The VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center has well-established programs dedicated to providing acute rehabilitation and chronic lifelong comprehensive care to Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). An internal medicine physician will provide consultative and supportive service to the SCI Service on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The VA offers competitive benefits which include the following Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days paid time off per year (26 days annual leave, 13 days' sick leave, 10 federal holidays). Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years' vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA. Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory. CME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure The selected candidate will be a member of the Dallas VA Medical staff. Duties include but are not limited to: Provides consultative and direct patient care (inpatient and outpatient); Provides outpatient primary care services to SCI/D population; Completes initial internal medicine consults on new admissions; Provides internal medicine consultation to SCI Interdisciplinary Team; Supports the SCI team with managing complex medical issues; Provides medical clearance for surgery; Admits, evaluates, diagnoses and treats Veterans; Completes documentation and clinical reminders in a timely manner; Provides education to patients, families and caregivers; Seeks to develop and implement best practices within SCI Service; Advocates for Veterans with SCI/D; Attends and participates in administrative and Veteran/family meetings as indicated; Contributes to the academic mission of the VANTHCS by participating in activities such as educational lectures or research Complies with national and local performance measures and policies. Other duties as assigned by management. Work Schedule: Hours for this SCI Internal Medicine position are Monday - Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, with on-call duties required but rotated with the other SCI Physicians (evenings/weekends/holidays). Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.