This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Casey Reynolds, at Casey.Reynolds@va.gov, and/or Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Kansas City VA Medical Center is looking for a Board Certified/Eligible Pulmonary and Critical Care physician to provide Pulmonary and Critical care services to our Veteran patients. This includes daily rounds with fellows, residents, interns and medical students in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and in the acute care inpatient and outpatient setting. Other duties include PFT interpretation, oxygen order recertification and other pulmonary duties as needed or required. The candidate will be the assistant Medical Director for our very active, Low Dose CT lung cancer screening program, and will include participation in a multidisciplinary chest clinic. Duties and skills will include, but are not limited to, the following: Attending daily rounds in the intensive care unit when staffing the ICU. Invasive procedural skills including endotracheal intubation, PleurX catheter placement and management, temporary dialysis catheter placement, thoracentesis, close tubed thoracostomy tube placement, diagnostic bronchoscopy, and pleurodesis are required. Attendance and participation in hospital committees, weekly chest conference, and formal peer review. Participation in active research and other academic activities. Travel to community based outreach clinics to provide pulmonary services for Veterans who receive primary care at these clinics. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8-430P Call Schedule: Call while staffing ICU; rotating weekend and holiday coverage.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.