Physician Primary Care

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Victoria, Texas
Closing date
Aug 29, 2024

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Nestled on the Coastal Bend region of Texas, Victoria is located perfectly between the Houston and San Antonio. If you enjoy the outdoors and actvities like fishing, hiking or swimming this is the place. The Cost of Living in Victoria is significantly lower than in major cities like Houston and Austin. The money you make will go a lot further. The town is only 70,000 so no more sitting in traffic for an hour each way just to get to and from work. If you want to go to the big city your only and hour and a half commute to Corpus Christi and Houston.

The VA is a unique opportunity for a provider to give back to your nation. You will have the opportunity to work on a PACT Team meaning your administrative staff is already there ready for you the day you start. Just come in and start seeing your panel. The VA ensures you have quality time to get to know your patients.

Look at these excellent benefits

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m)

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Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment) Receive up to $200,000 to pay back student debt ($40,000 per year for up to 5 years).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 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
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 moonlighting

Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Licensure and Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are:
    1. Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
    2. Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
    3. Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs

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