Psychiatrist Needed in Kansas City, Missouri!
The Kansas City, MO VA Medical Center in Kansas City, MO is actively seeking a BE/BC Psychiatrists for Staff Outpatient Psychiatry opportunities.
- Outpatient psychiatrist: This position is responsible for conducting assessments for psychiatric, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, social and any associated medical problems in the tele-psychiatry and outpatient clinical settings. The selected physicians will also use appropriate treatment modalities including psychotropic medications, individual therapy, and group therapy. Outpatient duties in general mental health clinic include seeing patients for initial and follow-up mental health assessments and medication management; care is delivered in a team-based model. Possibility for Research and faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine
- The city of Kansas City offers a wealth of attractions and is the home to over 2 million people with Midwestern charm and hospitality. The striking landscape of the revitalized city includes wide boulevards, beautiful parks, fantastic architecture and more than 200 fountains. The city's diversions include world-class museums, vibrant arts scene, superb shopping and great blues and jazz clubs. Kansas City enjoys each of the four seasons. Salaries in KC are higher than the U.S. average, and the cost of living is significantly lower.
- ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BONUS of up to an additional $15k each year
- ROBUST SALARIES IN THE 215K to 240K RANGE! GUARANTEED SALARY INCREASES!
- STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT!
- SIGN-ON BONUS!
- ROBUST BENEFITS PACKAGE OUTLINED BELOW
- LICENSURE: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory is permissible to work at this facility
- CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence to attend
- MALPRACTICE: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
- NO PHYSICIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS and thusly no significant restriction on moonlighting in the community
- OFFICE HOURS: 8 am– 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
- CALL: Evening/weekend/holiday call on a rotational basis with other psychiatrists. Frequency estimate is 2-3 evenings/month and 0-1 weekend/month
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. 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
- 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 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 $18,00, 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
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.
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.