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Physician / Primary Care / Mt. Vernon, IL

Location
Vernon, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
2 Sep 2022
The Marion, IL VA Medical Center is currently seeking a full-time BC/BE Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physician for a staff outpatient primary care physician opportunity at our Mt. Vernon, IL Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

You will provide primary care to a panel of patients and must promote, maintain and nurture positive relationships with the goal of efficient healthcare delivery where each team member works at the top of his or her practice. Duties include: Management of primary care panel of approximately 1,000 - 1,200 patients. The provider serves on a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) with a Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse to provide patient care in the clinic setting.

Duties include:
Managing chronic conditions, evaluating and treating intercurrent medical conditions
Collaborating with a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) to provide accessible, comprehensive, coordinated, continuous care to an assigned panel of patients
Performing a variety of disease prevention related activities including gender and age specific screenings (e.g. breast and colo-rectal cancer), mental health screenings (e.g. depression, substance use& abuse, military sexual trauma and PTSD) and health promotion activities including immunizations, weight management and exercise counseling
Performing preliminary interpretation of common diagnostic tests

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Licensure: Any full and unrestricted license from any US State or Territory is sufficient to work at any VA Medical Center.
Office Hours: Generally Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
$1,000 CME reimbursement
Free liability protection!

The brief hyperlinked videos below will give you a better idea of the benefits for working for our organization:

Why VA?
VHA Physician Pay & Benefits
VHA Patient Care
VHA Technology

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)

Insurance:
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
Disability Retirement
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

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Details

  • Job Reference: 701862749-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Location: Vernon, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent