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Physician- Neurology
Summary
Title:Physician- Neurology
ID:5270
Department:Healthcare
Location:Bethesda, Maryland
Description

Job purpose

To manage the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) Neurology support of 8-koi; a diverse Florida based service and consulting company that has been providing outstanding results for our clients for over 25-years now.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform Neurology duties:
    • Examine, diagnose and treat diseases and disorder of the nervous system.
    • Provide immediate evaluation and management of emergency problems as they occur.
    • Conduct diagnosis tests and procedures to determine the nature of an illness.
    • Discuss treatment options with patients and their families, advising them of the potential benefits and risks.
    • Develop treatment plans and coordinate care with other medical-service providers
    • Create and maintain patient records
    • Perform lumbar punctures
    • Perform and interpret nerve conduction studies and electromyography
    • Perform evoked potentials and electroencephalograms
    • Provide chemodenervation (such as Botox) for common neurological conditions.
    • On-call for ECC consults during duty hours
    • Maintain currency in new neurology medication, especially Multiple Sclerosis treatments. Maintain medication administration training.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.).
  • Education: Graduate from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) at the time the degree was obtained (e.g. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States. Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.
  • Certification: Board eligible or board certified as required in the TO.
  • Internship/Residency: Successful completion of an internship and residency program (corresponding to the specialty required in the TO) which has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Committee on Postdoctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association. Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting (i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training). For purposes of this requirement, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below.

o An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training an appropriate accrediting body.

o A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by an appropriate accrediting body.

o A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.

  • Experience: As required to meet clinical competency requirements specified in the Service-specific credentialing instructions.
  • Licensure: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice medicine as required in the TO.
  • American Red Cross Basic life support (BLS) certification
  • Eligible to pass a National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Checks (NACLC) background check

 

Core Duties:

  • Perform a full range of physician services in accordance with privileges granted by the MTF.
  • Direct, perform, or assist in the instruction of other health care professionals within the scope of the clinical privileges or responsibilities.
  • Examine, diagnose, treat or prescribe courses of treatment within the scope of training, experience, and privileges.
  • Provide preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
  • Order diagnostic tests as applicable as well as request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
Technically proficient in directing and teaching other medical staff, providing educational lectures and participating in the provision of in-service training to clinic staff members. Such direction and interaction will adhere to Government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocols
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