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Physician (Neurologist) - Veterans Health Administration

Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
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JOB TITLE: Physician (Neurologist)

DEPARTMENT: Department of Veterans Affairs

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration


SALARY RANGE: $220,000 to $292,000.00 / Per Year, Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining final salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)




Cincinnati, Ohio


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?

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is a two-division campus located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Thomas, Kentucky serving fifteen counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana with six Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Bellevue, KY; Florence, KY; Lawrenceburg, IN; Hamilton, OH; Clermont County, OH, and Georgetown, OH. Cincinnati VAMC also supports a secondary campus located in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky and two off main campus locations in the Cincinnati area via an Eye Center and Mental Health Outreach Community Division.

For more information please visit our website at www.cincinnati.va.gov or find us on Facebook at Cincinnati VA Medical Center. 



The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time physician (Neurologist) to work in our Neurology Department.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or as the needs of the department change.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


We are seeking a Neurologist with a commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care, a desire to work in a collaborative professional environment and enthusiasm for ongoing process improvement. Integrity, empathy, collegiality, and a strong work ethic are expected.
The Staff Neurologist will specialize in treating and managing a variety of neurological conditions of Veteran patients who are experiencing seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, migraines, and much more.

This physician will see general neurology, and would see their own patients in outpatient clinic, will supervise residents and students on the inpatient/ward team and precept resident clinic, and will have duty on the Neurology inpatient/consult service.

Basic privileges for a Staff Neurologist, include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Admit, evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide non-surgical therapy to patients with illnesses or injuries of the neurological system including the provision of consultation.
  • Assess, stabilize, and determine disposition of patients with emergent neurological conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services.
  • Ensure all Veterans receive high quality, efficient, timely, and appropriate care with the highest professional and ethical standards and quality of care
  • Collaborates with other services as appropriate.
  • Provides e-Consult services.
  • Participates in quality assurance programs and peer review.
  • Ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program, and other regulatory and inspection bodies/agencies that collaborate with VHA.
  • Provide comprehensive care to include diagnosis, treatment and education of patients with neurological disorders.
  • Differential diagnosis of all major categories of central and peripheral neurological diseases and management/treatment of these diseases including, but not limited to the following categories/diagnoses of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system.
    • vascular diseases including:
      • acute and prior stroke
      • nonsurgical brain hemorrhage
      • vasculitis
      • inflammatory or autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and demyelinating peripheral neuropathy
      • traumatic injuries to brain
      • spinal cord and peripheral nerve
      • toxic or metabolic disturbances such as drug-induced or metabolic encephalopathy
      • infections such as meningitis/ encephalitis
      • iatrogenic disorders such as neurological side effects of medications
      • neoplastic disorders such as primary or secondary brain or spinal cord tumors
      • epilepsy/seizures including status epilepticus
      • movement disorders such as Parkinson disease and dystonia
      • neuromuscular diseases such as myopathy
      • delirium and dementia
      • neuromuscular junction disorders such as myasthenia gravis
      • congenital and hereditary CNS and PNS diseases
      • increased intracranial pressure and coma
      • lumbar puncture
    • Interpretation of CT and MRI of brain and spinal cord, informal (i.e. unofficial) 

Special optional procedure includes:

  • EEG Interpretation
  • Botulinum toxin injections for dystonia or migraine prophylaxis

Other duties as assigned

A Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP):
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:


  • U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination


Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship.
  • 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.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Board certified or board eligible in Neurology
  • Successful completion of ACGME accredited EEG/epilepsy fellowship and/or successful completion of Added Qualifications in Neurophysiology by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and/or Fellowship training ins MS (Multiple sclerosis), or dementia, or cognitive disorders, or movement disorders 

Physical requirements include: Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019, applicants must be able to perform the duties as a Physician. Light lifting (under 15lbs), light carrying (under 15lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability. Daily intermittent walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and carrying of lightweight items required. Rigid deadlines and need for high degree of accuracy periodically becomes stressful.

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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. 


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure or http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.

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

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

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the
VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. 


IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary. The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

A detailed Resume/CV

  1. personal information such as name, address, contact information.
  2. education - school, degree, year degree earned.
  3. License information - license number, state license in, license received date, expiration date.
  4. Descriptions of jobs held including the name and address of the employer, job title, detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including:
  • work schedule
  • hours worked per week
  • dates of employment
  • title, series, grade (if applicable)
  • beginning and ending date (month and year) of employment.
  1. At least 3 references.

The above document is required for your application package to be complete.

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application.


  • Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc.
  • Our office cannot be held responsible if you disqualify yourself while answering the assessment questionnaire.
  • Encrypted documents will not be accepted.
  • Resumes emailed or dropped off to the Human Resources Department will not be accepted.
  • Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.
  • We will not make assumptions regarding your qualifications or experience so please be sure your resume is very detailed, and you have uploaded all of the required documents so we can verify you meet all of the qualifications of the position.
  • No one will be reaching out to you to get clarification on any of the questions you answered in the assessment so be sure the documents you upload support the answers your provided to the assessment.
  • No one will be reaching out to you to get clarification on any of the documents you did or did not upload, so please be sure you upload all the necessary documents when you apply.


All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/27/2021 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11111170.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). It is a requirement that all HCP to receive annual seasonal influenza vaccination or obtain an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Wearing a face mask is required when an exemption to the influenza vaccination has been granted. HCP in violation of this directive may face disciplinary action up to and including removal from federal service.

HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations or who come into contact with VA patients or other HCP as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased medical facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, remote and onsite, paid and without compensation, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, researchers, volunteers and health professions trainees (HPTs) who are expected to perform any or all of their work at these facilities. HPTs may be paid or unpaid and include residents, interns, fellows and students. HCP also includes VHA personnel providing home-based care to Veterans and drivers and other personnel whose duties put them in contact with patients outside VA medical facilities. 



You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, the HR Specialist will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met.

After the review is complete, a referral certificate is issued to the selecting official of this position and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such. The applicants referred may be contacted directly by the selecting official for this position (not HR) for an interview. All referred applicants will receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

Please Note: The selected applicant will be required to complete an online onboarding process. If you are selected, you will receive an email to start the online onboarding process. This will need to be completed within 48 hours of receiving the email. The selected applicant will also need to complete the following pre-employment tasks: a physical, the credentialing process (VetPro), a background investigation which includes fingerprints.


Cincinnati VA Medical Center
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati , OH 45220


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Posted: 2021-07-14 Expires: 2021-08-13

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