Seeking BC Pulmonary Physician for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in Northampton, MA

Department of Veterans Affairs
Northampton, Massachusetts
Nov 19, 2021
Nov 19, 2022
Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Seeking BC Pulmonary Physician for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in Northampton, MA

Position Information

The VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System in Leeds, MA professional staff is actively recruiting to fill a Board-Certified Staff Pulmonary Physician (BE considered) for the Medicine Care Line, Pulmonology Section.  Sleep Medicine expertise is welcomed but sleep medicine fellowship training is not essential. The candidate will provide quality service in our progressive, innovative health care system for the Veteran outpatient population.

The candidate must have a strong commitment to patient care and teaching. Individuals with research interests will find a supportive research infrastructure.  You will work collaboratively with other specialists as necessary in providing the best care to Veterans   Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and will be involved in education & training of Internal Medicine residents in our residency program plus medical students, medicine residents & other providers.

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) with student loan payment reimbursement up to $200,000.

VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System (VACWMHCS), located in Leeds, Massachusetts, is part of VA New England Network (VISN 1), which includes facilities in six New England states - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System provides primary, specialty, and mental health care, including psychiatric, substance abuse and PTSD services, to a Veteran population in central and western Massachusetts of more than 120,000 men and women. VACWM serves Veterans with the main campus in Northampton and multidisciplinary clinics in Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield, Greenfield, and Fitchburg. Care is provided in outpatient clinics.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday

  • Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Pulmonary Disease Medicine, +/-Sleep preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered
  • Telework opportunities available

Community Information

This positions offers the opportunity to work in either the main campus in Northampton or at the new modern clinic in Worcester, MA located on the UMass Chan Medical School campus.

Northampton, MA the best of both worlds, a sophisticated rural lifestyle with all the cultural, artistic, academic, and business amenities of a big city. Northampton has retained much of its historic character in downtown Northampton, its residential neighborhoods, and the smaller commercial village centers of Florence and Leeds.

Northampton features one of the most vibrant downtown centers in New England offering a unique blend of independent retail shops, eclectic restaurants and cafes, art galleries, museums, clubs, and theaters earning its name as “#1 Best Small Arts Town in America” by author John Villani and one of the “Top 25 Arts Destinations” in the nation by AmericanStyle magazine.

It is no surprise that the Boston Globe said, “This small city offers more restaurants and shops, certainly more galleries, theaters and performance venues than most urban centers dozens of times its size. Add two rivers, mountain views, landscaped parks and meadow walks, and you begin to see why people call it paradise.”

Worcester, MA is a vibrant and diverse community located in the heart of MA. Affordable housing, green parks, quality hospitals and proximity to a dozen highly esteemed colleges and universities makes this an excellent place to live and work. Worcester provides excellent cultural life, including restaurants, concert and theater venues, an underground music scene, and the Worcester Art Museum. With its location at the center of the Commonwealth, Worcester allows easy access to the urban amenities of Boston or the natural beauty of the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation and surrounding New England.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees 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, 12 Weeks paid maternity/paternity leave, 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 @ or call (206) 459-7927.

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