Physician (Neurology)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Tucson, AZ (30+ days ago)3.9

The Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System (SAVAHCS) seeks a Neurologist eager to practice clinical medicine in an academic teaching environment. Expertise in providing care to patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings is an essential requirement. The Neurologist should be able to provide EEG interpretation; also having proficiency in EMG/NCV is preferable. SAVAHCS is a tertiary referral center for VA facilities in VISN 22, and a major teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona, College of Medicine. In addition to state-of-the-art clinical care programs and neuroimaging facilities, SAVAHCS has residency and fellowship training programs, including a Neurology residency program, educational development programs, clinical outcome trials, and translational and basic science research. Clinicians actively participate in teaching of residents and students. Tele-medicine consultative care is provided to community based clinics. Research opportunities are available. Qualified candidates typically receive faculty appointment at the University of Arizona based upon qualifications and experience.

Preferred Experience: Board Certified or Board Eligible in Neurology

Clinical Contact: Tanya Lin, MD, Department Head Neurology, 520-792-1450, extension 1848.

Federal Benefits for Full-Time Physicians:
26 days paid vacation per year
13 days sick leave per year
10 paid holidays
15 days military leave per year for active reservists and National Guard
Health and Life Insurance (may elect coverage into retirement)
Pay for performance up to an amount equal to 7.5% of annual pay up to $15,000
Authorized Absence for Continuing Medical Education
Liability protection for Federal Employees
Retirement - Federal Annuity Plan
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP-tax deferred savings plan)

Basic Requirements:
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
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.
Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties in a hospital setting under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):


OPTIONAL: VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at:

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
Cover Letter