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Neurologist (Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases)

Department of Veterans Affairs

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Neurologist (Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases)



1 vacancy in the following

Salary Range

Who May Apply


$101,967.00 to $264,000.00/ Per Year

All groups of qualified individuals

9 Oklahoma City, OK

Series & Grade

Control Number

Work Schedule is Full Time




Supervisory Status

Job Announcement Number

Opened Tuesday 3/7/2017



(15 day(s) ago)

@Closes Friday 9/29/2017

(191 day(s) away)

Job Summary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs Physicianswho possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Positions in the VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service

This announcement will remain open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed every 2 weeks and any eligible and qualified applicants will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration.

The candidate will be part of the Neurology and Rehabilitation Service, a large interdisciplinary group of professionals that include neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, physicians assistants, nurse practitioner, speech pathologist, and psychologist. There is close working relationship with other hospital services, including Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Services, Nursing, Medical Service, and Surgery

Service. The Neuroscience Center offers clinic space and support for clinical assessments. PT, OT, and TR gyms areas are available.

Academic Appointment: Academic appointment will be with the Department of Neurology at the University of Oklahoma

Health Science Center. Academic ranking will be based on educational experience and clinical and/or research experience Nature of work: 30% administrative and 70% clinical. Research time is available.

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.


The Neurology & Rehabilitation Service of the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System is seeking a driven and upbeat neurologist with interest in memory loss, dementia, and neuro-degenerative diseases. Responsibilities include participation in an established Alzheimer's and memory loss clinic, and expansion of services to related patient populations, such as movement disorders and neurovascular diseases. The candidate will participate in resident and student teaching and supervision on inpatient and outpatient settings, together with the other neurologists in the team.

The Oklahoma City VA Neurology & Rehabilitation Service is a large, cohesive, organized, and congenial service that includes neurologists, physiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, therapeutic recreationists, midlevel providers, and other health-care professionals. We value providing a inter-professional approach to patient care. We focus on practicing state-of-the-art medicine, valuable educational experience to residents and students, and on scholarly productivity.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Plus Neurology Inpatient attending a few weeks a year.

Functional Statement Title/#: Physician /000000

Travel Required

• Not Required

Relocation Authorized

. No

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.


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.
  • Completed 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.

Preferred qualifications: Board certification/eligibility in Neurology. Fellowship training in behavioral neurology, geriatric neurology, movement disorders, or stroke/vascular neurology. Board or UCNS certification in the pertinent subspecialty. Candidate will work with interdisciplinary teams, who are personable and have a good sense of humor. The candidate must have completed residency training in Neurology, and have the ability to provide a full scope of diagnostic services to persons with neurological symptoms and diseases, including dementia, and neuro-degenerative conditions. The candidate must have the ability to supervise residents and students.

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 volu nteer experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part Il, 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:

http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: Candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment physical. Position requires walking, standing, reading typewritten material without strain, ability to hear conversational voice, emotional and mental stability, and working closely with others. A respirator medical evaluation is also required.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

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.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.



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

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave ata rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Other Information

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.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online but may apply via Fax (instructions are below).

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occu pational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, September 29, 2017 to received consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov(Account/Login, select the Application Status [ink and then select the more information [ink for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

How You Will Be Evaluated

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be reviewed. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

NOTE: Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

•Cover Letter



.DD-214 .OF-306 other (VA Form 10-2850)

•Other Veterans Document





Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1924053.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.



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