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Neurologic Specialist

Neurologic Specialist
Location: Berlin, NH 03570, Lancaster, NH 03584, and Gorham, NH
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $337, 391
CME Funds: $4,500; for license, DEA, Medical Staff dues, professional memberships
tuition and travel for conferences, etc. Prorated for FTE of 0.89 + $4,500.
Commencement Bonus: $25,000
Projected total compensation: $352,391 (base and 100% of citizenship bonus) plus productivity.
Schedule
4 or 4.5 days per week. Standard day or half-day) off to be mutually determined at time of negotiation of physician employment agreement. Currently, Wednesday or Thursday or perhaps Monday would be an option.
8 am to noon and 1pm to 5 pm (8 hours of clinical time/day)
Appointment durations would begin at 40-60 minute to allow for orientation and EMR. At an appropriate time (usually 2-4 weeks), appointment durations would be reduced to match standards for neurologists, i.e., 20 minutes for established patients and 60 minutes for new patients.
Typical productivity (based on the usual mix of new and established patients) will be 12 to 16 patients per day. In general, 2 to 4 new patients per day. Time for interpretation of diagnostic tests (e.g., EEG) is provided. However, administrative time is generally not provided at the specialty practice. Locations of care/schedule (specific days of week to be determined at time of negotiation of physician employment agreement or commencement of employment, based on available space and operational needs at each site).
Preferred candidates have prior experience (at least 2-5 years) in broad spectrum of general neurology. Selected new graduates from residency or fellowship training may be eligible. Prior experience in a small hospital or CAH desired.
Must be comfortable with rural nature of practice/hospital, only one neurology colleague, solo coverage, and complement of specialists and diagnostic testing capacity. Special clinical interests/expertise to complement those of current neurologists and expand scope of services to our region. For example, clinical interests/expertise in one or more of the following: headaches, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, extrapyramidal syndrome, stroke, epilepsy, dementia, and EEG’s. Ability to interpret EEG studies desirable but not required.
Ability to perform Botox injections desirable but not required.
Team oriented, collaborative, and patient focused. High level of customer service (patient satisfaction) is expected.
H1-B and J-1 visa candidates will be considered if excellent communication skills.
Job Highlights
Seeking a full-time (4.0 or 4.5 days/week) neurologist to join a highly productive, skilled, and popular neurologist and selected outreach clinic sites to help meet clinical demands for services and build a neurology service (system of 3 Critical Access Hospitals).
Provides office-based general neurology services to new and established patients (adolescents age 16 and older as well as adults), including medication management, education and counseling of patients and families, ordering diagnostic tests, referral to related other specialties (e.g., cardiology, orthopedics, pain management, pulmonology, sleep medicine) locally, referral to subspecialty neurologists at tertiary care centers, and communication with PCP’s.
• Most commonly diagnoses encountered are:

  • Migraine
  • Memory loss
  • Essential tremor
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Headache

Partners with other members of neurology team (e.g., neurologist colleague, radiologist, EEG technologists, MA’s and RN’s, physical therapists). Infrequently provides consultation for inpatients (0-3 times/week). More often providers curbside often (unofficial) consultations to hospitalist and arranges to see patient in timely manner (<1-2 weeks) in office setting following discharge and/or specialized testing.
EMR: Meditech Expanse
Relocation Assistance
$10,000 to $20,000 – Varies depending on distance of move, size of family, etc. Taxable.
Housing Stipend
Potentially – Individually negotiated. Taxable.

Education Loan Reimbursement
Potentially – Individually negotiated. Taxable.

Retirement Plans
Both 457(b) and 403(b)
• Contributes 4% of Physician’s earned compensation to 457(b) plan with an annual maximum of $22,500 per IRS policy. Earned compensation includes base salary, Good Citizenship Bonus, and productivity incentive; excludes commencement bonus, relocation reimbursement, educational loan reimbursement, and housing stipend.
• Physician may make pre-tax contributions to 457(b) to supplement employer contribution up to annual maximum.
• Illustration: If Physician’s annual earned compensation was $250,000, we would contribute $10,000 to 457(b).
• We also offers a 403(b) plan for employed physicians. However, such pre-tax contributions are entirely self-funded by the physician up to annual maximum of $20,500 per IRS policy.

Holidays
6 day per year
Vacation
5 weeks per year
CME
2 weeks per year
Bonus
Good Citizenship Bonus
• For each Fiscal Year of this Agreement, or a portion thereof, the Physician shall also be eligible for a Good Citizenship Bonus in addition to Annual Base Salary based upon achievement selected criteria. Typically, 3 or 4 criteria per year, which may change from time to time, generally no more frequently than once annually in advance of a Fiscal Year.

  • wRVU Productivity Bonus
  • Professional Liability coverage with tail
  • Insurance
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Diagnostic testing and ancillary services available to support neurology practice Imaging
  • Neurodiagnostic Cardiology diagnostics
  • Pulmonary diagnostics
  • Sleep diagnostics.
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • • Extensive services available for physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

    • Speech Therapy:
    • – Evaluate and treat patients with disorders of cognition, communication and swallowing. Diagnoses include, but are not limited to, dementia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Parkinson’s disease, stroke, concussion, and other head injuries.
    • – Swallow evaluations performed include bedside swallowing evaluation, modified barium swallowing study (MBSS), and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).
    • – Certified to perform the LOUD portion of the LSVT BIG and LOUD program.
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