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    Board Certified/Eligible Neurosurgeon (Functional/Stereotactic)
    Richmond, Virginia

    The Hunter Holmes McGuire Department of Veterans Affairs Medical is expanding a busy Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program through telehealth and is seeking a second neurosurgeon to join the team and assist with the increased demand for DBS surgery. Qualified applicants will be fellowship trained (or equivalent experience) in functional neurosurgery with emphasis on DBS surgery and will be board eligible/certified. Frameless DBS experience is a plus. The position includes general neurosurgical cases and resident supervision. The applicant should be comfortable with a broad range of neurosurgical procedures including spinal instrumentation. The applicant should have a strong interest in working collaboratively with the team on existing research efforts as well as expanding the indications for invasive and noninvasive neuromodulation.

    The Section of Neurosurgery at the McGuire VAMC serves as one of the 2 teaching hospitals in the VCU Department of Neurosurgery and consists of 4 part time physicians, 2 residents, 3 midlevel providers, 24/7 resident coverage, 24/7 intensivist coverage, and 24/7 in-house hospitalists. Surgical Services at McGuire VAMC span 12 specialties including open heart transplant, LVAD, robotic surgery, and hybrid techniques. Care is provided to Veterans across Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and beyond. The Richmond VAMC is undergoing numerous renovations and expansions in order to care for the growing Veteran population. Among these is a major project to expand and renovate the OR suite, the first phase of which began in 2014, to build three new fully integrated ORs and a new Post Anesthesia Care Unit. New Intensive Care Units, a parking deck, facility-wide wifi, and renovation to completely private inpatient rooms are other ongoing projects.

    The Richmond region is centrally located along the East Coast and within a day’s drive of more than half of the United States population. The region offers the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large city with minimal traffic congestion and an average 24-minute commute.

    Atlantic beaches, Blue Ridge mountain ski slopes and hiking, and Washington D.C.’s cultural amenities are all within a two-hour drive. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture, and entertainment. Strong arts programs from local colleges, the Richmond Ballet, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and numerous historical landmarks provide many enriching experiences. In addition to collegiate and semi-pro sports, Richmond is the home of the Washington Redskins training camp. Richmond is also home to the Richmond International Raceway and in close proximity to amusement parks, state parks and outdoor recreation activities. Richmonders are very active- they take full advantage of the area's athletic events, fitness facilities, and public gardens, as well as the natural offerings of the James River flowing through the heart of the city.

    The candidate should possess experience supervising and educating surgical residents. Duties include:

    • Direct patient care on inpatient acute care wards, outpatient clinics, and in the operating suite
    • Supervision of housestaff and students
    • Opportunities for clinical research

    Candidates must be eligible for academic appointment at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Board certification or eligibility in Neurosurgery is required for academic appointment at VCU. Recruitment incentives have been authorized.

    For additional information regarding the positions, please contact: LaDonna Branson at ladonna.branson@va.gov . Applicant selected may be subject to drug testing. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities and physically challenged persons are encouraged to apply. All selected individuals must pass a pre-employment physical examination.

    Surgical Director-Deep Brain Stimulation Program
    Chicago Western Suburbs

    Central Dupage Hospital is seeking a Functional Neurosurgeon with expertise in Deep Brain Stimulation, responsible for the overall development and quality/performance management for these services. Candidates must be board certified in neurosurgery.

    This outstanding opportunity will be instrumental in providing leadership/strategic planning/quality improvement/education-outreach to support our program.

    The Neurosciences Institute at Central Dupage Hospital (CDH) is a leader in the western suburbs of Chicago in innovative care for complex and common conditions of the brain and spinal cord. The DBS Program at CDH is one of the busiest in the state of Illinois.

    This is an outstanding opportunity Central Dupage Hospital/Delnor Hospital/Cadence Physician Group, premier healthcare provider in the Chicago western suburbs. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and a collegial work environment within a physician led team. Academic collaboration may be pursued through existing departmental and health system affiliations. 

