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Outpatient Primary Care Physician needed to care for our Veterans - Great Benefits!

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Augusta, Georgia
Closing date
Apr 11, 2025

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Specialty
Family Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Amazing Outpatient Opportunity within an affordable city that provides a great environment. Augusta, Grovetown, Evans, and Martinez has an affordable housing market with great schools!

AUGUSTA VA HEALTHCARE CENTER

The Augusta VA Healthcare Center is a level 1b, medical school affiliated, two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in Medicine, Surgery, Specialty Care, Neurology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Primary Care, Geriatrics, and a dedicated Spinal Cord Institute serving a multi-state catchment area. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Augusta University [AU], in Augusta, GA and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical center, integrating clinical care, teaching, and research, making it an attractive academic and research Medical Center.

The Augusta VA Healthcare Center is located in Augusta Georgia is searching for a BC/BE Internal/Family Medicine Physician to join their dynamic interdisciplinary style patient aligned healthcare team. Provide care to 10-14 Adult M/F patients per day managing a panel size of 1200.

Highlights:

  • Pay: Up to $243,000 per year. Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
  • Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for education loan repayment assistance (the Education Debt Reduction Program EDRP) up to 200K over 5 years. Participation is based on funds availability.
  • Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Recruitment /Relocation Incentive authorized
  • Academic Appointment
  • Malpractice Insurance: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic work-up and clinic intervention, including comprehensive patient assessment, health history, physical examination, and patient education to Veterans in the Primary Care team setting.
  • Works collaboratively with other health care professionals to accomplish patient, service, and medical center goals, promoting and embracing the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model of care, utilizing Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (ICARE) values throughout the clinic.
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal findings to establish a diagnosis and initiate appropriate response to emergency health problems.
  • Order and evaluate diagnostic tests as appropriate, recommend treatment and/or referral.
  • Initiate appropriate referrals and consultations to other clinical services.
  • Initiate, evaluate, and change orders for medications.
  • Follow Performance Measure guidelines, including completion of clinical reminders; access and timeliness standards; prescription order entry, National VA formulary Requirements, and customer service standards.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in responding to clinic demands, adhere to personal and professional obligations and responsibilities.
  • Practice and maintain ethical standards, and sustain a work environment that is harmonious and customer service oriented.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Located near the South Carolina border, Augusta, Georgia, is the state's second-largest metropolitan area. A very low cost of living, stable real estate market and excellent schools and neighborhoods makes Augusta an ideal place to call home. Augusta is probably best known for its golf courses. The scenic Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Tournament every year. In the downtown area, the Augusta Riverwalk and Amphitheatre, located along the Savannah River, features Saturday farmers markets and Sunday jazz concerts that take place along the river. Sports fans can cheer on the Augusta Green Jackets baseball team.


VA BENEFITS

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides

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