Position located at Philadelphia VAMC. The Chief of Neurology provides administrative and programmatic leadership for the Neurology Service line. Responsibilities include overall administrative oversight including quality assurance for the Neurology service, to include: General and subspecialty outpatient clinics virtual healthcare(electronic consultation and clinical video-telehealth), inpatient consultation, neurophysiology laboratory, EMG program, undergraduate/graduate medical education. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Relocation Authorized: Yes Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties include but are not limited to: Functions independently as a member of the Neurology Staff with full clinical privileges; Assumes complete professional responsibility for clinical assessments, patient-care decisions and documentation; Provides consultation, direction and coordination of care in all Neurology services, ensuring the clinical quality and efficiency of care delivery; Provides direct supervision of all Neurology providers; Ensures credentialing and privileging requirements are met by Neurology providers, including requirements for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE); Promotes and assures coverage for telehealth practice and activities; Assists in the design, development and implementation of clinical programs; Facilitates opportunities for research by members of the Neurology service; Complies with local and national performance standards; Attends and participates in administrative and informational meetings for the Neurology Service, Chief of Staff and Medical Center Director; Adheres to policies and procedures established by Central Office (VACO), the network(VISN04) and local medical center; Participates in clinical review process including tort claims, peer review, management reviews and administrative activities as directed by the Chief of Staff; Participates in Research/Quality Improvement activities; Participates in process improvement/quality assurance projects; Participates in budgetary planning for the Neurology service; Serves as a member of the facility medical staff and on the Medical Executive Committee(MEC); Maintains a faculty appointment at the affiliate medical college; Provides oversight for the education of medical students, residents and fellows rotating on the Neurology service; Fosters a culture of transparency, communication, collegiality and patient centered interdisciplinary team work. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Typical tour of duty is Monday - Friday, Part-time, weekends and nightshifts may be required if Veteran needs arise.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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