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Physician / Emergency Medicine / Family Practice / IM in Wichita, KS

Wichita, Kansas
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
The VA Medical Center, Wichita, KS is recruiting for part-time or full-time BC/BE Physician for the Emergency Department. Board eligibility or certification in emergency medicine, internal medicine or family medicine. The department provides 24/7 coverage. You will be responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and stabilization of all emergencies that present to the Emergency Dept. You would also supervise the nursing staff during their tour of duty and serves as a consultant to mid-level providers. No trauma or peds.


Research: Ample research opportunities at VA
Practice Complexity: Routine emergency procedures, intubation, recessitation, stabilization, chest tubes. No trauma/pediatrics. Minimal OB
Department Staffing: 4 full time ER docs, 1 part time (.3), 2 fee basis (as needed) and Section Chief
Additional Medical Center Services: ICU, pulm/CC (includes sleep lab), radiology, 24-hour CT scan available. , reno, nuero, ortho, mental health, contract services for vascular, rheum, GI, Ophthalmology, Hem/Onc. No Derm (fee based). Has onsite cardiology (cath lab), part time ENT
Work Volume: On average 3 patients per hour; 8 Bedson average fewer than 9,000 patients per year in department. Respond to after-hours cardiac arrests and minimal other inpatient coverage responsibilities
Call : No Call!
Office Hours: 12-hour shifts, 80 hours per pay period (for full time - rarely up to 84). Medical Center tries to rotate nights/weekends/holidaysusually every other weekend. Consideration will also be given for a 0.5 FTE which would be approximately 20 hours weekly.

Whether youre interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, youll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction youll 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 (part-time benefits are pro-rated):

Paid Time Off:
208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave you can carry over up to 688 hours into a new year
104 Hours paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays per year with pay
5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)

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 employees salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employees 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 2014, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $17,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $23,000
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
Disability Retirement
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

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  • Job Reference: 701862711-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent