This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is a designated VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence and is seeking a full-time Epileptologist as part of their multidisciplinary Epilepsy and Neurology Department. The VABHS Epilepsy program is one of the largest VA Epilepsy programs nationally, supporting a 5-bed epilepsy monitoring unit, ICU EEG monitoring, outpatient and inpatient EEG, intraoperative monitoring and multidisciplinary Epilepsy and PNES clinics . There is call both for EEG and Inpatient Neurology coverage supervising in house residents, Duty stations include JPVA (Office, Clinic) and WRVA (Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Inpatient service) The VA Boston Epilepsy Program supports combined ACGME Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Fellowship Programs with Brigham and Women's Hospital. VABHS Hosts the National VA Tele-EEG-Epilepsy Program. Essential duties of this position include: (1) providing medical care to adult patients with seizure disorders, (2) interpreting EEG, Video-EEG and Tele-EEG studies, (3) teaching/supervising residents, clinical fellows, and medical students, and (4) supporting the Neurology service as an attending in general neurology clinics and inpatient service coverage. The VABHS department of Neurology and Epilepsy Division maintains active academic and teaching affiliations with Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, and the Mass General Brigham Neurology Residency Training Program. The selected candidate will be nominated for a faculty position at Harvard Medical School or Boston University School of Medicine commensurate with qualifications. The VABHS is the largest tertiary care center for Veterans in New England and provides a full spectrum of inpatient, residential, and outpatient medical-surgical and mental health services across three major campuses (Brockton, West Roxbury, & Jamaica Plain), five community-based outpatient clinics, and several residential rehabilitation facilities. VABHS hosts the VA Biorepository Brain Bank and the VA Million Veteran Program. VABHS Research is one of the largest VA Research services with the highest VERA dollars funding nationally. Candidates must have completed ACGME Fellowship in Epilepsy or Neurophysiology, be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Neurology, and hold an MD or equivalent degree and unrestricted licensure in any state. U.S. Citizenship is required. Work Schedule: Full Time Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not authorized. NOTIFICATIONS: Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action).The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. This position is in the Excepted Service. Applicant's education, length of practice, will be considered by a compensation panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered. 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. Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with the employment process. Selectee will be required to complete the credentialing process. Permanent appointment in this position is subject to review by the Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) that will review the selected candidate's education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Veterans' preference will apply if eligible."]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.