Seeking Full-time & Part-time Primary Care Physicians to Care for our Veterans
Central Western Massachusetts Health Services (CWMHS)
May 23, 2018
Central Western , Massachusetts
Full Time - Experienced
Seeking Full-time & Part-time Primary Care Physicians to Care for our Veterans Northampton, Springfield, and Greenfield, Massachusetts Great Hours! Great Benefits! Great Patients! Central Western Massachusetts Health Services (CWMHS)
You are invited to apply for the role of a primary care provider at one of the above outpatient clinics. Northampton and Greenfield are full-time positions while the Springfield position is a 0.4 FTE position. In these clinics, you will work as part of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT), consisting of the Patient, Provider, RN Care Manager, a LPN or Health technician, and a Medical Support Assistant. You will provide medical care services and evaluation of Veterans with compassion and provide education and counseling of Veterans and families regarding preventive care, medical conditions, and treatment.
Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm and you will see about 12-14 patients per day with 30 minutes for returning patients and 60 minutes for new patients. The clinics have Nurse Practitioners or Physicians Assistants, RNs, LPNs and administrative staff, along with mental health services and other subspecialty services on site. Call is only as a backup to the Northampton Medical Officer of the Day and in the past 12 months, physicians from these clinics have hardly ever been required to come to Northampton or even provide phone coverage. The Northampton Medical Officer of the Day is the on-site physician that covers during non-clinic hours.
The CWMHS serves over 25,000 patients at its main campus in Northampton (Leeds) and at seven community-based outpatient clinics in Central and Western Massachusetts. Core missions are primary care, mental health inpatient and outpatient care, and extended care. The Medical Center is engaging employees in a 'Culture of Improvement,' utilizing a variety of Process Improvement techniques to improve efficiency of clinical operational functions to the benefit of veterans and staff.
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job and hold an unrestricted license (any state). You should also be board eligible or board certified in internal or family medicine.
Many of the cities and towns include areas of forests, and Springfield itself, which in the early 1900s was nicknamed "The City in a Forest," features nature within its city limits and over 12% parkland. The Pioneer Valley is known for its scenery and as a vacation destination. The Holyoke Range, Mount Tom Range, and numerous rolling hills, bluffs, and meadows feature extravagant homes from the Gilded Age, many of which surround New England's longest and largest river, the Connecticut River, which flows through the region.
To learn more about this opportunity, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, VA New England Healthcare System at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be held in confidence.
Being a VA physician offers a great work/life balance and outstanding benefits that 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 Central Western Massachusetts Health Services (CWMHS)
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.