Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician, Neurologist in Little Rock, Arkansas

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Little Rock, AR
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 4/11/2016 (361 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 4/10/2017 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1677594

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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Neurology Service is seeking a full-time Neurologist. The incumbent will be responsible for providing specialty and subspecialty patient care in a tertiary hospital setting to adults with neurological conditions, overseeing medical residents and students in inpatient and outpatient settings, and conducting clinical research. Experience in Clinical or basic research is a plus.

An appointment with our affiliate hospital the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, located next door, it available to qualified applications.

Total Salary will include base component and market pay. Final Salary to be determined by local Physician Pay Panel. Physician are eligible for annual performance pay and incentive awards.


Provide specialty and subspecialty patient care in a tertiary hospital setting to adults with neurological conditions. Conduct clinical research. Oversees medical residents and students in inpatient and outpatient settings

Work Schedule: MONDAY-FRIDAY; 8:00- 4:30 p.m.; work schedule may vary depending on the needs of the service; will also be on a call schedule.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
    • ### Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

Must be proficient in written and spoken English. Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. Current full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in electro diagnostics Expertise in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and botox injections. Subspecialty training in Neuromuscular/EMG, Epilepsy/EEG, or Stroke Experience in clinical or basic research is a plus. Candidates with fellowship training in Stroke or clinical neurophysiology are encouraged to apply.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Staff Physician (Neurologist)- Moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; Light carrying (under 15 pounds); Reaching above shoulder; Use of finger; Both hands required; Walking 6 hours; Standing 6 hours, Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing ( aid permitted), Mental and Emotional stability; Sitting 8 hours.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0602-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 435652400

Job Announcement Number: RQ-16-AAP-1677594-BU