Physician (Chief, Neurology)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Little Rock, AR

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 824462

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.

Salary listed is base pay only. Market pay will be added and the total salary will be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education and experience.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A

COMPLETE

APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO UPLOAD.

ALL

OF THE DOCUMENTS

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ALL

APPLICANTS.

This is an open continuous announcement. We accept applications for this occupation on an ongoing basis; qualified applicants will be considered as vacancies become available. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the application was signed.

As a VA physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

Special Employment Consideration:
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship

Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System is seeking a

board certified

Neurologist to serve as Chief of Neurology. The Chief of Neurology is a full-time administrative and clinical position. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and ability to work with staff physicians, Neurology fellows (in future), house-staff and medical students. Research and publication experience is required. Administrative experience within an academic setting is desirable. The Chief physician will treat adult patients in inpatient settings and outpatient clinics. He/she will also be performing and interpreting EMG/nerve conduction studies and interpreting EEG's on site. The physician will participate in on-call rotation with other Neurology physicians on a regular basis for inpatient and outpatient services (where applicable). He/she is also expected to work

s

off-hour shifts, week-ends, and holidays as per the on-call schedule.

Relocation Expenses:
Relocation

expenses

are

authorized for this position.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to

http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Qualifications

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U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

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Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

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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.

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Must be board certified.

Preferred Experience

1. Experience with academic medical practice in a teaching hospital.

2. Administrative experience.

Examples: Section Chief, Director, IRB membership, House

Staff or Medical Student Training.

3. Business Management or Government service experience.

4. Investigator- Initiated Research Experience.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
light lifting and carrying; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking; correctable vision and hearing; mental and emotional stability.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/about-va/index.asp

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This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. Grade and salary will be based on a recommendation by the Professional Standards Board and approved by the Medical Center Director.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...