Director, Epilepsy Center of Excellence Maryland VA - University of Maryland
Director, Epilepsy Center of Excellence
VA Maryland Health Care System (Baltimore)
The VA Maryland Care System, in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is seeking an Epilepsy specialist for this “leader in the field” position. The position is based at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, fully academically affiliated with the Department of Neurology of the University of Maryland with access to research funding from the VA. The Director of this center in the national program of VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence supervises a staff of 4 physicians, nurse practitioner, technicians, fellows and administrative staff. The Director is the face of the VA Maryland Epilepsy Center of Excellence at regional and national meetings.
The position carries with it an academic rank of Associate or full Professor at the School of Medicine, with duties that include supervision and teaching of medical students, residents and epilepsy fellows.
Ideal Candidate: Strong ability to provide leadership and strategic direction, while maintaining a robust educational program and advancing clinical care for patients with epilepsy.
- Full and unrestricted MD/DO license (from any state)
- Board Certified in Neurology and Epilepsy
- History of successful leadership and academic accomplishments
- Highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to Epilepsy care, education, and research.
- 26 days paid annual vacation/personal leave per year
- 10 paid Federal holidays
- 13 days of wellness leave each year with no limit on accumulation
- Liability Protection
- Life, health, long term care insurance and retirement benefits
The Baltimore VA Medical Center offers Veterans state-of-the-art technology including video-EEG motioning and clinical services, and is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System which offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and primary care services. The Baltimore VA Medical Center is physically connected to its academic affiliate, the University of Maryland Medical Center, on the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore. The Epilepsy Division of the Department of Neurology has 10 faculty members, with monitoring, imaging and laboratory facilities for epilepsy clinical and pre-clinical research. It is located in a vibrant city neighborhood within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor.
The Baltimore VAMC has one of the largest funded research and development programs in the VA system enhancing the medical center’s ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to Maryland’s Veterans, as well as support for investigator initiated and collaborative research.
The Baltimore VAMC is also home to the following specialized clinical and research centers:
Epilepsy Center of Excellence
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
Maryland Exercise and Robotics Center of Excellence
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center of Excellence
Interested: Please contact Sam Wainscott at 915-238-2168 or submit a curriculum vitae to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Veterans Affairs and University of Maryland are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
As a modern health care facility, the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers Veterans state-of-the-art technology and clinical services. The medical center is home to the world’s first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images.
The Baltimore VA Medical Center is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and primary care services. As a surgical specialty care facility, the medical center serves as the neurosurgery referral center for the VA Capitol Health Care Network.
The medical center’s "patient friendly" design features plant-filled atriums, natural light from overhead skylights and comfortable patient rooms and waiting areas. Located next to the University of Maryland Medical Center with a walkway connecting the two facilities, the medical center maintains an active affiliation with the University in the sharing of staff, resources and technology.
Having one of the largest funded research and development programs in the VA system enhances the medical center’s ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to Maryland’s Veterans. The medical center is also home to the following specialized clinical and research centers:
- Epilepsy Center of Excellence
- Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center
- Maryland Exercise and Robotics Center of Excellence
- Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center of Excellence
The Baltimore VA Medical Center is located in a vibrant city neighborhood on the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore and is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor. There is free valet parking for patients in the medical center’s garage, and Light Rail, Metro and bus services are located nearby. For patient convenience, a shuttle runs weekdays to and from the Perry Point; Martinsburg, West Virginia; and Washington, DC, VA Medical Centers and the Fort Howard, Glen Burnie and Loch Raven VA Outpatient Clinics.
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.
More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.
VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.
Paid Time Off:
- 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
- 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
- 10 paid Federal holidays per year
- 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses
- Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
- Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
- VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
- Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
- Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
- VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
- How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
- Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
- The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
- For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
- In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
- Disability Retirement
- Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service