Nephrology Physician

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Fresno, California
Closing date
Nov 28, 2023

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Specialty
Nephrology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Nephrology Work Life Balance - Fresno, California!

The VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, CA is actively recruiting to fill a Board Certified Staff Nephrology Physician. To provide comprehensive outpatient & inpatient Nephrology services including diagnosing and treating all types of diseases and conditions related to acute, chronic, and end-stage kidney disease, hypertension, fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders. You will develop treatment plans for the above disorders, including but not limited to dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy) and supervise dialysis treatment sessions. You will round on hospitalized patients, attending in clinics, writing of prescription medications, writing for consultative services, diet instruction, and other physician-driven or exclusive decisions. You will work collaboratively with other specialists as necessary in providing the best care to Veterans.

The selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the University of California San Francisco Fresno and will be involved in the education & training of Internal Medicine residents in our residency program plus medical students, medicine residents & other providers.

The VA Central California HCS, based in Fresno, proudly serves veterans throughout Central California. The medical center is situated on 18.5 acres. VA Central California HCS is a 57-bed acute care, general medical and surgical center with state-of-the-art primary and secondary care in major diagnostic and treatment specializations, including a 12-bed inpatient psychiatric unit, and three CBOC s. A 54-bed Community Living Center is located on campus and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.

Expected Salary range 240,000 to $282,000, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus.

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), and if approved, receive up to $200,000 in school loan repayment.

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.

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlight

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 2022, 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

Gregory.Salmon@va.gov call or Text (321) 689-7080

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

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