The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO is a seeking full-time BC/BE Pain Management physician who will provide care to Veterans in the Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Diagnoses, treats, and manages patients with chronic pain conditions according to standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques including medication management with opioids and minor interventional pain procedures
Reports to the Associate Chief of Staff, Specialty Care Services or his designated surrogate
Works independently, caring for outpatients in an established clinic
Consults with patients inpatient and Community Living Center settings
Expected to cooperate with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care review and improvement, including orientation to Poplar Bluff VAMC safety and infection control procedures
May have additional duties as collaborative support for a nurse practitioner or physician's assistant
Position is part of the multidisciplinary Pain Management Program
Perform sunder the general direction of the Associate Chief of Staff, Specialty Care Services
May have personal contact with patients, family, visitors and other employees, including contract employees of various VA services
Contacts with patients are for the purpose of medical care and information sharing as it relates to the medical care and special requirements
Requires contact with physicians and other ancillary services personnel for information sharing and consultation
Contacts with visitors and family members are required for information sharing as it relates to a particular patient
Ages of patients served may vary greatly and include young (20s and 30s years of age); middle-aged (40s and 50s years of age); and older patients (60 and upward). Patients may have varying degrees of service connected and non-service connected disabilities
Work Schedule: 8:00am to 4:30pm, M-F. Maybe required to furnish services on all calendar days and occasionally remain on duty later than 4:30pm, as required. On-call duty on weekends will be required
Licensure: Any full and unrestricted license from any US State or Territory is acceptable at this facility
Malpractice: Free liability coverage
Sign-on Bonus is authorized
Student Loan Repayment: You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information
Annual performance bonus eligibility
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-FRAE 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!