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The Kansas City VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a BC/BE Pulmonary/CC physician at our VA Medical Center located in the heart of KC, MO and minutes from exciting downtown!

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Qualifications: BE/BC in Pulmonary Critical Care. Training in Sleep Medicine preferred (reading studies, running lab)
Call: Call Schedule: One in every 4 weekends for inpatient rounding.
Office Hours: 8 4:30, M-F
Join an excellent established team of staff physicians!
Average inpatient census: 120 inpatient beds, 18 of those beds are ICU beds
Outpatient volume: 30-35 new outpatient consults per month and 90-100+ follow-up patients per month in outpatient clinic.
ANNUAL SALARY: $220K - $250K + retention bonus + annual performance bonus up to additional $15K + full benefits below
LICENSURE: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence to attend (subject to budget availability)
MALPRACTICE: Liability protection with tail coverage provided by federal government
No Physician Employment Contract!

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 each year with no limit on accumulation unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays with pay
5 Days paid authorized absence and $1,000 reimbursement 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)
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 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 2014, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $17,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $23,000.
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
Disability Retirement
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

Careers in virtually all specialties, with opportunities to be involved in research and academics and remember - with one unrestricted license, you can practice anywhere! Great benefits and leadership programs to boot!