Physician (Neurology)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Salisbury, North Carolina
Jul 13, 2021
Jul 13, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides guidance and supervision for the medical students and residents (interns, residents, and/or fellows) assigned to Medicine Service/subspecialty services and clinics according to the standards outlined in Center Policy Memorandum, 11-4, "Supervision of Postgraduate residents," when assigned to do so by the Chief, Medicine Service.
  • Participates in and attends medical center committees and/or teams as assigned by the Chief Medicine Service and in his/her absence.
  • Participates in various facility programs designed to enhance and improve the delivery of patient care services, such as Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) teams, as assigned by Chief, Medicine Service.
  • Demonstrates commitment to high quality customer service, including specific measures identified as performance goals by the Medical Center.
  • Adheres to all information security and privacy measures set by VHA and the Medical Center.
  • Annually develops and evaluates professional and personal goals.
  • Identifies individual professional learning needs and participates in formal programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, as well as self-directed learning activities, completes facility wide mandatory education yearly
  • A physician, who is a supervisor, approves and disapproves leave for other staff physicians, technical and nursing personnel, and/or clerical personnel under his/her supervision.
  • A physician, who is a supervisor, participates in the selection of new staff; prepares for promotions and recognition of outstanding performance of staff he/she supervises.
  • A physician, who is a supervisor, revises work schedules and assignments on short notice to meet frequent, abrupt, and unpredictable changes in prescribed workloads and deadlines.
  • Provides quality patient-centered patient care to both inpatients and outpatients for adults age 18-65 and older adults age 65+ as assigned by Chief, Medicine Service.
  • Maintains clinical privileges in the areas of his/her expertise and in all areas required to carry out the duties of his/her assignments/responsibilities within Medicine Services.
  • Demonstrate sound decision making skills, both clinical and administrative, which bring credit to the profession and serve to enhance the distinctive and contributory role of physicians.
  • Facilitate the delivery of appropriate patient care in collaboration with other health professionals, medical center staff, and management.
  • Serves as staff attending for sub-specialty consult service as assigned.
  • Participates as a peer reviewer process when requested.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary activities involving the treatment plan and discharge plans of patients admitted to the Medicine bed services.
  • Systematically evaluates patient care programs in all Medicine venues.
  • Exhibits leadership in initiating changes in patient care programs based on current concepts and finding from research and studies. Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing medical education, both formal and informal.
  • Successfully integrates patient care activities on Medicine Services and other patient care programs at the medical center and in the community such as Social Work, Prosthetics, Home Based Health Care (HBHC), and private nursing homes.
  • Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and treating seriously ill, multi-symptomatic patients when clinical assignments so dictate.
  • Completes all medical record documentation in CPRS in a timely manner, including view alerts and encounter completion.
  • Includes patient/family/significant other/health care provider in establishing realistic, measurable goals related to health education and treatment plan and in planning care on a continuum; assists staff in the process of mutual goal setting.
  • Demonstrates skill in implementation of clinical practice guidelines and protocols for patients with complex medical care needs.
  • Documents administrative and clinical information in a thorough and accurate manner.
  • Utilizes problem solving methodologies to resolve problems that impact on patient care or staff performance.
  • Plans implements, and evaluates care based on age specific requirements of the patient.
  • Serves as a role model in assessing and evaluating patient status and identifying priority needs for care.
  • Develops the initial plan of care and updates the plan, serving as a resource person to less experienced staff, and acts as a leader in developing standards of care.
  • Makes decisions based on professional standards
  • Assesses veterans by utilizing advanced clinical judgment and physical assessment skills.
  • Identifies acute/non-acute/chronic health problems.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 8.00 AM -4:30pm
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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Conditions of Employment
* U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* Must pass pre-employment physical examination
* Current, unrestricted licensure
* Must be Board Certified
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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.
* Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
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.

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