Gastroenterologist VA Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee
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VA Medical Center Memphis is seeking a full-time board certified or board eligible Gastroenterology Physician. Advanced endoscopy training is desired but not required. The incumbent must have interest in contributing to the educational activities of the Gastroenterology section and should have qualifications sufficient for a faculty appointment at our academic affiliate, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Research experience is desirable and research interests are encouraged. Incumbent may have limited in-patient medicine responsibilities.
The VAMC has a large, well-funded research and development program, including studies in biomedical research, health services, clinical and cooperative studies, and rehabilitation, all of which enhance the medical center's ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to veterans with Memphis being among the largest biomedical research hubs in the nation.
The city of Memphis has an International Airport, Home of Fed EX, International Paper, and Medtronic. The incumbent must hold an unrestricted medical license. Previous chief grade level of experience in the VA preferred. Memphis is the heart of the Mid-South, with a seasonal climate and has a lot to offer. There is no state income tax. The city offers a variety of activities for the most discriminating entertainment connoisseur: Beale Street, where the blues, jazz and rock meet on one street; Memphis in May International Festival; NBA Memphis Grizzlies; Memphis Redbirds; Mud Island; Graceland, home of Elvis Presley; several theaters, touring shows, music, art, science museums and a special children's museum; many parks, gardens, golf courses, lakes and nearby forests. Within easy commuting distance, you can choose to live in a stylish condo in downtown, complete with a view of the Mighty Mississippi River; a Victorian-style home; a bungalow in Midtown; or a newer home with a spacious yard in the suburbs. And no matter where you live, you can get around the city in a matter of minutes - not hours. There are more than 200 public, 50 private and parochial, and 28 optional schools, 9 major colleges and universities, and numerous vocational/technical schools.
Competitive salary and annual performance bonus!
Guaranteed salary increases!
Full benefits (see below)
Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at these facilities
Malpractice: free liability protection with tail coverage provided
No physician employment contracts!
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 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 taxfree 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 threetiered 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 VA Medical Center - Memphis, Tennessee
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.
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