Excellent work life balance (54 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Primary Care opportunity in Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Facility: Battle Creek VA Medical Center 
Address: 5500 Armstrong Road 
Battle Creek, MI 49037 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Family Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Excellent Work Life Balance (up to 54 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Primary Care opportunities

 

The Battle Creek VA Medical Center has an opportunity for Primary Care providers. Physicians in the VA have the distinguished opportunity to work with our Nation’s Heroes.

Practice patient driven care while enjoying excellent benefits and work-life balance. You will have a panel of up to 1200 patients with 12 – 14 patients per day. This Medical Center Medical Center does not have emergency room, ICU, or CCU. There are very minimal on-call duties.

 

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.

 

WELCOME TO BATTLE CREEK

Battle Creek contains more land than all but two other Michigan cities. This vast land resource is home to a bustling residential and business community. Battle Creek is an energetic city on the move, ready to meet the challenges of the future. Here, you enjoy a progressive small city with an extraordinary commitment to success. City parks and paths contribute to family wellness, while school children receive world-class instruction. The Battle Creek Linear Park winds its way through the city, linking together parks and forest, lakes, rivers and streams for joggers, strollers and bicyclists. An impressive array of entertainment options pleases music lovers, sports fans, and families. Battle Creek has emerged as a major service corridor, with specialty shops, theaters, festivals, international corporate and philanthropic headquarters, professional and financial services, and government offices.

 

Benefits

Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:

49 days paid time off annually including; 26 days paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)

on average federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance

possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually

VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement

No malpractice insurance as you are covered by the federal tort law

up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k)

 

Health:  https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/eligibility/#url=Overview

Retirement:  https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/fers-information/

 

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. Learn more at:

http://www.vacreers.va.gov/

 

If interested in learning more information about this position please email an updated CV to:

david.raines@va.gov

 

 

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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