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Physician / Hospitalist (Nocturnist) / in Leavenworth, KS

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Leavenworth
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is actively recruiting for a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician to work as a Hospitalist (Nocturnist) at our Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas (only 35 minutes from downtown Kansas City, MO). VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System is currently seeking a BC/BE Hospitalist (Nocturnist) to cover inpatient wards/PCU/ICU after hours. Will be responsible for taking calls on Medicine patients in-house (Med/Surg floor, PCU, ICU), managing emergencies and writing admission orders and completing required paperwork. Will handle transfers into and out of the facility as needed. Candidate will coordinate hand-off communication after hours and at the start and completion of shifts. Will see Medicine consults after hours as needed. Work hours to be 80 hours per 2 week period. Work volume is 18-24 total Medicine service patients in-house on average including ICU/PCU; 3-4 admissions/night on average. Procedural competency as recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Out-of-OR-Airway-Management are a requirement, but training is available on-site. Current BLS certification is required (ACLS certification will be required within 6 months of hire). Patients whose acuity or complexity exceeds the capacity of the Medical Center are transferred to a tertiary care facility. No on-call responsibilities outside of scheduled duty hours. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: LICENSURE: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissable to work at this facility CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence to attend (subject to budget availability) STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT: The selected applicant for this position may be eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE AVAILABLE! A recruitment or relocation incentive may be offered to highly qualified candidates MALPRACTICE: Liability protection with tail coverage provided Whether youre interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, youll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction youll 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: 208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year 104 Hours 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 absence to attend approved CME (dependent on availability of funds) 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-RAE 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 employees salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employees 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!

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Kansas City , Physician / Hospitalist (Nocturnist) / in Leavenworth, KS, Healthcare , Leavenworth, Kansas

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