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. Learn more. 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. Additional Requirement: The candidate must have completed residency training in Neurology and have the ability to provide a full scope of diagnostic services to persons with neurological symptoms and diseases. The candidate must have the ability to supervise residents and students. Position requires supervision of medical students, residents or physician fellows. The position will have faculty status with an affiliated medical school. Academic appointment will be with the Department of Neurology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. Academic ranking will be based on educational experience and clinical and/or research experience. Preferred Experience: The candidate must like to work with people and have a nice sense of humor. Board certification/eligibility in Neurology. Fellowship training is desirable. Board or UCNS certification in the pertinent subspecialty, if applicable. 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: The physical requirements and procedures for determining fitness for duty are governed by the provisions of VA Directive and Handbook 5019 and include Moderate lifting and carrying (15-44 pounds); Reaching above shoulder; Use of both hands and legs; Walking and standing between 6-8 hours; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aids are permitted); Mental and emotional stability is required. Must be able to work alone, closely with others, and protracted or irregular hours. ["The Neurology & Rehabilitation Service of the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System is seeking a driven and upbeat neurologist with interest in general Neurology. Focused interest with fellowship training or experience is preferred. Responsibilities include working in a well-established Neurosciences program to contribute to overall Neurology services. The candidate will participate in resident and student teaching and supervision on inpatient and outpatient settings with other neurologists in the team. Our Neurology & Rehabilitation Service is a large, cohesive, organized, and congenial service that includes neurologists, physiatrists, pain physician, physical therapists, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreationists, physician assistants, nurse practitioner, vision rehab specialists, and outstanding administrative personnel. We value inter-professional approach to patient care. We focus on practicing state-of-the-art medicine, valuable educational experience to residents and students, and scholarly productivity. The Neurologist position will be aligned with the Neurology Service at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. The primary work location is in Oklahoma City, either at the Oklahoma City Main VA Facility, or at one of the two Metro clinics: North Oklahoma City VA Clinic, or South Oklahoma City VA Clinic. The Oklahoma City VA Main Facility is within the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, close to downtown, and just 20 minutes from either Metro VA clinic. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Is Authorized. Contact the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance.\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRecruitment Incentive: Authorized.\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nWork Schedule: 0800-1630; Full Time Monday - Friday; with Neurology Inpatient attending a few weeks a year."]
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