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Physician (Neurologist)

White River Junction, VT, USA | USA Government

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The incumbent will serve as Chief of the Neurology Section of the Medical Service. Core duties include inpatient and outpatient clinical care, teaching, and administrative duties. Scholarly activity commensurate with an academic appointment with the university affiliate is expected. Protected research time is available for candidates with extramural funding and a track record of research productivity.

A relocation or recruitment incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates.

Eligible candidates may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP).

The incumbent will be responsible for directing all neurological services at the Medical Center.

Perform requested initial neurological consultations and follow-up care on inpatients, and precept rotating housestaff and students; admit neurological patients to the medical service as appropriate.

Examine new outpatients and follow up on patients daily. Participation in the ALS clinic is also expected.

Read EEGs, precept a neurology resident as applicable, and dictate reports.

Responsible for teaching the neurology residents and students assigned to VAMC neurology and the other housestaff and students caring for inpatients and outpatients. The incumbent may be asked to perform occasional teaching to others at the VAMC. Participation in joint educational conferences at DHMC is encouraged.

Represent the neurological patient needs to the appropriate administrators. Other administrative tasks include sharing requested committee membership on VAMC and DHMC committees, sharing quality improvement responsibilities with other members of the Medical Service, and attending scheduled meetings of the Medical Service, Department of Medicine, Section of Neurology, and Medical Staff.

Supervise patient care activities of the neurology resident(s) and medical student(s) assigned to the VAMC. This duty encompasses reviewing all patient care encounters and usually requires independent examinations of and notes on all new patients. Written assessments of trainees must be completed periodically.

Scholarly activity is expected as an academic physician. Protected research time is available for candidates with extramural funding and a track record of productivity in research. Scholarly productivity is an essential ingredient of faculty development and academic promotion at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Incumbent is responsible for neurology on-call coverage on a rotating basis.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/18/2020.

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 Experience: Board certified Neurologist

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: The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.


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