Neurosurgery is a specialty of surgery that provides the operative and non-operative management of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply. The position reports directly to the Chief of Surgical Service. Duties may include, but are not limited to: Admission, work-up, diagnosis, consultation, and ordering/prescribing medications to treat neurosurgery patients in the Neurosurgery clinic, inpatient care units, intensive care units, operating room suites and telemedicine settings. Operative and non-operative care in neurosurgery patients to diagnose, correct, treat or rehabilitate conditions, illnesses and injuries of the following areas; central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the brain, meninges; skull and skull base; pituitary gland, spinal cord, vertebral column; and cranial and spinal nerves The Neurosurgeon rotates with other physicians on a regular basis as needed. He/She also works on-call as priorities demonstrate a need. Must be able to demonstrate that he/she has previously performed neurosurgical procedures. He/she is responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. Must demonstrate significant and distinguishing accomplishments in teaching, clinical research and clinical practice. Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential. Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30pm, with possibility of call. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
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