INFECTIOUS DISEASE PHYSICIAN WITH FACULTY APPOINTMENT PROVIDENCE VA MEDICAL CENTER (PVAMC) CARING FOR THOSE WHO SERVED
You are invited to consider joining a team of four other colleagues who take pride in delivering exceptional care to our Veterans. You will practice as an ID attending at the Providence VAMC and will do inpatient ID consults, 3 outpatient clinics a week with the possible development of telemedicine with outside clinics and, continue the development of an academic focus. You will rotate on the hospitalist team as a ward attending 8 weeks out of the year and during this time you will not be doing ID consults and clinic load will be adjusted. Academic rigor includes teaching medical students assigned to see patients in your clinic; teaching residents and ID fellows on service; acting as a small group preceptor for Brown University Medical School ID pathophysiology and conducting noon conference for trainees at PVAMC.
Other details include:
Call: 1 weekend per month – night call during weekdays and weekends shared with ID fellow who is ‘first call’.
Patient Load: 1-3 new inpatients per day; inpatient load-5-8 patients (old); Outpatient clinics – ½-hour slots for new/old patients (3-hour clinics).
To be considered for this position you should:
Be a US citizen – non-citizens may be considered if no US citizen is hired.
Have a valid US medical license (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation.
Be fellowship-trained and BC/BE in ID.
MPH preferred but not required.
Providence VAMC is a primary and secondary health care facility providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology. Providence VAMC is a community leader in medical education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided in areas of medicine, surgery and psychiatry, including over 32 sub-specialty clinics. Affiliations include The Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, The Harvard School of Dental Medicine, The University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy, and the Rhode Island College School of Nursing. It has 73 operating beds and provides services that include General Medicine & Surgery, General Intensive Care Unit, OEF/OIF/OND Clinic, Homeless Clinic, VA Center of Excellence for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (outpatient), Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Dialysis, Hospital-based Home Care, Speech / Language Pathology, Nuclear Imaging, Veterans Community Care Center, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team, ADA Recognized Diabetes Patient Self-management Education Program, Visual Impairment Services, and Telehealth.
Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States and was one of the first cities in the country to industrialize and became noted for its textile manufacturing and subsequent machine tool, jewelry, and silverware industries. Today, the city of Providence is home to eight hospitals and seven institutions of higher learning which have shifted the city's economy into service industries, though it still retains some manufacturing activity. Providence is located at the head of Narragansett Bay, with the Providence River running into the bay through the center of the city. The Waterplace Park amphitheater and riverwalks line the river's banks through downtown and is one of many cities claimed to be founded on seven hills like Rome. The city offers a plethora of outstanding dining and cultural venues and opportunities and its proximity to popular destinations like Newport, Boston and the Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket make living in the area an exciting and rewarding opportunity.
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Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
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 Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC)
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.