BOARD CERTIFIED/ELIGIBLE PULMONOLOGIST/CRITICAL CARE PHYSICIAN WITH FACULTY APPOINTMENT WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VA MEDICAL CENTER WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT
Want to experience the practice of medicine and provide valued, meaningful, collaborative, and mission-driven quality patient care, while living and playing in a spectacular location? Consider joining our highly dedicated and collegial team committed to giving exceptional and outcomes-driven care to our nations Veterans.
We are seeking a full-time faculty member to join the section at the White River Junction VA Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Excellent opportunities are available for those with interest in a variety of research areas, including health services research, quality improvement and basic sciences research.
You should be BE/BC in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine and have a strong commitment to teaching and patient care. Clinical responsibilities will include outpatient and inpatient pulmonary consultation and attending in a multi-disciplinary ICU. As a faculty member, you will be expected to participate fully in the education of Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows, Internal Medicine residents, and medical students. In addition, promotion and development of safety, quality, and process improvement activities and policies to facilitate delivery of services and compliance with administrative and regulatory requirements are expected elements.
The White River Junction VA Medical Center is a 74 bed, acute care facility that provides a full range of primary, secondary, and specialty care. We are dually affiliated with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine. The medical center prides itself in providing high-quality, patient-centric care to our Veterans as well as training and education to medical students, residents, and fellows.
White River Junction, Vermont is located in the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont where every season is stunning and there are endless recreational opportunities. Nestled between the Green and White Mountains and located on the Connecticut River, the area provides cultural and entertainment opportunities and year-round outdoor recreation. We are only a short drive to Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH and Boston, MA.
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 Paid 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.
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
For more information, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
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About White River Junction VA Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock 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.