    Central DuPage Hospital/Delnor Hospital/Cadence Physician Group is the premier healthcare provider serving more than 1.1 million residents in Chicago’s western suburbs. For the seventh year (2006-2010, 2012, 2013), CDH has been selected by Truven Health Analytics as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.”. CDH and Delnor hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    Cadence Health is now part of Northwestern Medicine, an integrated academic health system serving the greater Chicago area and beyond. Northwestern Medicine is a shared vision that joins our health system with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to transform healthcare and make a positive impact on people’s lives through clinical innovation, educational excellence and breakthrough research. Through four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient sites of care, our health system is a trusted source for quality healthcare close to where our patients live and work. We provide access to state-of-the-art diagnostics, world-class physicians, treatment that is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School, and a workforce dedicated to exceptional service and a mission of Patients First.

    For more information please contact: Melanie.harkins@cadencehealth.org
    630 933 5135
    www.cadencehealth.org
    Cadence Health is now part of Northwestern Medicine


    Neurosurgery Jobs in Portland, OR

    Portland, Oregon – The Providence Brain & Spine Institute and a well-established private practice are partnering to bring a fellowship-trained Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon to build a new Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery program. The position will be split between medical directorship, clinical duties and research with a heavy emphasis on clinical work. Will also take general neurosurgery call. Open to all levels of experience. Competitive compensation package and wonderful quality of life in Portland.

    The Providence Brain & Spine Institute is a renowned neuroscience center focused on leading neurological innovative care models and clinical research.  In addition to the regional Stroke Center, the Institute includes specialized neurosurgery, orthopedic spine, MS, dementia, ALS, epilepsy and other clinical and research programs.

    Portland has a metro population over two million, but maintains strong local neighborhoods and a close connection to nature. Consequently, the city consistently ranks high in national “livability” contests. Popular Science magazine named Portland the greenest city in America. No city of comparable size offers residents cleaner air and water and an all-around healthy environment, according to Earth Day Network. Portland has been named the most bicycle- and dog-friendly big city as well. With high urban culture and easy access to vast evergreen forests, the Pacific Ocean and sun-drenched central Oregon, it’s easy to see why Portland is so popular.

    Providence Brain & Spine Institute is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, clinics and physician partners in Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Providence has a proud 150-year history in the West, and we continue to grow with the communities we serve. With more than 300 provider opportunities in virtually all specialties, we offer diverse lifestyle choices, flexible work arrangements and robust practice support. Learn more atwww.providence.org/providerjobs.  

    For more information and to apply, please contact:
    Josh Erde-Wollheim
    Providence Health & Services
    Recruiter, Physician Services & Development
    503-203-0816 Direct
    503-215-0775 Fax
    Josh.ErdeWollheim@providence.org
    www.providence.org/providerjobs



    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeon

    The Department of Neurosurgery at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA is seeking a Neurosurgeon, with a primary interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (non-tenure, clinical track). Responsibilities will include clinical care, supervision of residents, sharing in departmental on-call coverage responsibilities, and participating in educational programs involving medical students and residents. The selected candidate will be expected to undertake clinical or educational research. Compensation and benefits are competitive and compensation will be negotiated based upon academic rank and experience. The School of Medicine does not participate in sponsoring faculty candidates for the Department of Health and Hospitals’ Conrad 30 program. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

    Qualification Requirements: Required: * BC/BE Neurosurgeon * Primary interest in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery * Must be board certified or board eligible, and qualify for licensure in the state of Louisiana upon commencement of employment * Must have completed a Neurosurgical residency and have a proven track record of academic and clinical productivity as well as teaching.

    Applicant Instructions: Submit curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references electronically to SOM-Jobs@lsuhsc.edu; reference Stereotactic position; Position will remain open until filled.


  • Intensive Course on Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring for Professionals

    May 11-19, 2015
    Greenville Neuromodulation Center, Greenville, PA


    When medication fails, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) offers unprecedented hope for patients with and physicians treating complex neurological disorders. Spurred on by an expanding array of FDA approved indications for treatment, the number of implanted DBS systems has surpassed 100,000 creating greater need for trained professionals in emergent, clinical and surgical care.
    To meet this need, Greenville Neuromodulation Center (GNC) Medical Director Dr. Erwin B. Montgomery Jr. will present Intensive Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) (May 11-19), a three-module course, which offers introductory to sophisticated understanding of IONM and hands-on training with advanced automated technology.

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