CHIEF OF PRIMARY CARE WHITE RIVER JUNCTION VA MEDICAL CENTER, VERMONT AFFILIATE OF DARTMOUTH GEISEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Exciting leadership opportunity available! The White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont is seeking a Chief of Primary Care to join our leadership team. The right candidate is a board certified in Internal Medicine and will have a rich background in the clinical, academic, and administrative realms of primary care, will qualify for an academic appointment at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The White River Junction VA Medical Center is a 74 bed, acute care facility that provides a full range of primary, secondary, and specialty care. We are dually affiliated with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine. The Chief of Primary Care oversees all programs of patient care and the educational activities for Primary Care Service at the facility and its seven outlying clinics.
You will serve in both a clinical and administrative role that accomplishes the health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs at the organizational level. As Chief, you will be responsible for the overall operation of the Primary Care Service and as such, you will:
Lead a large multidisciplinary service of health professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other clinical and administrative staff.
Oversee all aspects of the service including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program development, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of the available resources.
Ensure the quality and timeliness of services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies.
Ensure appropriate use of available resources and be responsible for inspiring, motivating, and guiding staff in achieving the strategic goals and plans of the service.
Collaborate with other service chiefs and program managers.
Support the academic mission and oversee training and research opportunities.
You should have a full and unrestricted license (any state), be board certified and have experience sufficient to maintain an academic appointment. Having outstanding professional ability in the practice of medicine or a medical specialty and the ability to guide the development and implementation of programs such as medical practice, professional standards, personnel issues, quality, and performance improvement will be key to your success, along with a history of working and leading in an academic setting.
We are located in the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont where every season is stunning and there are endless recreational opportunities. Nestled between the Green and White Mountains and located on the Connecticut River, the area provides cultural and entertainment opportunities and year-round outdoor recreation. Dartmouth College is 5 miles away and we are only a short drive to Burlington, VT, Manchester, NH and Boston, MA.
If you have a desire to care for veterans while teaching the next generation of caregivers, send your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant for the VA New England Healthcare System to email@example.com. Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.
As a VA physician, some of the outstanding benefits you’ll enjoy include:
Paid Time Off:
26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
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-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% 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 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
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About White River Junction VA Medical Center
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.