and Chief of the Neurology Section of the Medical Service. Core duties include inpatient and outpatient clinical care, teaching, and administrative duties. Scholarly activity commensurate with an academic appointment with the university affiliate is expected. Protected research time is available for candidates with extramural funding and a track record of research productivity. Clinical The incumbent will be responsible for directing all neurological services at VAMC. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief, Medicine Service, VAMC for these clinical duties. These duties are in effect every month. Inpatient Service The incumbent will perform requested initial neurological consultations and follow-up care on inpatients, and precept rotating house staff and students. The incumbent will admit neurological patients to the medical service as appropriate. Approximately 25 to 45 new inpatient neurological consultations are requested and performed each month. The neurology service is operated as a consultation service and typically follows approximately 4 to 10 neurological patients at any given time. Outpatient Service The incumbent will supervise all outpatient neurological services. Neurology outpatient clinics are currently held multiple days weekly. The incumbent will typically examine 4 to 6 new outpatients and will see 6 to 8 revisit patients daily. Participation in the ALS clinic is also expected. In addition, the incumbent will supervise neurology residents, the outpatient intern, and the neurology student in the clinic (see below). On occasion, the incumbent will be called to see urgent or emergent outpatients, as requested. EEG Service A part-time EEG technician performs 3 to 6 EEGs weekly. The incumbent will read the EEGs, precept a neurology resident as applicable, and dictate reports. EMG Service The EMG/NCVs are divided between neurology and physiatry. Approximately 3 to 6 studies are done weekly. The incumbent can perform these in conjunction with the physiatry staff, if desirable. Currently, the Chief, PM & R is primarily responsible for performing EMG/NCV studies. Teaching is performed on three sites: VAMC, DMS, and MHMH. VAMC Teaching The incumbent is responsible for teaching the neurology residents and students assigned to VAMC neurology and the other house staff and students caring for inpatients and outpatients. The incumbent may be asked to perform occasional teaching to others at the VAMC. ' DMS Teaching As a member of the DHMC neurology section, the incumbent will be asked to teach DMS students in rotation with the other members of the neurology section, under the supervision of the Chair of Neurology, DHMC. Supervisory The incumbent will be responsible for supervising the patient care activities of the neurology resident(s) and medical student(s) assigned to the VAMC. This duty encompasses reviewing all patient care encounters and usually requires independent examinations of and notes on all new patients. Written assessments of trainees must be completed periodically. Scholarly Activity/Research Scholarly activity is expected as an academic physician. Protected research time is available for candidates with extramural funding and a track record of productivity in research. Scholarly productivity is an essential ingredient of faculty development and academic promotion at DMS. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Work Schedule: TBD The incumbent is responsible for neurology on-call coverage. The attending neurology on-call duties will be performed on a rotating basis.
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