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Physician Chief Neurology
location icon Memphis, TN
Overview
Summary
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN
Duties

The Chief, Neurology Service provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Neurology Service to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures. The Chief, Neurology Service is accountable for the delivery of all health care by the staff of the Neurology Service. This responsibility includes the administration, management, and leadership of the entire Neurology Service. The Chief, Neurology Service is accountable for the assessment of the health care delivery system, as well as developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration. Additionally, the Chief, Neurology Service establishes a climate within Neurology Service that promotes optimum patient care. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resources for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff and part of the key leadership team of the medical center.


Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the Neurology Services, including an extensive research program, guidance and training for Neurology Service Residents and other trainees.
  • Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of GEMS requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy. This involves developing and implementing environmental policies, procedures, and systems within areas of responsibility.
  • Ensures that all business operations and health information practices within their respective operations are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities.
  • Integrates customer service, including patient satisfaction and stakeholder support into a management plan.
  • Participates in top-level decision and policy design that affects Neurology Service through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors.
  • Directs health care programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals.
  • Maintains specialty board certification, credentialing as a physician, and provides direct clinical care in his/her specialty as assigned by COS.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; schedule can vary due to workload
Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Chief Neurology/#000000
graph of estimated pay ranges
$130,000
$320,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
12/4/2017

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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    • 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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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    • Basic Requirements:

      U.S. citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)English language proficiency

      Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

      Licensure and Registration - Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA

      Educational requirements - 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 one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
      • Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
      • Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
      • Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
      For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.

      First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed.

      For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residency are:
      Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed,
      OR
      Other residency or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.

      The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

      Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification


      Preferred Experience: The incumbent is a board certified physician in neurology with advanced clinical expereience as well as demonstrated administratvie and leadership skills. The incumbent is eligible to be clinically priviledged in a neurology discipline. The incumbent meets teh requriement for an academic appointment at the University of Tennessee.
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  • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section
    • All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 09/30/2018 to receive consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: RZ-18-AFA-10092492-T38--OCA

      The Chief, Neurology Service provides administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Neurology Service to ensure achievement of the clinical, research, and education goals and applicable performance measures. The Chief, Neurology Service is accountable for the delivery of all health care by the staff of the Neurology Service. This responsibility includes the administration, management, and leadership of the entire Neurology Service. The Chief, Neurology Service is accountable for the assessment of the health care delivery system, as well as developing a plan for the delivery of health services to patients, consistent with the policies and guidelines of the Veterans' Health Administration. Additionally, the Chief, Neurology Service establishes a climate within Neurology Service that promotes optimum patient care. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff and serves as a key clinical resources for the Medical Center Director and the Chief of Staff and part of the key leadership team of the medical center.


      Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

      • Hands on clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of the Neurology Services, including an extensive research program, guidance and training for Neurology Service Residents and other trainees.
      • Ensures the development, implementation, and maintenance of GEMS requirements in accordance with VHA and Medical Center policy. This involves developing and implementing environmental policies, procedures, and systems within areas of responsibility.
      • Ensures that all business operations and health information practices within their respective operations are being measured for quantity and quality of the work performed, and conducted in continuing compliance with the laws, regulations and standards which govern those activities.
      • Integrates customer service, including patient satisfaction and stakeholder support into a management plan.
      • Participates in top-level decision and policy design that affects Neurology Service through collaboration with Medical Center administration, other service chiefs, and interdepartmental Supervisors.
      • Directs health care programs, delegating authority and responsibility to meet both the medical center and service goals.
      • Maintains specialty board certification, credentialing as a physician, and provides direct clinical care in his/her specialty as assigned by COS.

      Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; schedule can vary due to workload
      Financial Discloser Report: Not Required
      Functional Statement Title/#: Physician, Chief Neurology/#000000