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.
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.
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 inNeurology
* Special interest in Headache and Pain Management
* Experience treating refractory headaches with all modalities including Botulinum Toxin injections.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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.
All applicants are requiredto submit the following document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s), which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
Please use this checklist to make sure 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, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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 1883484.
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.