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Excellent Clinical Director of Primary Care

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyInternal Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNegotiable
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedSign-on, Retention, Quality, Relocation

Excellent Clinical Director of Primary Care

The VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for the Clinical Director of Primary Care. VAPORHCS is a large tertiary care (1A) facility with campuses in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, as well as 10 outpatient clinics, serving over 95,000 veterans annually.  VAPORHCS provides full spectrum primary care, mental health, and complex specialty care services and is a complex care referral site for VISN 20.  

 

VAPORHCS is a major teaching and research site affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  VAPORHCS hosts about 2,000 health professional learners annually and ranks in the top 10 nationwide among VAs in research grant support, with over 170 investigators in basic science, clinical, and health services research and over 1000 active protocols. 

 

The Clinical Director is an integral part of a Primary Care Leadership team that includes the Deputy Clinical Director, Nursing and Administrative Director. Together this team oversees a division of about 350 employees, 12 care sites, over 70 patient aligned care teams (PACT) in central and northwestern Oregon.  This position reports directly to the Chief of Staff.

 

We are seeking a Clinical Director with a strong clinical, administrative, and academic background who will provide oversight of day-to-day operations, be clinically active, and collaborate in developing education and research with our academic partner.

 

The ideal candidate must be strongly motivated to promote continuing education for staff, inter-professional training, and be committed to professional enrichment, merit promotion, equal employment opportunity, and positive labor relations. An OHSU academic appointment will be commensurate with experience.

 

 

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (Will be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

  • Must be U.S. Citizen
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Family Practice or Internal Medicine

 

Community Information

 

 

Portland, Oregon is a great city with distinctive and interesting neighborhoods, full of good restaurants and bars, coffee shops on every corner, local brewers, and hundreds of food carts where you can try out food from around the world. Portland is a safe, very clean and beautiful city. Portland is a safe, very clean and beautiful city. Portlanders are friendly and helpful. Even though Portland has 2.2 million people living in it--and has all the benefits and amenities of a big city--it has a friendly, small-town feel. Portland has one of the best public transit systems in America. Portland is also the most bicycle friendly city in America. You do not need a car to enjoy living in and exploring Portland! Portland is often called the "beer-capital of the world", with more varieties and brands of beer made in local breweries than anywhere else--and with over a dozen of beer festivals held in the city every year! Oregon is renowned for its wine, with over a hundred wineries in and near Portland, where you can sample world-class pinot noir. Oregon is a place of natural beauty & exciting adventures. Outstanding hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, and many other outdoor activities can be found within 60–90-minute drive from downtown.  Oregon boasts the most diverse climate in all the United States with cool rainforests and hot deserts, ocean beaches and snow-covered mountains.

 

 

Benefits and Features

 

The position offers a competitive salary based on education, training and experience and includes a full benefit package, student debt repayment, an annual CME stipend all designed to support a high-quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 11 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, with up to five percent government matching contributions.  

 

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

 

Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.

VA Benefits

 

 

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 Federal holidays with pay annually
  • 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 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% 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 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • 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

About this Faciity

The Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is a 303-bed consolidated facility with two main divisions. The medical center serves as the quaternary referral center for Oregon, Southern Washington, and parts of Idaho for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Portland VAMC is located atop Marquam Hill on 28.5 acres overlooking the city of Portland. In addition to comprehensive medical and mental health services, the Portland VAMC supports ongoing research and medical education, including nationally funded Mood Disorders and Hepatitis C Resource Centers.

The Portland VAMC is connected to OHSU structurally by a beautiful sky bridge and functionally by shared staff, trainees and educational opportunities.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Portland, we offer services in four community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in —

Bend
East Portland
Hillsboro
North Coast
Newport
Salem
The Dalles
West Linn

The medical center is located atop Marquam Hill on 28.5 acres, which overlooks the city of Portland with the adjoining medical center’s major academic affiliate, Oregon Health Sciences University. It is a type 1-A facility, serving a large and diverse group of veterans and specializes in acute, intermediate and long-term medical and surgical care.

Partners and Education

As a teaching hospital, Portland VAMC provides a full range of services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.

Portland VAMC has an active affiliation with the Oregon Health & Sciences University. The Medical Center is connected both physically and functionally to the University. Over 1200 University residents, interns, and students are trained at the PVAMC each year. There are 172 base funded house officers in 33 different specialties. PVAMC has nursing student affiliations with the Oregon Health & Science University, University of Portland, Linfield College and Walla Walla College as well as affiliations with these and other teaching institutions involving dentistry, pharmacy, social work, psychology, chaplaincy, nuclear medicine, physical and occupational therapy, dietetics, audiology and speech pathology, alcohol and drug treatment.

Community Highlights

With an inviting leisurely pace, Portland, Oregon views itself as a small, accessible city, vaguely European in character, boasting a rose garden as one of its biggest attractions. Stroll through any of its neighborhoods and a culturally vibrant city unfolds, from art galleries to wine bars housed in historic and modern buildings. Continue the laid-back lifestyle with day trips to a Pacific Ocean beach, waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge or world-class pinot noirs in nearby Willamette Valley.

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Facility & Address

  • Portland VA Medical Center
  • Portland OR

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Hank Laguatan Recruitment Consultant

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