Physician-Neurology -Parkinson Disease Research Ed and Clinical Center Director

Richmond, Virginia
Mar 04, 2021
Mar 11, 2021
Full Time


Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

The physician is responsible for direct patient care of patients with Neurological disorders and for the delivery of quality care to a culturally diverse veteran patient population; is responsible for management of acute and chronic neurologic illnesses and see patients in an outpatient setting.
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The Parkinson Disease Research Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) Director collaborates directly with the Chief of the Neurology Service and VACO PADRECC colleagues to coordinate and direct the daily functions of the Center of Excellence including managing providers, leading program expansion, fiscal planning, liaison work with other departments and development and implementation of research opportunities.

The PADRECC Director will be the direct point of contact (POC) overseeing physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses for the center. Additional clinical responsibilities are performed as agreed upon by the local Neurology Service Chief or VACO leadership.

Administrative Duties:
1. Collaborates with VACO leadership and the local Neurology Service Chief to update and maintain PADRECC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Medical Center Memorandums (MCMs), as mandated by the medical center and VACO policy.

2. Serves as local expert and liaison to medical center Chief of Staff for specific movement disorder-related care, vendor relations, laboratory/clinic facility modernization.

3. Prepares reports of clinic performance, including but not limited to: productivity, scheduling, cost efficiency, provider ongoing clinical performance reviews, staff yearly performance reviews and compliance with medical center policies.

4. Supervises all PADRECC clinic staff and ensures compliance with medical center and VACO policies.

5. Provides regular assessment of work performance, feedback and improvement of PADRECC clinic staff .

6. Collaborates with VACO leadership and the local Neurology Service Chief to maintain and improve.
performance of clinic staff and advocates for staff training.

7. Performs recruitment and retention of clinic staff.

8. Collaborates with PADRECC AO to purchase, update and maintain needed equipment .

9. Performs or delegates subsection projects, such as performance/quality improvement, program expansion.

10.Performs or delegates review of patient relations feedback.

Clinical Duties:
1. Obtains history, performs examinations, orders lab tests or diagnostic studies, prescribes medications or durable medical equipment for the evaluation and management of neurologic disorders.

2. Provides continuity of care for patients with neurologic disorders.

3. Requests referrals for further specialist care.

4. Documents all patient encounters accurately in the medical record.

5. Supervises Nurse Practitioners (NPs), rotating residents, medical students and fellows.

6. Serves as attending on Neurology Consult patient service as scheduled by Neurology Service Chief.

The physician performing activities that reflect the educational, experiential and competency requirements outlined in the nine (9) dimensions:
  • Quality of Care
  • Performance
  • Educational/Career Development
  • Collegiality
  • Ethics
  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Resource Utilization

In addition, the physician is accountable and responsible for possessing the knowledge and skills to:
  • Communicate and interact appropriately and courteously with all internal
    and external customers
  • Maintain confidentiality of electronic, written, and/or verbal patient/employee information
  • Demonstrate working practices include adherence to Infection Control
    standards and the safe use and operation of equipment
Work Schedule: 7:45AM-4:30PM - Monday - Friday
Recruitment Incentive: Not authorized
Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Interest and experience beyond residency in Neurology.
2. Completion of a fellowship in movement disorders.
3. At least 5 years of experience in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder diagnosis and management.
4. Experience in movement disorder research and teaching.
5. Further experience in administration, with particular experience in managing multiple providers with various work styles, workflow efficiency, budgeting, and executive level collaboration is preferred.

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 requirement: 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. Position requires walking, bending, stooping, light lifting (under 15 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, both legs required, walking (2 hours), standing (2 hours), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, both eyes required, 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, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, Hearing (aid may be permitted), working alone, working closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours of work.


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. For further information, visit: .

Additional information

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 eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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