Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 878190

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov

NOTE:  Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.

Duties

The Miami VAHealthcare System located in Miami, FL is seeking a well qualified full-timephysician with innovative leadership skills and excellent interpersonal skillsto join as Chief of Neurology. The Neurology Service provides a full range ofpatient care services including a state certified primary stroke center, amultiple sclerosis and epilepsy centers of excellence and a four bed sleepcenter fully accredited by the AASM.  Services are provided in an inpatient and outpatient setting at the mainfacility in Miami – the Bruce W. Carter Medical Center and outpatient services at the Broward Outpatient Clinic.  

The Miami VAHealthcare System is seeking candidates with clinical knowledge and experience tomonitor and assess clinical competencies and practices; interpersonal skills todeal harmoniously with a diverse population of internal and external customers;  time management skills to prioritizecompletion of a high volume workload; and the ability to achieve results in thesetting of constrained resources. Applicants must have a demonstrated abilityto meet the responsibilities of this position.

The Chief ofNeurology will have clinical and administrative responsibilities anddemonstrate an interdisciplinary approach. The Service Chief is responsible forsupervision and leadership of the provider and support staff assigned toNeurology Service. This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff. Themajor duties and responsibilities include: leadership for neurology programs toensure compliance to excellent standards of patient care; participation inrecurrent facility leadership meetings; responsible for ensuring thatindividuals with clinical privileges competently provide clinical care within thescope of privileges granted; recommends appointment, reappointment and clinicalprivileges for each member of the service and others requesting privilegeswithin the service.

The Miami VAHealthcare System is a teaching hospital. The position requires the ability toqualify for a faculty appointment at the Department of Neurology, Miller Schoolof Medicine, University of Miami.