Primary Care Practice Opportunity

Togus VA Medical Center
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Facility: Togus VA Medical Center 
Address:  
Augusta, ME  

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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Family Medicine
Internal Medicine 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Yes
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Primary Care Physician needed to care for our Veterans-Great Benefits!

The Togus VA Healthcare System located in Augusta, ME is searching for BE/BC Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physicians to join their dynamic healthcare team.

Positions are located at the VA Medical Center in Augusta and at our Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Caribou, ME, Saco Maine and Bangor Maine

The VA offers a unique care team structure - the Primary Aligned Care Team (PACT). The Primary Care Staff provider has responsibility for working alongside their PACT in providing primary care to a defined panel of patients. The provider will serve on a PACT with an assigned Registered Nurse (Nurse Care Manager), Licensed Practical Nurse, and Advanced Medical Support Assistant.

This team works in unison to manage the health of the PACT's panel, striving for access, continuity of care and quality of care. At the Caribou CBOC physicians will benefit from the partnership of robust mental health services, social workers, clinical pharmacy specialists, and registered dietitians. Sometimes it takes a team and VA providers know they are not alone in their mission to deliver outstanding care to their patients.

Salary Range: Up to $225,000 per year

Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate

The selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.

Education: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

All applicants must be board certified or board eligible.

Licensure:  A Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

Physical Standards: All applicants must meet the physical requirements established for this position.

English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Augusta is the state capital of the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Kennebec County. Located on the Kennebec River at the head of tide, Augusta is home to the University of Maine at Augusta. Maine, the northeastern most U.S. state, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard. https://visitmaine.com/ 

About the Facility:

VA Maine Healthcare System proudly serves Maine's veterans at a main campus in Augusta or any of nine outpatient clinics. It's a modern 67-operational bed facility with general medical, surgical and mental health beds, as well as 65 Skilled-Longer Stay beds, a 25-bed Dementia Unit, and a hospice unit. The oldest veterans' facility in the country (est. 1866), much of its 500+ acres is natural woodland habitat for wildlife. Living in Maine offers excellent quality of life and access to many cultural and recreational activities.

Competitive salaries, generous leave package, health & life insurance benefits, and retirement benefits. Additionally, the right candidate will experience the sense of patriotism and pride associated with working with veterans. The incumbent is eligible to participate in a pension program as well as a matching Thrift Savings Plan which is similar to a 401K. Candidates with prior military experience may be able to combine their accrued military retirement credit with VA pension benefits.

About Our Community

Live in Augusta, or within easy commuting distance, in the mid-coast region, in the mountains, or lakeside. Safe communities with highly rated school systems. Variety of outdoors recreational destinations, near-by college and university campuses, and other cultural events are some examples of what central Maine has to offer. Living in Maine offers excellent quality of life and access to many cultural and recreational activities.

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

Contact Information
Contact: Samuel Wright 
Phone: 334-294-6130
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