Neuroscience Clinician

2017-11-28
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Public Sector/Government

/yr

  full-time   employee


Silver Spring
Maryland
20910
United States

What a fantastic and important opportunity this is! Are you interested in supporting active duty military members who serve or have served to protect US? The Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center's (DVBIC) mission is to help give back to military members, their families and extended network by providing Care, innovative RESEARCH, EDUCATION and SUPPORT for those suffering from traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other co-occurring injuries.







Learn more about DVBIC and the 18 centers where this Care, research, education and overall support to our vets is taking place



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Position Summary:



S/he will, in collaboration with the DoD and VA health Care system, support and participate in the development, writing, creation and/or improvement in TBI related documents, recommendations, tools and/or resources. These products will be utilized by providers, service members and/or family members as they relate in the Care, treatment and effects of a TBI along the continuum of Care and recovery. Incumbent provides clinical input and educational opportunities for DVBIC, the Services and the VA on issues related to TBI and are aimed at improving standards of Care and education for TBI.







Primary Responsibilities:


  • Review existing and ongoing studies regarding TBI Care in civilian and military populations to ensure translation into clinical recommendations and practice.
  • Ensure new products or tools do not conflict with existing protocols or guidance.
  • Assist in the development, writing, creation and/ improvements in TBI related documents, recommendations, tools and/or resources
  • Collaborate with senior leadership, internal and external stakeholders and other SMEs to ensure sufficient evidence and evaluation for a clinical recommendation, support tools, educational tools, or other requested products will meet customers need or intended population.
  • Attend and participate in scholarly, academic and scientific presentations, meetings and provides work for publication in scientific related journals or other format
  • Provide clinical input to DVBIC, the Services and the VA on improving standards of Care, medical systems, TBI clinic development and TBI education across a wide network of organizations, clinical professionals, and key leadership
  • Provides educational opportunities for the multidisciplinary team involved in the Care of military and veterans with TBI
  • If stipulated by the government that the Neuroscience Clinician should have expertise in medical informatics and requires a background in health informatics and/or data analytics, the following skills will complement or substitute for the aforementioned.
  • Provide methodology for capture, collection and analysis of health Care data for TBI
  • Design and manage databases
  • Create data sets for analysis
  • Apply expertise in statistical methods and quantitative data collection
  • Perform data analysis on large data sets including using software such as SPSS and SAS
  • Should have a working knowledge of ICD-9 coding
  • Have knowledge of the design of Patient electronic health record systems, preferably to include AHLTA, VISTA and ESSENTRIS
  • Have experience with the use of software programs to extract information from electronic health systems
  • Demonstrate ability to develop quality of Care indicators and cost-improvement metrics
  • Possess the ability to translate clinical data for recommendations for health Care delivery improvement
  • Possess a knowledge of standards for storage of protected health Care information
  • Possess a knowledge of clinical data warehouse systems
  • Have ability to collect quality data from health Care sites
  • Have experience with the preparation of data summaries and technical reports and preparation of documents reporting on statistical analyses

Non Primary Responsibilities:


  • Periodic Clinical Surge Support for TBI Care at MTF's may be required to provide direct Patient Care and/or assessments as related to specialty, except in case of medical informatics.
  • Participates in staff conferences, DVBIC meetings, organizational strategic planning sessions, professional meetings, seminars, and workshops to include military and VA programs as needed.
  • Supports DVBIC clinical, education and research initiatives as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • MD, OD, or PhD required, with specialty training in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, Neuro-Optometry or related field strongly preferred.
  • Must maintain Continuing Education credit sufficient to maintain both their clinical license.





  • 2 to 5 years TBI related experience in healthcare or rehabilitation setting in area of training required.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with TBI patients required.
  • Familiarity with military medical systems desirable.
  • Ability to search, review and understand the medical literature.
  • Ability to work with DoD, the Services, and the VA to develop, evaluate, and improve TBI programs throughout the DoD and VA.
  • Ability to develop quality standards and metrics for mild/moderate/severe TBI clinical Care and program excellence. Ability to monitor medical literature and the practice of TBI Care to highlight best practices, identify innovative tools, and educational tools and methods.
  • Identify opportunities for collaborative programs and activities with other centers of DCoE.
  • Excellent communication skills, leadership ability, public speaking, organizational skills, creativity, adaptability, and ability to write and process reports quickly.
  • Ability to develop and utilize power point for presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; leadership ability, public speaking, organizational skills, creativity, adaptability, and ability to write and process reports quickly required.
  • S/he must adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. For the medical informatics these clinical skills generally described are not required - see skills required in Primary Responsibilities Section for Medical Informatics.




As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
















 

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