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Medical Director, Home-Based Primary Care Program
VA Boston Healthcare System Veterans Health Administration
Boston, Massachusetts

Come join VA Boston Healthcare System (HCS) as Medical Director for a thriving Home-Based Primary Care program. VA Bostons Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) delivers care to 300+ veterans via two experienced and dedicated multidisciplinary teams serving the greater Boston area. The program offices are located on the Jamaica Plain campus of VA Boston HCS in a neighborhood of Boston and a second team is based on the Brockton, MA campus.

As the physician leader, you will work in partnership with the Program Manager to provide clinical oversight and program development for a well-established Home-Based Primary Care program. VA Boston HCS is a leader in patient-centered care and has academic affiliations with several Boston training programs. As the HBPC medical director, you will supervise one physician and two nurse practitioners, provide input into patient treatment plans, lead quality improvement initiatives, participate in team education, work with trainees rotating in the program, and deliver in-home primary care to a small panel of patients. The majority of patients are elderly, homebound with complex medical and psychosocial needs and we are looking for a candidate who is passionate about caring for this population.

Preferred applicants will be Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. Expertise in geriatrics and/or palliative care is welcome and prior medical director or administrative experience is preferred as well as familiarity with quality improvement frameworks such as Lean Six Sigma.

Discover what its like to enjoy the professional and personal satisfaction of leading the care for veterans in an exciting location while enjoying a work/life balance that is increasingly rare in todays healthcare environment. 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 and, in addition to competitive pay and liability protection, youll also enjoy a robust benefits plan.

If you or someone you know has an interest, send a full CV to Don Rainwater at don.rainwater@va.gov. All inquiries will be handled in confidence.

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 and, in addition to competitive pay and liability protection, youll also enjoy a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:
208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
104 Hours 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

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 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
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.

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