Position is located in the Intrepid Spirit Center, and works in partnership with Military Health System Centers of Excellence, The Defense Intrepid Network, and National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE).
The incumbent serves as a Neurologist at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at either the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda MD, or Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH).
As a clinical research institute, the NICoE provides a national level capability to address the most complex diagnostic and treatment challenges for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and complex psychological and social challenges, who have persistent impairment of function.
The NICoE conducts complex diagnostic evaluations and holistic intensive day treatment to clarify diagnosis, begin long-term recovery, and instill hope for patients and their families.
The NICoE also conducts translational research to foster improved outcomes across the enterprise and beyond. The Neurologist is an integral and critical clinician of the interdisciplinary diagnostic, evaluation, treatment planning, education and research team.
Routinely examines and conducts thorough studies of presenting Warriors utilizing and ordering evaluation assets including electroencephalography, Magnetic-encephalography (MEG), olfactory testing, and neuro-regenerative, neuro-imaging, vestibular, and sleep study evaluations. Integrates neurological test results with imaging studies, laboratory data and clinical findings to prescribe appropriate treatment including neuro-pharmaceuticals, and refers clients to specialists within NICoE as appropriate. The incumbent provides consultative services to other clinical team members as required. The incumbent coordinates and collaborates with other agencies within the DoD to include the Uniformed Services University Health (USUHS), the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) and its component centers, the National Institute of Health (NIH), as well as other federal and civilian academic collaborators.
Conducts comprehensive neurological exams on Warriors to include cranial nerve, motor/sensory and cerebellum function. Promotes a family-centered approach to care that emphasizes consensus planning between providers, Warriors and their family members. Interprets and integrates neurological exam test results with imaging, laboratory data, and information from other disciplines including psychiatry, physiatry, neuro-ophthalmology, and general medicine, for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in neurology in collaboration with clinicians in other medical specialties on cases involving complicated and multifaceted neurological and neuropsychiatric problems.
Oversees and educates interdisciplinary teams responsible for testing and treating Warriors with neurological issues, ensuring that the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained. Makes recommendations to the NICoE Director and Deputy Director for improvement of Warrior and family services and clinical operations related to the implementation of and conduct of quality improvement strategies.
Works in collaboration with interdisciplinary team consisting of clinic physicians and psychologists, neuroscience researchers, pharmacists, nurses, and professionals in various specialties. Continually fosters an interdisciplinary approach to care that relies on pattern recognition of physical, behavioral, social and spiritual conditions.
Clinical Investigation/Research/Education/Training. Applies advanced scientific methodologies in the design and execution of novel and innovative research in the field of neuro radiology. Participates in advanced clinical research projects, relative to neuro radiology. Participates in the development of protocols to investigate efficacy and effectiveness of new clinical tests, clinical practice guidelines, and standards of care. Serves as a role model for effective clinical practice skills. Supports the Research function, directing students, externs, residents, and fellows and/or trainees engaged in research assignments in preparation of theses, dissertations, and other graduate medical education (GME) projects. Maintains education/training responsibilities, associated with graduate students, enrolled in graduate and doctoral programs. Teaches principles of research to the second, third, and fourth year graduate students from various universities; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); WRNMMC and FBCH medical students, residents, fellows, and other allied health students working in, or rotating through, the service. Instructs trainees and students in various aspects of their professional education. Conducts select in-service with interns, residents, medical students, and other allied health professions throughout the DoD Military Health System (MHS). Writes and edits for publication, texts, articles and other materials for use as study sources and for research purposes. Represents NICoE and DCoE in clinical initiatives to external organizations and distinguished visitors to the NICoE.
Candidate "MUST" be Board certified.
Candidate "MUST" have at least two years of experience within the last five years treating TBI patients in a multidisciplinary setting.
Candidate have supervisory or managerial experience.
Candidate with work in research is preferred.
Must be a US Citizen