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Chief of Endocrinology

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Long Beach, California
Closing date
Nov 1, 2024

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Specialty
Endocrinology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Great leaders accelerate positive change, I choose VA Long Beach and you should to!

The VA Long Beach Healthcare System seeks a full-time permanent Chief of Endocrinology to lead our highly skilled team of healthcare professionals. 

As the Chief of Endocrinology, you will play a crucial role in providing comprehensive and specialized care to our veteran patients. Demonstrating clinical leadership overseeing the diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine disorders. Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to ensure the highest quality of patient care with a mixture of in person and telehealth appointments. Lead and mentor a team of dedicated endocrinologists, nurses, and support staff. Drive initiatives for continuous improvement in patient outcomes and satisfaction by engaging in research activities to include teaching students, residents, and fellows. Overall contribute to the advancement of endocrinology knowledge.

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Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-4:30pm (80-hour biweekly work shifts/ ADHOC tele-work agreements available)

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 a Residency Training and or Fellowship in an accredited core specialty program.  
  • Board Certified in Endocrinology.
  • Minimal preferred 3 plus years of leadership/supervisory experience.
  • May consider those without the preferred experience with demonstrated skills.
  • Current VA Employee’s welcomed. 

Academic Affiliation: University of California, Irvine

Benefits: We Offer the following: 

  • Competitive salary Range: Starting annual salary range $260,000- $280,000. Final Salary determination within this range.  
  • Recruitment/ Relocation Incentive is Authorized.
  • 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. 
  • Education Debt Reduction Program Eligible: Repays qualifying student loan debt up to $200,000 tax-free for up to five years, or service periods, for individuals in patient care positions designated* as extremely difficult for recruitment and retention by local facilities.
  • 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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