U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Physician (Staff Neurologist - Neuroimmunology)
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) has a critical need for expertise in the field of Neuroimmunology. The Neuroimmunologist will be responsible for evaluating and treating veterans , educating patients and providers, and implementing comprehensive multiple sclerosis management modalities. The Neuroimmunologist will see patients at the Nashville campus and provide expertise to the referral region through consultation and other modalities as appropriate. Appointment in the Department of Neurology at the academic affiliate, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is required to oversee the training of medical students, residents, and fellows. The incumbent must have completed a fellowship in Neuroimmunology and have at least three years of experience as a member of Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence. The incumbent will be expected to work in coordination with the Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence to establish a MS Regional Program in the VISN. The major functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work Schedule: Part-time 2/8ths (.25) appointment
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
No Incentives authorized
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a. Clinical Responsibilities : The incumbent will evaluate patients and interpret studies in inpatient and outpatient settings as well as by telehealth modalities and electronic consultation. The incumbent will also review requests from the referral region through consultation and authorization of care in the community as appropriate.
b. Academic/Teaching/Training: The incumbent will be expected to develop and oversee comprehensive educational plans for patients and caregivers, medical students, residents , fellows, health care providers, nurses, and staff.
c. Administrative /Program/Evaluation/Outcome Measurement/Research: The incumbent will be expected to attend appropriate committee meetings in addition to Neurology staff meetings. The incumbent will be required to evaluate and supervise medical students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and other staff members, assist with clinic schedules, and create policies and standard operating procedures for safe operations of Neuroimmunology Clinics.
d. Other Significant Responsibilities : The incumbent will be expected to work with the Veterans Affairs Mutliple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence to establish a regional program.
### Travel Required
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
#### Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
### Conditions of Employment
United States Citizenship Required; 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
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.
1. Residency training in Neurology
2. Fellowship training in Neuroimmunology
3. Three years of clinical practice in a Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence.
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: Work is primarily sedentary; however, some walking, standing, and bending may be required by the position. May require occasional travel between both campuses. Other requirements include carrying/lifting small and/or lightweight office type equipment (e.g. copy machine, fax machine, telephones, audiovisual equipment, conference call equipment, personal computers, scanners, and printers).
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: ********************* 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: *********************************************************************************
### Additional information
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
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.
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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: Applicants education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
Copy Medical License
VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: ****************************************** & tkey;= & Action;=Search. Highly desired at time of application.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50s, etc.
VA Application 10-2850
Copy Medical License
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
## How to Apply
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 04/20/2018 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, ************************* 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.
### Agency contact information
### Mimy Dungy
Tennessee Valley HCS - Nashville
1310 24th Avenue South
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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This job originated on ***************. For the full announcement and to apply, visit ********************************************* Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at *************** will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/07/2018 to 04/20/2018
Salary: $103,395 to $264,000 per year
Pay scale & grade: VM 15
Work schedule: Part-Time
Appointment type: Permanent
- ID#: *********
- Location: Nashville, TN , 37230
- Type: Other
- Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.