Psychiatrists Find Work/Life Balance in Beautiful Northern California

VA Northern California Health Care System
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Facility: VA Northern California Health Care System 
Address:  
Mather, CA  
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Psychiatry 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Whether you’re interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you’ll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you’ll get from caring for those who have served our country.

Full-time Psychiatrist Opportunities - VA Northern California Health Care System

  • Martinez, CA - Addictions, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration

  • Sacramento, CA – General Mental Health, Addictions, Palliative Medicine (0.3)

  • Chico, CA –  General Mental Health (no on-call at this clinic)

  • Redding, CA –  General Mental Health (no on-call at this clinic)

  • Other part time opportunities in Women’s Health, Bariatric Surgery, Primary Care-Mental Health Integration may become available in near future so express your interest now!
  • All positions include clinical videoconferencing (CVT), VA VideoConnect (VVT), telephone and upcoming mobile health technologies.

     

Northern California has a lot to offer to those seeking good weather and an abundance of outdoor activities whether you prefer beach, mountains, snow, etc. The VA offers outstanding working conditions for a satisfying work-life balance, a competitive salary and excellent benefits including malpractice insurance. Must be US citizen or PRA.

 

Candidates must be: 1) US Citizen, 2) Board Prepared/Certified in Psychiatry, and 3) Have full, unrestricted medical license in any State.

BENEFITS:  

  • 26 days paid vacation (1 day accrued each pay period upon employment)

  • 13 days sick leave (1/2 day accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap)

  • 10 paid Federal holidays

  • Flexible scheduling, Limited on-call (by phone only, 1 week/ 3-4 times per year)

  • Competitive Salary ($200,000-$264,000)

  • Malpractice protection covered by the Federal government

  • Annual Physician Performance Pay

  • Market Pay reviewed biennially for possible increase

  • Outstanding number of health plans from which to choose including vision and dental

  • CME- 1 week paid authorized absence to attend and after 1 year of employment $1,000 per year stipend toward CME if BC

  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. This incentive comes with up to $120,000 tax-free over 5-years.

 

 

Interested candidates may forward their CV to:

Crystal Keeler, VANCHCS Physician Recruiter

Crystal.Keeler@va.gov

Fax (916) 843-7078

Feel free to also call (916) 843-9256 with questions.

 

“America is #1—Thanks to our Veterans”

 

 

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Vision

To provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned - and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

About the VA

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.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • 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 employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s 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 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
  • 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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Contact: Eric Snipes 
Phone: 707-562-8401
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