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Endocrinology Staff Physician BC/BE

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Long Beach, California
Closing date
Oct 30, 2024

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Specialty
Endocrinology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence. The VA way of care, no organization can succeed without values to match its mission. I choose VA Long Beach and you should to! 

The VA Long Beach Healthcare System seeks a full-time permanent Endocrinology Staff Physician to join our esteemed team. We provide exceptional healthcare services to our nation's veterans. As part of the Veterans Health Administration, we are committed to serving those who have served our country with honor and dedication. The Endocrinology Physician will play a critical role in providing specialized care to our veteran patients with endocrine disorders. To include diagnoses of diabetes, thyroid conditions, hormonal imbalances, and other related conditions. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to develop and implement individualized treatment plans for patients with complex endocrine conditions. Stay updated on the latest advancements in endocrinology and contribute to the development of best practices within the department. Provide education and guidance to medical students, residents, and fellows as appropriate. Overall participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterfront playground.  Nearby popular destinations abound: 

  • VA Long Beach is close to some of the nation’s most popular beach cities (Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach) 
  • From Long Beach, you can visit Catalina Island, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm, The Queen Mary, Big Bear Mountain for skiing, the Aquarium of the Pacific, or cruise out of the Port to Mexico, Hawaii, or Alaska!

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-4:30pm 

Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens.
  • Must possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. 
  • Completed Residency Training. 
  • Board Certified or eligible in Endocrinology.
  • New Grads are welcomed! 

Academic Affiliation: University of California, Irvine

Practice Environment: Outpatient and inpatient; 90% outpatient, +telemedicine, supervision of fellows

Benefits: We Offer the following: 

  • Competitive salary Range: Starting annual salary range $240,000. 
  • Performance awards: Receive up to $15,000 in additional annual performance pay.
  • Regular increases: Receive cost of living increases annually and salary reviews and longevity increase every two years.
  • Liability Protection: VA physicians are covered under federal tort laws and may be defended by the United States against allegations of malpractice or negligence.
  • Health insurance: With Federal Employees Health Benefits, choose from a variety of self or family health maintenance organizations. 
  • Dental and vision insurance: Under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, supplemental dental and/or vision benefits are available to you and your family.
  • Life insurance: Plan for what’s next with Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, which is group term life insurance covering you and eligible family members.
  • Pension: Your basic annuity is computed based on your length of service and “high-3” average salary and become vested in the Federal Employee Retirement System, Basic/Defined Benefit pension after only five years of creditable civilian service.
  • Thrift Savings Plan (Federal 401k Equivalent) 5 % agency match: TSP lets you contribute up to $22,500 a year to your account. Become vested after only 3 years of creditable civilian service.
  • Survivor benefits: Become eligible for survivor benefits after 10 years of service.
  • Annual Leave (Paid Time Off): You will receive 208 hours or approximately 26 days of annual leave a year. Paid vacation, unlimited accumulated paid sick leave and 11 paid federal holidays accrue right away.
  • Continuing education: As a VA physician, you can earn CME credits at no cost. You can receive $1,000 or more annually and five days or more of paid absences to attend CME courses (conditions apply).
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: VA employees are eligible. 
  • Credit for military service: Have you earned service credits from your time in military service? Don’t worry — if you move to a federal job at VA, you may carry over service time that is added to your total years of work for retirement purposes. 
  • Leadership skills development: VA provides a competitive, three-tiered continuum of leadership development at the local, network and national levels for employees with the potential and desire to serve in leadership positions.
  • Service without strings: Whether you serve full or part-time, your employment at VA is “at will” and without employment contracts, non-compete clauses, restrictive covenants, or other significant restrictions on outside work.
  • Receive assistance: Under VA’s Employment Assistance Program (EAP), get free, short-term counseling and other services to cope with the stresses of life and other issues.

Experience peace of mind knowing you and your family will be well cared for! #WorkatVA, #ChooseVALongBeach. I Choose VA Long Beach, and you should to!

Please click the following link to Schedule a meeting with me 

If interested, please e-mail your CV to Sergio.garcia2@va.gov  or call 909-735-7855

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