Neurology Service is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Physician (Neurologist) for part time employment with the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Health Care System (BVAHCS)
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Major duties of the Physician - Neurology/Electromyogram (EMG)
The position will entail two half days per week performing EMG and nerve conduction studies in the Department of Neurology outpatient clinic. The physician will be responsible for overseeing the EMG technicians on those days, evaluating patients, performing EMG, interpreting nerve conduction studies, writing reports and communicating with referring physicians. The physician will be responsible for urgent same-day studies on inpatients. The physician will attend one neuromuscular clinic per month, seeing veterans with a range of neuromuscular diseases including myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy and ALS. The physician will have supervision and teaching responsibilities of neurology and neurophysiology residents rotating through the VA. Administrative duties associated with this position will include monthly meetings with the Division of Neuromuscular disease to organize and manage resident and fellow education/supervision at the VA. Finally, the physician will participate in formal didactic teaching of VA residents in neuromuscular disease and EMG.
Work Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Schedule may change based on needs of the service (Can be discussed during the interview with the manager).
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
PCS/Relocation allowance is not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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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.
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.
Board certified or Eligible in Neurology/Electromyogram is preferred, but physicians with primary board certification in other specialties are encouraged to apply.
Outpatient experience within the last 2 years
Experience with the diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of neuromuscular disease and the interpretation of EMG and nerve conduction studies.
Fellowship training in neuromuscular disease
Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine
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:Satisfactory physical examination as determined by the Employee Health Unit upon appointment only. Functional requirements include light lifting under 15lbs, light carrying 15-44 lbs, walking and standing and standing for up to 8 hours, use of rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to read type written characters (glasses permitted), ability to hear the whispered voice (hearing aid permitted), repeated bending for up to 8 hours, etc.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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