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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Approved Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Approved Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Casey Reynolds, at Casey.Reynolds@va.gov, and/or Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. 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 This position serves as the Section Chief of Neurology and a clinical-educator or clinician-researcher under the Chief, Medical Subspecialty Service. The Section Chief has oversight responsibilities of the neurology practice and is assigned administrative and managerial responsibilities in supervising staff neurologists and technologists under the Neurology section, provides evaluation and management support of neurological diseases in inpatients and outpatients, and performing minor diagnostic and therapeutic procedures appropriate for neurology practice. Clinical duties include consultations and follow up visits, procedures such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG)/ Nerve Conduct Studies (NCS), and Botox injection procedures, and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)/Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) device monitoring. The Section Chief also provides consultative services and written opinions related to Neurology compensation and pension exams at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. The candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at least at the rank of Associate Professor of Neurology, or higher, at the University of Kansas School Of Medicine to provide educational training support for Neurology Fellows and Resident physicians. Ideal candidate will have Epilepsy fellowship/certification as well as Traumatic brain injury certification. Also the ideal candidate will have training specifically for brain mapping for epilepsy surgery and experience in managing an epilepsy monitoring unit in the future. Other administrative duties include serving on hospital and University affiliated committees. Also serving as the Neurology medical student and resident clerkship director, which includes monitoring leave, evaluations and teaching quality for both medical students, neurology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehab and internal medicine residents. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8A - 430P Call Schedule: Additional weekend, holiday, and weekend call is required on a rotating basis with other Neurologists. Overnight and home epilepsy monitoring may also be required.
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