Seeking a full-time board prepared/certified Neurologist qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with stroke and other neurological disorders. Preference is given to individuals with experience in clinical and investigative cerebrovascular neurology. Credentials in Interventional Neurology would be a plus. ACLS/BLS Required.
The position is based at the Sacramento VA Medical Center (Sacramento VAMC) at Mather, CA. Responsibilities include inpatient, outpatient and on-call coverage. The candidate will work closely with four other Neurologists as well as with other specialists and primary care physicians to ensure patients receive continuous care. There is possibility of faculty appointment with our academic affiliate UC Davis.
The Sacramento VAMC is the central hospital and outpatient facility for the VANCHCS with all major specialty groups represented for a population of eighty thousand Veterans at ten sites of care. Our Sacramento location affords the amenities of Northern California including first-rate schools, numerous cultural offerings and outdoor activities with access to the coast of San Francisco and mountains of Lake Tahoe.
Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country.
The VA NCHCS is affiliated with University of California, Davis opportunities for teaching and research may be available.
Drug Testing: This is a test designated position. All 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 the VA. Applicants who test positive for illegal use of drugs will not be appointed.
1. Must be United States Citizen. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA policy.)
2. English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
3. Education - Degree of doctor of medicine or 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was complete.
4. Licensure - Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Board certified or board eligible Neurologist qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with stroke and other neurological disorders. Subspecialty training in stroke is highly desirable.
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.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
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: Lifting: Light lifting under 15 pounds. Light carrying under 15 pounds. Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers and both hands required. Use of fingers and both hands required. Vision: Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other. Both eyes required. Depth perception. Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing: Hearing (aid permitted). Environment: Working closely with others and works alone. Protracted or irregular hours of work. Possible exposure to infectious diseases. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other(VA Form 10-2850, Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors)
*Other Veterans Document
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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 1928633.
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.