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Neurology - Huntington VA Medical Center - Huntington, WV

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Huntington, West Virginia
Closing date
Feb 13, 2025

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Specialty
Neurology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

NEUROLOGY OPPORTUNITY

We are looking to add a physician to our Neurology team at our Huntington VA Medical Center. We are seeking a highly motivated BE/BC Neurologist, with an unrestricted MD / DO medical license, who shares our commitment to providing excellent care to our US Veterans.

The Hershel "Woody" Williams Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Huntington, W. Va. is a fully accredited 80-bed acute medical and surgical care facility providing primary care and specialty health services, including radiology, mental health services, women’s health care, prosthetics, bariatric surgery, pain management, palliative care, neurology, sleep medicine and more.

Based on the 2022 All Employee Survey (AES) of all U.S. VA’s, the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center was ranked as:

    • #1 Best place to work in the VA System
    • #1 Highest employee satisfaction in the VA System
    • #1 Most highly recommended organization in the VA System

Major Duties / Responsibilities

  • Provides neurologic evaluation and treatment of Veterans on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • Responsible for diagnosis and management of patients suffering from a variety of neurological disorders, such as headache disorders, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or Alzheimer's disease.
  • Interprets EEGs, Evoked Potential Studies and performs EMGs
  • Perform the usual administrative components of patient care management, such as: timely documentation of progress notes, orders and consultation findings in electronic medical record, dictation, and electronic signature of procedural reports.
  • Participates in and/or manages all aspects of a general Neurology program
    • clinical
    • administrative
    • Academic – including the supervision of Neurology residents
    • Research components if desired
  • Manage patient workload within available staffing, which may include nurses / nurse practitioners / physician assistants.
  • Participates in the expanded use of clinical video telehealth / electronic consultation (e-Consult) to improve access to Neurology care.
  • The Neurologist ensures quality and timely services, provides customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with governing bodies such as JCAHO.
  • Collaborates with other VA physician services as appropriate.


Compensation / Benefits:

  • Excellent compensation – Great base salary, based on qualifications, with annual performance pay, biennial market pay raises & annual cost of living pay raises
  • Sign-on Incentive available – Will be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness (EDRP) - Up to $200,000 in student loan forgiveness available – based on work commitment
  • Clinical Faculty Appointment – if qualified, our affiliated medical school will grant an appointment
  • Excellent daily work schedule – Monday thru Friday – 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with potential for some weekends
  • Limited on-call coverage
  • Generous time away from practice – 26 days of annual leave, 13 annual sick days and 11 paid federal holidays
  • Annual CME allowance with 5 days for attending CME events
  • Malpractice – Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) / 401K with up to 5% in VA matching contributions vested after 3 years
  • Qualify for defined federal pension after 5 years of federal service – vested after 5 years.
  • Insurance – Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care available
  • Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restrictions on moonlighting

The quality of life in Huntington, WV is high, and the cost of living is low. The area offers a four-season environment with lake and river recreation, as well as a rich array of arts and cultural experiences. Huntington is home to award-winning public schools, magnet centers and the national & internationally ranked and acclaimed Marshall University.

Shopping areas include the Huntington Mall, the largest mall in West Virginia and the downtown area that includes Pullman Square – a truly modern town square that hosts a variety of festivals and special events all year around.

Huntington is within easy driving distance of several larger metropolitan areas such as Charleston, WV, Lexington, KY, Columbus, and Cincinnati, OH.

 

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