Seeking BC/BE Neurosurgeon with Complex Spine & Spine Instrumentation Qualifications for the Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kansas City MO

Kansas City VA Medical Center
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Facility: Kansas City VA Medical Center 
Address: 4801 Linwood Blvd 
Kansas City, MO 64128 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Neurological Surgery 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Yes
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Position Information

 

The Kansas City Missouri VA Medical Center is recruiting for an experienced Board Certified Neurosurgeon (Board Eligible Considered) with Complex Spine and Spine Instrumentation qualifications. The selected Physician will carry a clinical workload, take part in continuing medical education and will be involved with quality assurance and performance improvement activities. The Neurosurgeon will provide the full spectrum of operative and non-operative management of neurosurgery patients, including intracranial and complex spine surgery and accepting referrals from other VA medical centers and conducting surgeries. The Kansas City MO VAMC is a 157-bed medical, surgical and psychiatric facility that provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City.  The Surgeon will provide guidance to rotating Residents, Fellows and Medical Students on rotation from the University of Kansas, School of Medicine, so is expected to demonstrate leadership, direction, knowledge transfer of the skills and abilities in the Neurosurgery field and train other professional staff in the Neurosurgery section. Work Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, with no call coverage responsibility expected.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in U.S.
  • Residency Training & Board Certification (BC Considered) in Neurosurgery
  • Experience in the full range of Complex Spine & Spine Instrumentation highly desired

 

Community Information

 

Kansas City is a large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 481,420 people and 147 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the largest community in Missouri. Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kansas City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kansas City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (10.43%), and management occupations (9.03%). Also of interest is that Kansas City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US. The country's images of the Midwest and Kansas City, like flyover country, cow town and endless open prairies, negate the truth: that Kansas City, Missouri – the larger of two cities that bear the same name – is a major metropolitan area with a diverse population of more than 2 million people. Straddling two states and two rivers, Kansas City surprises newcomers who expect to find a homey metro area. Instead, they find a place that continues to celebrate its history while continuously innovating. As more millennials flock to Kansas City for its desirable cost of living and optimal job market, the area has fostered the growth of a creative community. In terms of college education, Kansas City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.00% of adults in Kansas City have a college degree. Community Information: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/missouri/kansas-city   

 

Benefits and Features

 

Expected Salary range for well qualified Neurosurgeon will range from $340,000,000.00 to $370,000.00 with possibility of Recruitment/Relocation Incentive, and eligibility to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program for highly qualified candidate, that may provide up to $120,000.00 maximum benefit. The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - 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. Physician Benefits Brochure:  https://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/Physician_Brochure.pdf      

 

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.

 

To Explore This VA Physician Opportunity Further

Email copy of your CV & Cover Letter to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, david.aragon@va.gov, (702) 675-5761

Opening in 1952, the Kansas City VA Medical Center has a rich legacy of providing quality care to the men and women who have proudly served our nation --- America’s heroes. We consider it an honor and privilege to serve the health care needs of our Veterans.

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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