Excellent Work Life Balance (49 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Vascular Surgery opportunity in Fargo, ND
The Fargo VA Health Care system is seeking to add a Vascular Surgeon with Endovascular experience and interests to join our Surgery Department. The Fargo VA HCS oversees the provision of health care to more than 32,000 Veterans living in North Dakota, 17 counties in northwest Minnesota, and one northeast South Dakota county, and approximately 300,000 annual outpatient visits. The Medical Center is affiliated with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, providing training to medical students, and Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery Resident physicians. The facility is also a training facility for nursing and allied health care students.
Fargo, the Gateway to the West and a Livability Top 100 Best Place to Live is the largest city in North Dakota. Located on the banks of the Red River, which separates it from neighboring Moorhead, MN, Fargo is jam-packed with museums, galleries and an Art Deco theater palace in its vibrant downtown district. Outdoor activities, low taxes and strong workforce helped it rank as one of the Best Places to Live by Men's Journal. Three public colleges, including North Dakota State University, call Fargo-Moorhead home, as does the private Concordia College.
THE FARGO MOORHEAD METRO AREA
The metro area features three distinct cities. Bordering the eastern edge of North Dakota, the state’s largest city at just under 120,000, Fargo has a vibrant downtown and shopping district that draws people from around the region. West Fargo, with a population of nearly 35,000, is one of the state’s fastest growing communities with a number of new housing developments. Moorhead, Minnesota, just across the Red River, is a community of over 42,000 residents that has a small town feel with the amenities of a large community.
Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:
49 days paid time off annually including; 26 days paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
on average federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance
possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually
VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement
No malpractice insurance as you are covered by the federal tort law
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Learn more at:
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.