The incumbent will provide comprehensive patient care in the form of consultative inpatient and outpatient Neurology patient care at the Charles George VA Medical Center located in Asheville, N.C. The incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Chief, Medicine Service.
Duties will include but are not limited to:
Primary duties are to perform full general neurological examinations on established or newly consulted patients in the Neurology clinics, inpatient wards or Emergency Department for signs or symptoms of neurologic dysfunction.
Responsibilities will include expanded use of clinical video telehealth (CVT)/electronic consultation (eConsult) to improve access to neurological care as well as increased use of Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) to foster education and improve care.
The Neurologist will perform indicated services for conditions in both in-patient and out-patient clinical settings, including telemedicine.
Initiates changes in the system for delivering care based on evidence based medicine research and /or studies. Assesses, plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates educational programs.
Teaches effectively and creatively and provides guidance to others involved in the delivery of the educational program.
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 neurological care; i.e. s/he is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen.
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.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Will participate in after hours on call responsibilities
* Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
* Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
* 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.
* Completion of residency training or its equivalent, approved by theDepartment of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certifications.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English.
* Physical requirements outlined below.
* Board Certified
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?, Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted).
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* CV or Resume (required).
* Online Occupational Questionnaire (required).
* VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists& Chiropractors. (required)
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants.
SF 50 (Most current NON-award if current Federal Employee)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification. (REQUIRED if claiming VP)
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1969809.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.