The Minneapolis VA Healthcare System is seeking a full-time, board-certified Academic Neurologist with with added expertise in Epilepsy Management. The Minneapolis VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence, is a national leader in evaluation, cutting-edge treatment and clinical research involving Veterans with epilepsy, and enjoys rich collaboration with other regional ECOEs at the Madison, Portland and Seattle VA facilities. This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) The Minneapolis VAHCS is a 1A complexity VA facility and serves the largest number of Veterans within the VISN 23 network. The Minneapolis VAHCS Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECOE), is a national leader in evaluation, cutting-edge treatment and clinical research involving Veterans with epilepsy, and enjoys rich collaboration with other regional ECOEs at the Madison, Portland and Seattle VA facilities. In addition to the ECOE, the Department of Neurology is affiliated with multiple specialty centers within the Minneapolis VAHCS including: Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, Spinal Cord Injury/Disorders Center, Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence, ALS Center of Excellence, Headache Center of Excellence, VISN 23 Comprehensive Pain Center, Affiliate site for Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), and will begin a new Deep Brain Stimulation implant program in 2021. Fiscal year 2019 included 26.8 million in total research expenditures. The qualified candidate is fellowship trained in EEG with experience in epilepsy monitoring and management of epilepsy in the outpatient and inpatient settings and must hold added subspecialty certification in Epilepsy and/or Clinical Neurophysiology. The preferred candidate also holds Certification in Epilepsy Monitoring through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. A track record of peer-reviewed publication and post-fellowship clinical experience in epilepsy monitoring is also desired. The successful individual will be expected to engage in program development within the Minneapolis VA ECOE including; 1) evaluation and management of epilepsy patients in inpatient and outpatient settings 2) interpret diagnostic standard, ambulatory, ICU and continuous video-EEG monitoring 3) perform epilepsy pre-surgical evaluations 4) precept medical students and neurology residents in outpatient general neurology clinics and on the neurology inpatient-consultation service 5) educate clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows, and 6) actively participate in research activities. The physician will participate in the Neurology on-call rotation on a regular basis. The position offers academic appointment with the University of Minnesota School of Medicine - Department of Neurology at an academic rank commensurate with level of experience. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive authorized. Amount to be determined. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact Joyce.Zenner@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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, 11 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 Work Schedule: Monday- Friday with rotating call coverage
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