Physician - (Neurologist - Headache Specialist)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1883484
This is an open continuous announcement.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and/or the closing date, which ever event occurs first. Consequently, the position may be filled before the posted closing date. The first cut-off date is January 5, 2017. From that point applications will be referred as received.
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The Washington DC VA Medical Center is a tertiary care medical center and an active teaching facility for the Washington, DC area medical schools.
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Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.).
Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
Licensure: 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA Physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
(1) Those approved by the accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
English Language Proficiency: Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
· Board Certified/Board Eligible in Neurology
· Special interest in Headache and Pain Management
· Experience treating refractory headaches with all modalities including Botulinum Toxin injections.
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2 Physician, dated December 17, 2015. http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf
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PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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: Moderate lifting and Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; Reaching above shoulder; Walking and Standing, 1 hour; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing aid permitted; Both hands required; Working closely with others; and Working alone.
Neurology Service, at the Washington DC VA Medical Center seeks a Full-Time, Board Certified/Board Eligible in Neurology with special interest in Headache and Pain Management. The ideal candidate will have experience treating refractory headaches with all modalities including Botulinum Toxin injections.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Provide services to include, but not limited to diagnosing, treating and managing veteran patients with headaches according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques.
- Works with physicians and other clinical providers, trainees, and administrative staff with the Neurology Department.
- Responsible for a weekly Headache clinic and a weekly Botulinum Toxin clinic focused on Headache treatment.
- Works independently, caring for outpatients in an established headache clinic with Specialists and Primary Care physicians available for consultation.
- Participates in the general neurology clinic and actively participates in the Neurology Resident clinics in regard to oversight, clinical care and education/training.
- Takes turns covering the inpatient neurology ward and neurology consult service, overseeing and educating residents/students that may involve clinical care/oversight on weekends.
- Utilizes computer software/program for entering and signing of medical orders.
- Maintains familiarity and compliance with hospital infection prevention policies and procedures, ensuring the use of antiseptic methods in all procedures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30pm. Night, weekend, and holiday call is required in rotation with all neurology attendings.
Functional Statement Title: Physician (Neurologist-Headache Specialist)
Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not approved.
Telework: This position is not suitable for telework.
Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE: This is a Bargaining Unit position.