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Physician (Neurology)

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System - New Orleans, Louisiana  
Summary Vacancy Identification Number: 1932281 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln?s promise ? " To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan " ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America?s Veterans. Project Legacy Statement: ? Residents of Greater New Orleans enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the United States. While we are known to enjoy many of the best restaurants in the world, more than 300 festivals, vibrant night life, not to mention Mardi Gras, that?s just the beginning of what we have to offer. We treasure family and community, our children have access to high-quality education, we enjoy an incredible abundance of the arts, and so much more! ? Here at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, we strive to be an efficient organization through continual process improvement and orderliness by eliminating waste in everything we do. We are generating a Lean environment of abundance and ownership, enabling us to become " one team creating the perfect patient experience " so that we may honor Veterans and their families.? ? We?re in the process of constructing and activating a new medical center that will serve as a model for health care of the future and set the standards for patient-centered care, flexibility and sustainability. It will be a level one, 200 bed tertiary care regional referral center that is projected to serve 70,000 enrolled Veterans. The new medical center will be approximately 1.6 million square feet, with two additional 1,000-car garages for both patients and staff on a 30-acre site in New Orleans. The facility has been designed to meet the full array of VA missions: health care to America?s heroes, education, research and national preparedness. It will authentically reflect the culture of the region and be the cornerstone for the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans. You can help us build from the ground up. Create history with us and join our team! ? For more information about the greater New Orleans area, visit To learn more about Project Legacy, the project to design and build a new medical center to replace the one damaged from Hurricane Katrina, visit ? Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Duties This position is located in the Neurology Service, (SLVHCS), New Orleans, Louisiana and supports our Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence. This position is responsible for providing a broad range of Neurology services to Veterans receiving care at the VAMC. Duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the Medical Center.The Physician follows established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Neurology Service, SLVHCS, Department of VHA, and the profession. Each Neurologist functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff. The position is for a board eligible, board certified Neurologist who will perform comprehensive neurological exams for veteran patients. Primary duties are to perform full general neurological examinations on established or newly consulted patients in the Neurology clinics, for signs or symptoms of neurologic dysfunction. The position will qualify for credentialing and privileging for admission, evaluation, treatment, consultation, telehealth, order diagnostic studies and procedures and perform general Neurology procedures except as specifically excluded from practice, on patients of all ages with symptoms of neurological dysfunction. The staff Neurologist performs full neurological exams and supervises Neurology residents and medical students throughout SLVHCS. The incumbent also initiates changes in the system for delivering care based on evidence based medicine research and /or studies. He or she assesses, plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates educational programs. He or she teaches effectively and creatively and provides guidance to others involved in the delivery of the educational program. The incumbent promotes and assists others in the application of findings from research and or studies. The Neurologist works within her or his privileges at all times.The Neurologist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She or he must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of neurology care; i.e. s/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen. Teaching is an integral part of the work of a VA staff Neurologist. This pertains to colleagues, residents, medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff. The staff Neurologist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested. The staff Neurologist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested. The staff Neurologist provides expanded access to services via off normal tour or on call periods. Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) is necessary in all areas in accordance with facility policy. All administrative work should be completed in a timely fashion. All VA requirements must be met on a timely basis. TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday, Days - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Other Shifts, as needed. (40 hour work week/80 hour two week pay period). Functional Statement: Physician (Functional Statement is available for review in the Human Resources Office) This is a Bargaining Unit Position Travel Required Not Required Relocation Authorized No Job Requirements Job Requirements Key Requirements You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. Subject to a background/suitability investigation. Subject to initial and/or random drug testing. Subject to initial and/or annual medical examination. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Current Employees must submit an SF-50. Subject required to complete Form 10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS Qualifications In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following: Basic Requirements: Must be proficient in written and spoken English.Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (e.g., professional, philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, PartII, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. PLEASE NOTE:? Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:? If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Physical Requirements: A pre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates. The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Physician applicants must have the mental and physical ability to perform core privileges required by the specialty position in addition to any specialty privileges requested. ? Veterans? Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s), SF-15 (as applicable) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.? For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application?checklist or visit Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation What To Expect Next After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your r?sum? and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made. ? You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on " Application Status. " For a more detailed update of your status, click on " more information. " Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.
BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure - Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period). It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Other Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Neurologist