MOVEMENT DISORDER NEUROLOGIST - PHYSICIAN

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 16, 2024

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Specialty
Neurology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

We are looking to add a skilled Movement Disorder Specialist Neurologist to join our Richmond VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. We are seeking a highly motivated Board Eligible/Board Certified Neurologist with additional fellowship training in movement disorders, with a full and unrestricted medical license from any state or territory, who shares our commitment to providing excellent care to our US Veterans.

Richmond VAMC houses one of only six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers of Excellence in the VA system nationwide. The mission of the PADRECC is to support quality of life by providing comprehensive medical and surgical care to Veteran patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, advancing investigation into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease, and enhancing understanding of the disorder through education, outreach and research. Our PADRECC team is comprised of movement disorder neurologists, a rehabilitation physiatrist, nurse practitioner, functional neurosurgeon, nursing staff, rehabilitation therapies including speech pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision rehab, music therapy, assistive technology, palliative care, social work and chaplain services. 

The Richmond VA Medical Center, located in Richmond, Virginia, is a level 1a 349-bed facility offering primary, secondary, and tertiary health care in medicine, surgery, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, intensive care, intermediate care, precision oncology, acute and sustaining spinal cord injury, polytrauma care, skilled nursing home care, and palliative care. The medical center has four community-based outpatient clinics located in Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Emporia and Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and a strong and mutually beneficial affiliation with the Medical College of Virginia. Residency programs exist in virtually all general and specialty areas of medicine, rehabilitation, surgery, psychiatry, and dentistry. 

 

Major Duties / Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Neurologist include, but are not limited to the following:

Provides a full range of movement disorder neurology services including assessment and using the most appropriate techniques in providing quality care in outpatient and inpatient neurology care settings. The physician should also be comfortable and proficient in general neurology patient care for resident clinic and inpatient consultation services. 

Teaching is an integral part of the work of a VA staff Neurologist. Teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows is required.

Shares/rotates after hour and weekend home call responsibilities with other neurology physicians in the service.

Collaborates with midlevel providers and physician colleagues with clear communication and documentation.

Work will be a combination of on-site and remote telework as the needs of the service/division dictate based on space. Physicians are expected to be proficient in evaluation and management of patients both through in person and virtual telehealth visits. 

Compensation / Benefits:

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards

    Excellent compensation – Competitive salary ranges from $250,000 - $300,000 per year based on qualifications, with biennial market pay reviews. Up to $15K annual performance bonus and annual increase in wages based upon Cost-of-Living Allowance and longevity.
    Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) - Up to $250,000 in student loan forgiveness – based on work commitment
    Excellent daily work schedule – Monday thru Friday – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm standard schedule with rotating call for weekday evenings and weekends. Limited on-call coverage responsibilities
    Generous time away from practice – Up to 55 days of paid time off per year, 26 days of annual leave, 13 annual sick days and 11 paid federal holidays
    Up to 5 days off may be approved to attend approved CME for Full-Time Board-Certified physicians
    Great medical and retirement benefits with up to 5% employer TSP matching & Federal Retirement Pension. Employees are vested after 5 years of full-time employment.Academic Association with Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia Neurology Residency Program with ample opportunities to be engaged in GME resident education on site.
    Insurance – Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care available (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Provided Federal tort reform liability protection and malpractice tail coverage.

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