HOSPITALIST – HUNTINGTON VA MEDICAL CENTER

 1 license/50 States – 49 Days’ OFF each year! Competitive Salary, No Overhead, No Insurance Companies to deal with. Practice pure Medicine

As a VA Hospitalist the possibilities’ are endless.  Huntington: A vibrant, energetic city where heritage comes alive.  Located in western West Virginia, sitting on the Ohio River at the point where West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet, Huntington is part of the largest inland port in the United States.  Huntington’s population is over 50,000.   It is the second largest city in the state. The city is home to Marshall University.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

Perform the primary clinical duties of a Hospitalist in an inpatient setting, including coverage of the Medical Intensive Care/Telemetry Unit.

Evaluate patients admitted to medical service for inpatient management and disposition.

Work closely with medical and surgical consultants and primary care physicians to ensure that inpatients receive continuous, high-quality care.

Responsible for providing the most effective delivery of patient care services throughout the Medical Center.

Tour of Duty:  Available to work rotating twelve (12) and/or eight (8) hour shifts; however, subject to change, depending on the needs.

Veteran Affairs Physicians practice medicine more and spend less time on business tasks. Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation.  No dealing with insurance company’s and no overhead. Practice pure medicine.

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Board certified/board eligible Internal Medicine/Family Practice
  • Unrestricted MD.DO license (practice with any current and unrestricted state license).

Preferred Candidate:

Hospitalist with recent/relevant experience teaching residents/student as this position has a percentage time conducting academic responsibilities.

We offer an academic affiliation with the Marshall University Health School of Medicine; train medical students and residents, develop continuing medical education courses and pursue faculty appointments. The VA offers opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. All of this makes the Huntington VA Medical Center a first rate facility that truly deserves the great reputation it has earned.

Interested: Forward your C.V. to terrance.anderson@va.gov

Benefits: Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:

49 days paid time off annually including

26 days paid vacation

13 days of sick leave; 10 paid holidays

5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)

  • up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k); on average, federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance; possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually; VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement; and you do not have to pay a penny for malpractice insurance because you are covered by the federal government if a claim arises.

VA Total Compensation: VA physicians enjoy all the above mentioned benefits which increase total compensation by an average of 39% over your annual salary.

Medical License:  A clean, valid medical license from any US State or Territory is all that is required to practice medicine in a VA Federal Hospital anywhere in the nation.

Salaries: VA Physician salaries are determined by a compensation panel of physicians at the facility where you practice medicine. VA salaries are very competitive and are based on physician salaries of the local market, your experience and credentials as a physician.

Job Satisfaction: VA Physicians enjoy the luxury of practicing medicine with the latest technologies and do so with no overhead costs, staff to pay, no rent on a building and no filing insurance claims. A 40 hour work week makes this a dream job for a physician with lots of time off for family and friends.

Huntington also is known for its expansive park system, the gem of which is Ritter Park. The park, which features a walking path, award-winning playground, tennis courts, amphitheater and PetSafe Dog Park, was recognized by the American Planning Association in 2012 as one America’s 10 Great Public Spaces. Since 1934, the park’s Rose Garden has been West Virginia’s nationally-recognized municipal rose garden, containing 1,000 plants and noted for its All-American Rose Selections.

In the hills above Ritter Park is the Huntington Museum of Art. It is the largest art museum between Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Richmond and contains numerous collections, exhibitions, education programs and nature trails on a sprawling, 52-acre campus. The grounds also are home to the C. Fred Edwards Conservatory, West Virginia’s only plant conservatory.

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