The Kansas City VA Medical Center in Kansas City, MO is seeking BC/BE internal medicine and family medicine physicians to provide outpatient and traditional primary care services at a number of locations (see below). Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Diagnosing, treating and managing patients with typical primary care (including the routine care of women patients) conditions according to usual and acceptable or customary standards of medical practice
Working independently, caring for outpatients in an established clinic
Consulting with specialists and other primary care providers when needed
Cooperating and collaborating with other staff members in meeting the medical care needs of VAMC patients
Participating in medical duties and functions related to quality of care review and process improvement
Possibly participating on various committees and task forces as assigned and attend required meetings.
The physician will serve as a collaborative physician for assigned NPs or PAs
Positions are part of Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT).
Hours: Preferred flexibility with working Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday. Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. (discussed upon offering position and dependent on location)
Locations available: Kansas City VAMC Main Campus (traditional medicine); Kansas City VAMC - Honor Annex (outpatient primary care) and at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Warrensburg, MO and Paola, KS (outpatient primary care)
Licensure: A full and unrestricted license from any US state or territory
Malpractice: VA physicians receive free liability protection
CME: $1,000 Reimbursement and up to 5 days paid absence to attend approved CME courses
No physician employment contract!
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:
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 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-RAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees 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
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service!