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Physician - Section Chief Neurology

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana
Closing date
Mar 1, 2025

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Specialty
Neurology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Shreveport, LA

The Overton Brook VA Medical Center is seeking a full-time, Section Chief of Neurology. Come taste the unique downhome southern-style cuisines and see the lively culture here in the historic city of Shreveport, LA. If you are looking for entertainment, Festival Plaza located in downtown Shreveport hosts over 60 festivals every year from the Mud Bug Festival to the Red River Revel, you are sure to be entertained year-round. We are seeking candidates who are highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and exceptional health of our Veterans. The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is fully dedicated to providing top-quality medical care by serving and honoring America s Veterans.

Highlights of this position include:

    Potential starting base salary: $330,000 - $336,000Daily schedule: Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery from any U.S. StateDegree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine.Directs, manages, and coordinates the planning and implementation of VA Neurology care throughout the Overton Brooks VAMC catchment areas. Administrative duties will be approximately 20% of mapped time.Develops or directs the development of performance standards, evaluates the performance of key supervisors, and reviews the evaluations made by subordinate supervisors or other employees.Maintains clinical duties in neurology service, which may include general neurology clinics, consults, procedures, or inpatient care.Assists the ACOS, Specialty Care with budget development and execution for VA Neurology Care.Serves as the principal spokesperson and advocate for Neurology Care and programs within the VA Medical Center.Coordinates and integrates clinical and administrative aspects of the programs into a comprehensive package of services to meet the needs of the Veteran population.Directs patient care needs assessments; identifies gaps in services and supports program development to meet those needsServes as a member of relevant committees.Develops short and long-range goals and objectives for provision of Neurology Section and programs.Ensures that there is compliance with all Joint Commission and other regulatory body functions and standards that are applicable to Neurology Section and programs (assessment of the patient; care of the patient; patient rights/organizational ethics, continuum of care; safety, etc.).Integrates the Neurology Section into primary functions of Specialty Care and the organization.Oversees, develops, coordinates, and evaluates academic programs affiliated with Neurology Service and serves as liaison with the sponsoring institutions for such programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Board certified or board eligible.

We offer:

    Predictable work schedules and a focus on quality rather than volumeAnnual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per yearHealth, Dental & Vision InsuranceMalpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/unlimited carry over; 11 paid holidaysFederal Retirement PlanSeparate 401K with partial agency matchPossible $1,000 per year reimbursement for CME s (must be full-time with board certification)This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), if approved

If interested, please email a copy of your current CV to me at Ashley.jones27@va.gov to schedule a time to discuss this exciting opportunity!

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