Assistant Chief Medicine and Geriatrics James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center Altoona, PA
The Physician selected will effectively Assistant the Chief of Medicine in leading the clinical staff to achieve the service's mission and goals. He/she is accountable and responsible to the Chief of Medicine and Geriatrics for the coordination of clinical activities, clinical staff, inpatient/outpatient units, and administrative oversight. The Physician selected will be providing administrative, clinical, and program leadership for the service to ensure achievement of the clinical and education goals for the Medicine Service, Community Living Center (CLC), Home-based Primary Care (HBPC), and Community Care Home Services. This position does require at least 2-3 years Administrative experience. The position is for a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician who would have some experience in either Geriatrics, Hospitalist, or both. James E. Van Zandt, VAMC has an Urgent Care Center and this position also would be expected to do some clinical in Urgent Care. This is 80% Administrative and 20% Clinical position at the VAMC.
Work Schedule: 40-hour work week, not night or holiday Call.
Practice Environment: Inpt/Outpt
Incentives: $10,000.00 Moving expenses
The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center consists of a parent site, located in Altoona, PA and 5 community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) located in DuBois, Huntingdon, Indiana, Johnstown & State College, PA. The medical center serves Veterans from a 14-county area in Central PA, providing exceptional health care in the areas of Acute Care, Behavioral Health, Diagnostic Services, Urgent Care, Long Term Care, Pharmacy, Primary Care, Social Services, Specialty Care & Women's Health.
Competitive salary and annual performance bonus!
Guaranteed salary increases!
Full benefits (see below)
Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at these facilities
Malpractice: free liability protection with tail coverage provided
No physician employment contracts!
Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 Days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
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-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 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 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
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
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
To apply please contact David Raines, National Recruitment Consultant at David.Raines@va.gov or 615-854-1540.
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About James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.
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