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Chief of Specialty Care Service Line- ALX

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Pineville, Louisiana
Closing date
Jun 7, 2025

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Specialty
General Practice
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
The Alexandria VA Medical Center in Alexandria/Pineville, LA, is seeking a full-time, BC, Physician to serve as its Chief of Specialty Care. Known as the 'Heart of Louisiana', Alexandria/Pineville is ranked by National Geographic Traveler as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests. Candidates must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and exceptional health of our Veterans. The Alexandria VA Health Care System is fully dedicated to providing top-quality medical care by serving and honoring America’s Veterans.

Highlights of this position include:
  • Competitive Starting Salary $232,000 - $400,000
  • Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:00pm., NO CALL
  • Responsible for direct patient care, clinical work, oversight, and administration of all aspects of Specialty Care, in the outpatient setting (Alexandria VA Health Care Systems and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC); i.e. Ft. Johnson CBOC, Lafayette CBOC, Jennings CBOC, Natchitoches CBOC, and Lake Charles CBOC), as well as administrative duties related to the successful operation of the Specialty Care service line
  • Specialty Care includes Sections dedicated to Anesthesiology, Audiology and Speech Pathology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Respiratory Care, and Surgery. Other outpatient services in Specialty Care include Podiatry and Cardiology
  • Supervises the administrative leads and support staff. Must work closely with clinical leadership at all locations
  • Consistently communicates and treats customers (veterans, their representatives, visitors, and all VA staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner
  • Provides Oversight of residency and fellowship program
Additional Requirements:
  • Board Certified in specialty relevant to position
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications
  • Demonstrated clinical experience and at least 1-year supervisory leadership required
  • Experience in leaving multi-disciplinary groups preferred
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-Citizen candidates will be considered if a U.S. Citizen is not found
  • Full and unrestricted license from any U.S. State
We offer:
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • 26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/unlimited carry over; 11 paid holidays
  • Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and separate 401K with up to 5% contribution by VA
  • Possible 5 days for CME’s and up to $1,000 per year (must be full-time with board certification)
  • This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), if approved
  • Recruitment or Relocation may be authorized for highly qualified candidate

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