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Neurologist BC/BE

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Northport, New York
Closing date
Jan 1, 2025

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Specialty
Neurology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
The Northport VAMC neurology team (4 neurologists, NP, RN) cares for patients in the outpatient setting and as consultants to the ED/inpatient units and CLCs. We are a resident training site, affiliated with SUNY Stony Brook. As a Limited Hours Stroke Facility, we work closely with counterparts at SUNY Stony Brook for higher level stroke care. Additionally, we work with specialty providers in our VISN in the areas of Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, ALS, SCI, Multiple Sclerosis and Neurosurgery.

Duties

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. The EDRP Coordinators can be reached at VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov.


Provide comprehensive neurologic consisting of assessment and evaluation, diagnosis, development of a treatment plan, referrals and consultations, and coordination of neurologic care with other services (social work, physical therapy, consultative specialists)
-Participate in after visit care such as result reporting, telephone calls
-Participates in the facility mission by participating in quality management activities and in committees as assigned.
-The neurologist is responsible to perform his/her duties and responsibilities, clinically and administratively, in accordance with the guidelines developed for clinical privileges and the bylaws of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, New York.

Attending neurologists perform history and physical/neurologic examinations, evaluate all neurologic problems and define the appropriate therapeutic approach and follow up. The neurologist will routinely review imaging results and a range of clinical laboratory and other tests. Results are to be reported to the patient in the appropriate time frame, with appropriate chart documentation. CPRS notes, correspondence letters and other forms of documentation should be within the guidelines of VHA directives and facility policy. Privacy adherence with all PHI. Review consultations for scheduling or Neurology E-consultation. Care may be provided face to face or virtual settings, depending on the clinical need. Attendings address the unique characteristics and issues regarding the young adult (18-39), middle adult (40-64), older adult (65-80), and geriatric (80+) patient, taking into consideration cognitive deficits and emotional and behavioral reactions to stressful life events such as ill health, economic problems, and the loss of significant others. Perform clinical functions appropriate to credentials, training and experience. Participates in the assigned on-call and inpatient/ER consult rotation. All activities are performed compliance with VA and VHA Directives, facility policy and The Joint Commission standards.

Participates in service quality/performance efforts. Conducts peer reviews when requested. Responsible for timely completion of assigned Compensation and Pension exams, documentation. Adheres to all facility requirements such as TMS trainings, Time and Attendance policy adherence, Neurology Service policy

Attendings will be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of residents and medical students from Stony Brook rotating on the Northport VAMC Neurology service.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package.

VHA Physician Total Rewards.
EDRP Approved
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE APPROVED

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (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
Work Schedule: Typical tour Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm encompassing clinical duties. Possible on call duties.

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