The VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) seeks an innovative and academically oriented Chief of Neurology to oversee - clinical care, research, and education. VACHS is a large tertiary hospital and major research facility with close affiliation with the Yale School of Medicine. A strong record in research and teaching, previous leadership experience, board certification, and outstanding interpersonal skills are essential for success The Chief of Neurology is directly accountable to the Chief of Staff for program administration and overall compliance to VHA policies and procedures. An academic and research track record consistent with appointment as a mid-career Associate Professor or Full Professor of Neurology at Yale University School of Medicine is a significant factor in selection. The candidate should possess clinical and administrative experience to provide oversight for the Medicine Service. The candidate should have a strong interest and experience in teaching medical students and residents/fellows. The candidate should have a strong working knowledge of improving operational efficiencies. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The duties of the Chief of Neurology include but are not limited to the following: The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, mentoring skills and diplomacy as well as a good understanding of the Department of Veterans Affairs operations, rules and regulations. Providing leadership and strategic vision for Neurology inpatient activities and outpatient clinics. Collaborate with other service chiefs and program managers at VACT, and the Chair of Neurology at the Yale School of Neurology. Collaborates with executive leadership, managerial and clinical leaders in formulating local Medical Center Policy, resource planning for manpower, equipment and space. Support the academic mission and oversee training and research opportunities. Guide the development and implementation of programs such as medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality, and performance improvement. Recommend clinical privileges for each member of the service. Recommend staff salaries to the Chief of Staff after review of the staff person's performance. Engage in clinical service activities in his/her area of specialization. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Staff of VA Connecticut Healthcare System. This position is responsible for recruiting and hiring clinicians and is also responsible for monitoring provider performance and medical outcomes. The Chief of Neurology sits on a number of important committees and attendance and participation are critical elements of this position. Formulates long- and short-range goals and objectives, plans, and programs for the service. In formulating such plans, coordinates with the Chief of Staff and facility management to integrate the Medical Center and VISN objectives. Coordinates the interdisciplinary service activities with other services and clinics of the facility by collaborating with other service chiefs in the Medical Center to achieve optimum interdepartmental cooperation and patient flow to assure that quality patient care is maintained. Defines the requirements, functions, and scope of the service to other services. Collaboratively involved with other service management and/or interdisciplinary teams in discussions of proposed new and/or revised service initiatives. Participates in multidisciplinary meetings on a regular basis. Participates in the development and implementation of Medical Center policy affecting patient care and services. This involves collaborating with colleagues in developing, implementing, and evaluating philosophy, objectives, policies, and standards essential for delivering optimal care to patients. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.