| 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
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following:
- 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.
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 applicationchecklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(10-2850 - APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS, PODIATRISTS, OPTOMETRISTS AND CHIROPRACTORS)
*Other Veterans Document
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.
- Your resume may be submitted in any format (ex. bullet or paragraph).
- If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualifications determination, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e. HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
Veteran's 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 DD214(s) 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. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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 TAG:VacancyID.
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.