The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is recruiting an experienced Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurosurgeon to join a dynamic team of dedicated providers and ancillary staff in the Surgical & Perioperative Service. The selected surgeon will report directly to the Chief of Neurosurgery. The selected candidate will be directly responsible for teaching medical students and residents and will be eligible for a academic appointment at the affiliated University Medical School. The Board Eligible or Board Certified Neurosurgeon will have experience in brain mapping as evidenced by the completion of a degree and/or targeted publications, presentations, and potentially research funding or awards. In addition, the selected candidate will be expected to see patients in the clinic, perform neurological surgery including spine and intracranial procedures, trauma, and take call. The selected candidate will be responsible in maintaining proficiency in all neurosurgical procedures including intracranial procedures, neuroendoscopy, complex spinal instrumentation, and peripheral nerve surgery. The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center is a regional referral center for cranial neurosurgery. The incumbent should be proficient in cranial neurosurgery as well as spine surgery. Administrative duties include the supervision of clinical care, laboratory work and academic oversight of investigative research by trainees. SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES: The duties and responsibilities of the incumbent include but are not limited to the following: Provide care of Veteran patients in the Neurosurgery service. Responsible for the development of clinical, educational, and research programs for the service in meeting measured performance objectives, cross-service coordination, and in affiliation with the University of California at Los Angeles and/or the University of Southern California. Responsible for the development, administration and process, assignment, education, and evaluation of all medical students and resident programs within the service. Facilitates professional development of personnel throughout the service. Responsible for outlining the service's workflow processes, procedures, protocol and policies within regulatory guidelines. Ensures quality assurances of the service and the delivery of healthcare by participating in service, careline, and institutional peer reviews; gathering and responding to reports of contact, incident reports, signed statements, and customer service complaints; and, participating in root cause analyses. Participates in the various committees including surgical operations, and peer review committees and other required careline and institutional assigned committee. Responsible for the scopes of practices and competencies including their oversight for all personnel assigned to the service. Responsible for attending clinic along with medical students, physician assistant and/or neurosurgery residents. Responsible for sharing the call volume along with the other neurosurgeons on staff. Work Schedule: Multiple 8 hour shifts available from 6:30am-3:00pm, 7:00-3:30pm, 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Compressed tour schedules may be available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required 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
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.