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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringle@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, 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 VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) invites applications for a Neurosurgery surgeon position. The position is organizationally under Surgical Service at VAPAHCS. This complex service is comprised of multiple surgical specialties, with an authorized staffing level that includes physicians, other licensed clinical providers, clinical support staff, and administrative staff. Surgical Service encompasses the following functional programs/sections: Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynecology, Plastic & Hand Reconstructive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck, Neurosurgery, Urology, and Vascular Surgery. Services are located primarily at the Palo Alto Division with services also offered at the Livermore Division and the San Jose and Monterey Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). The Staff Neurosurgery Surgeon will provide evaluation, operative management, and perioperative care of neurosurgery patients including complex and chronic disorders MAJOR DUTIES The incumbent will be responsible for performing operations that require a neurosurgeon. The incumbent will provide expertise and training in neurosurgery surgery. The incumbent will be responsible for evaluation of patients in the neurosurgery clinic, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating room, and from other inpatient services. The incumbent will also supervise trainees including medical students, residents, and fellows in all of these settings. The incumbent will be responsible for sharing on-call coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in accordance with the call schedule. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods. Instructs other personnel assigned to health care team on preventive medicine programs and other appropriate medical activities and functions. Supports and enhances VAPAHCS philosophy and goals. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
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