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Nephrologist - Beckley VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs
Beckley, West Virginia
Closing date
Apr 6, 2024

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Full Time
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VA physicians lead change toward greater progress in Veteran care spanning all areas of medicine. With access to state-of-the-art technologies and pioneering research opportunities, they challenge the boundaries of health care to develop innovative treatment options that improve patient outcomes. VA fosters excellence thru mentorship, leadership, and educational programs, giving physicians the tools, they need to serve Veterans best.

The Beckley VA Medical Center is looking for a Nephrologist to join our team. The Beckley VAMC is small enough to connect with the patients but big enough to still have some of the newest equipment available. At the Beckley VA Medical Center, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Average daily patient census 6 to 8 patients per day
  • Call schedule 14 days of call per month this included two weekends
  • Practice the full scope of General Nephrology clinical care
  • Diagnose, treat, and manage any condition or disease which affects kidney functions
  • Develop patient treatment plans
  • Establish and support professional working relationships with clinical service providers within the medical center, outpatient clinics (OPCs) and the community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs)

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program.

Recruitment Incentive: Sign-on incentive will be authorized for highly qualified applicants.
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)
Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal thrift savings plan (TSP) with up to 5% in contributions by VA (3 years vesting)
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: Annual CME allowance with 5 days for attending CME events
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

More about the area:

Beckley, WV is a hidden gem of a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia. Because of its location, on Interstate 77 & Interstate 79, Beckley is known as the gateway to southern WV. It is rich in natural beauty, sweeping mountain views and cool, and rushing mountain streams.

Beckley is an outdoor enthusiast s dream. We have hiking, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, mountain bicycling, kayaking, and several ski resorts and much more. We have multiple state parks with lots of amenities, as well as the National New River Gorge Park that are located right outside your front door.

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