This position is in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Baltimore VA Medical Center (VAMC)/ (VISN 5), and Neurology Service. The Neurologist will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with the standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program. He/she is to ensure appropriate use of the available resources and will be responsible for state-of-the-art standards of care.
Additional duties will include but are not limited to:
- The physician would participate in and/or manage aspects, as assigned, of the facility's Epilepsy Program and a general Neurology program, to include clinical, administrative, academic, and research components if warranted.
- Provides direct patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Thoroughly documents examinations and histories using appropriate programs and forms.
- Completes all medical records (including discharge summaries) in accordance with Bylaws, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff.
- Participates in special duties as assigned by the Director, Epilepsy Center of Excellence, VA Maryland Health Care System.
- Serves on medical committees, as assigned.
- He/she collaborates with other services as appropriate.
- The physician would manage patient workload within available staffing, which may include support of nurse practitioners.
- The physician may work with primary care physicians on a consulting basis when a patient has symptoms that suggest a neurological issue.
- Provides education to other physicians and healthcare professionals regarding neurological disorders and their treatments.
- Examinations for neurological patients may include tests of a patient's cranial nerve function, cognitive status, motor skills and sensory system by asking the patient to perform activities.
- Ability to provide sub-specialty epilepsy services as well as see outpatient neurology appointments.
- Ability to conduct electroencephalograms (EEGs).
- Ability to provide clinical consultation to clinical staff both within and outside of Neurology Service.
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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: Must be full-time with board certification
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
The VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) is a Level I tertiary multi campus teaching facility affiliated with the University of Maryland - School of Medicine and over 100 educational institutions. Located next to the University of Maryland Medical Center with a walkway connecting the two facilities, the medical center maintains an active affiliation with the University in the sharing of staff, resources, and technology. Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and primary care services. As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the medical center offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. It is home to the world s first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system.
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