Skip to main content

Physician Neurologist (Behavioral Neurology) Location is Bay Area California

Department of Veterans Affairs
Martinez, California
Closing date
Jan 23, 2025

View more

Full Time
Position Type
The physician will be assigned to the Martinez VA Medical Center and reports to the Chief of Neurology. The position will encompass the breadth of clinical care, including inpatient consultation and outpatient clinic. Additionally, consultation via telehealth video to inpatient, ED, and outlying clinics. We are seeking fellowship trained candidates with experience in clinical and investigative aspects of Behavioral Neurology/Dementia/Stroke/TBI. An academic appointment with UC Davis School of Medicine is a distinct possibility, opportunities for teaching and research abound. Incumbent will diagnose, treat, and manage patients with neurological disorders focused on behavioral/dementia/stroke/traumatic brain injury issues while working closely with other Neurologists and Nurse Practitioners with different sub-specialty training and interests.

Martinez, California is a small, cozy, historic town nestled between the Mount Diablo foothills and the Carquinez Straights in the East Bay of Northern California. This location has a lot to offer to those seeking good weather and an abundance of outdoor activities, whether you prefer the beaches of San Francisco, or the mountains and snow of Lake Tahoe, and it is a short distance from day trips in Napa wine country.

The physician is expected to have full competency in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment & management (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological and including cognitive rehabilitation) of common neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's/Lewy body disease, Huntington's disease, frontotemporal dementia and its subtypes, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, behavioral syndromes due to focal brain lesions such as stroke, as well as the wide scope of neurobehavioral phenomena due to multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, developmental insults and toxic-metabolic aberrancies.

The physician is expected to show competency in functional behavioral neuroanatomy & neuroimaging, neurophysiology and the neurochemical underpinnings of disease entities exhibiting neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric manifestations. A candidate is expected to have competency in administering and interpreting neuropsychologic and neuropsychiatric battery tests. Candidates must have experience of leading interdisciplinary treatment teams. A candidate is expected to establish dementia treatment programs commensurate with treatment progress in the field. 3) Have a full, unrestricted medical license in any state, and 4) confirm vaccination for seasonal influenza.

Candidates must: 1) be a US citizen or PRA (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with [38 U.S.C. 7407(a)]; 2) possess a current, full, unrestricted medical license in any state, 3) board prepared/certified Neurology.
INCENTIVES: Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) offers up to $200,000 over 5-years, tax-free and/or Recruitment Incentive with minimum 3-year service obligation. Recruitment/ relocation may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Not currently pre-approved
BENEFITS: 104 hours paid vacation (part-time physicians earn 1 hour of vacation leave for every 10 hours worked); 52 hours paid sick leave (part-time physicians earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 20 hours worked); 11 paid Federal holidays (any time clinics are closed you get time-off with pay and does not come out of paid vacation); Competitive Salary; Annual Physician Performance Pay; Malpractice protection with tail coverage covered by the Federal government; CME- 1 week paid authorized absence to attend and after 1 year of employment $1,000 per year stipend toward CME if BC (does not come out of paid vacation/time is prorated for part-time staff); No Physician Employment Contract; no significant restriction on moonlighting

Apply for Physician Neurologist (Behavioral Neurology) Location is Bay Area California

Already uploaded your CV? Sign in to apply instantly

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on JAMA Career Center you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert