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Physician (Primary Care) – Lamar, CO

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Lamar, Colorado
Closing date
Mar 29, 2025

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Position Information:

The Veterans Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Lamar VA Clinic in Lamar, CO, is seeking full-time board certified/board eligible Family Practice or Internal Medicine Physicians with three or more years’ of experience to join our Primary Care Health Team. The primary care provider will function as a highly skilled, independent care provider in the management of patients and will be part of an interdisciplinary care team with access to state-of-the-art medicine and some of the most advanced medical technologies available.

The Health Care Clinic operates under a PACT Model (Patient Aligned Care Team). Together with his or her team, comprised of a PCP, RN, LPN, and a Medical Support Assistant, the PCP cares for a panel of approximately 450 patients. The PACT provides comprehensive care for our Veteran population, including the diagnoses, care, and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. Common diagnoses encountered include diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, and chronic pain. Position is Monday thru Friday, no weekends, and no holidays.

Facility Information

Although Lamar is remote to the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora, CO, there exists multiple ties to the main facility.  The Aurora VA has a Community Based Out-Patient Clinic in Lamar providing primary care, laboratory and pathology services, and a pharmacy.  Veterans can receive consultations via electronic consults or Tele-health and may receive sub-specialty care through co-management with the private sector or via appointments at the Aurora VA.

Community Information:

Lamar is a quiet, rural town in southeast Colorado approximately 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs and approximately 3.5 hours from Denver. It’s the biggest town and county seat of Prowers County, with a 2020 population of 7,687. The historic main street has a few places to eat, sleep, and shop.  The town resides at 3,619 feet of elevation in Prowers County on the eastern plains. It has great proximity to many historical areas and is one of the best birding destinations in the whole state! Although it’s a small town, there are plenty of things to explore.

Benefits Information:

  • The VA supports healthy work-life-family balance by offering a robust menu of employee benefits and features
  • The expected range of annual salary is $200,000 to $243,000 and includes biennial longevity pay increases
  • Physician staff may be considered for an annual performance pay bonus up to $15,000.00 or 7.5% (whichever is less) 
  • Annual Paid time off includes 26 days of vacation with pay, 13 days sick leave, 11 federal holidays observed and CME
  • Health-Dental-Vision-Life Insurance with premiums partially offset or paid by the government with retirement portability.
  • Retirement Plans includes Federal Employee Retirement System (DB) and Thrift Savings Plan (DC) with 5% matching

About the VA:

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 clinical sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories.

For More Information:

Please forward a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and an Introduction summarizing your interests, experience, and goals, to Andrew Corum, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Physician Recruiter, Andrew.Corum@va.gov or call (720) 587-2757.

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