Responsibilities include operative and non-operative care in neurosurgery patients to diagnose, correct, treat or rehabilitate conditions, illnesses and injuries of the following areas; central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the brain, meninges; skull and skull base; pituitary gland, spinal cord, vertebral column; and cranial and spinal nerves. Duties include admission, work-up, diagnosis, consultation, and ordering/prescribing medications to treat neurosurgery patients in the Neurosurgery clinic, inpatient care units, intensive care units, operating room suites and telemedicine settings. The Neurosurgeon rotates with other physicians on a regular basis as needed. He/She also works on-call as priorities demonstrate a need. Must be able to demonstrate that he/she has previously performed neurosurgical procedures. He/she is responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. Must demonstrate significant and distinguishing accomplishments in teaching, clinical research and clinical practice. Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential. The position reports directly to the Chief of Surgical Service Work Schedule: 8am - 4:30pm Monday thru Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.