Physician (Primary Care) Recruitment Incentive! Education Debt Reduction Program! Work-Life Balance!

Department of Veterans Affairs
Temple, Texas
Closing date
Feb 6, 2025

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Family Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is currently recruiting for Primary Care Physician(s) to provide primary care to a diverse group of Veteran patients for the facilities located in Temple and Waco, Texas.  We offer a great benefits package, work-life balance, recruitment incentives all while serving our nation’s heroes! We are centrally located with Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston all within a 3 hours' drive.  The international airport is 1 hr. away. We have beautiful lakes with lots of hiking in the area. 

Contact me, Corina Sanchez, Physician & Provider Recruiter for more information:

Below is a short description of the opportunity.

The Primary Care Physician(s) duties include the following:

    Provides comprehensive care for our veteran population such as services in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of assigned/unassigned patients with acute care needs.Women's health care duties include, assessment and treatment of patients, including pelvic examination, pap smears and other related gender-specific healthcare of women, reviews diagnostic studies and reports abnormal findings.Provides effective medical treatment, consultation, and diagnosis upon request from other Services/Departments.Perform office-based procedures Eg. Knee, shoulder, Hip injections/aspiration.Orders appropriate tests and incorporate results for treatment plan.Initiates or expedites requests for consults, special tests, or studies.Authorized to write both inpatient and outpatient medical orders, treatments, and medications.Provides education and counseling to patient and family in preventive care, medical conditions, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.Serve as an attending/teaching physician for internal medicine/Transitional residents and Preventive medicine residents/students as assigned.BLS required.Other duties as assigned.

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

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible 

Pay:  Salary Range: $200,000-$240,000. Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)

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 restrictions on moonlighting

Preferred Experience:

    Board Eligible/Certified in Internal/Family MedicineExperience in Primary Care and Urgent Care SettingWomen's Health training, competency in paper smearsInterpretation of EKG, chest X-ray and joint imagingExperience in Quality Improvement projectsExperience in teaching residents (post-graduate) and medical students

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package.

Earn a competitive total reward$ package as you peruse excellence in healthcare for Veterans. At the VA, you receive compensation based on your education, experience, and local labor market. You receive annual cost of living increase and biennial "step" increases/ When appropriate, market pay increases resulting from additional credentials, promotions or change in local labor market.

More about the area:

Temple, located about 50 minutes north of Austin, offers the perfect compromise between welcoming small-town living and the hustle of a big city. Striking a balance between vibrancy and livability, Temple continues to grow its amenities for residents, while maintaining a safe, family-friendly, caring culture. Whether it is the scenic parks and trails, the family friendly atmosphere, or the unique neighborhoods with Texas charm, we think you will find something here that you love! Our vision is for Temple to be a place that you love to call home.

Temple was ranked by the Council for Community and Economic Research as having one of the lowest cost of livings in a metro area in the nation.  To view more of our awards & recognitions visit

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