Seeking BC/BE Rheumatologist with Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director Experience for Albany...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Albany, New York
Dec 29, 2020
Dec 29, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Position Information:

The Albany New York Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a Board Certified (BC) or Board Eligible (BE) Rheumatologist for inpatient, outpatient and telemedicine clinical practice involving full spectrum and scope of Rheumatology diagnostic and therapeutic service. The ideal candidate should demonstrate interest and prior experience in research, teaching and as a Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director. Selected candidate will be considered for Academic Appointment with the Albany Medical College based on individual interests and qualifications.  Expected work schedule is Full-Time, Monday-Fridays, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with evening, night and weekend call coverage as required.  

  • Must be US Citizen (Non-Citizens May Be Considered)
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible in Rheumatology Specialty
  • Degree in Allopathic Medicine (MD) or Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Current Active US State Medical License to practice medicine or surgery 
  • Candidates with experience as Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director highly desirable 

Community Information:

With a population of 97,279 Albany is the capital of New York and is the state’s 10th largest city and sits on the west bank of the Hudson River Albany and is located near the pristine Adirondack Mountains and lakes, and situated between New York City, Boston and Montreal. Albany New York offers the versatility of a big-city and outdoor enthusiast's dream, and is known for its rich history, commerce, culture, architecture, and institutions of higher education. Albany is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Albany has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Albany enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Albany.

Benefits Information:

  • Expected Realistic Annual Salary Range:  $220,000 to $243,000 with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus, and eligibility to apply for up to $200,000 in Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Incentive
  • The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance
  • 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-Life insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially offset Federal Government; 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.

About the VA:

The 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.

For more information and to discuss your interests:

Please forward copy of your CV and Cover Letter, summarizing your background, education, training, clinical practice, credentials and interests, to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at or call (702) 675-5761.

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