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Seeking Emergency Room/Urgent Care Physician to Care for our Veterans
Seeking Emergency Room/Urgent Care Physician to Care for our Veterans - Newington, Connecticut
VA Connecticut Healthcare System - Affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine
VA Connecticut Healthcare System seeks a full time Emergency Department attending physician for clinical work predominantly at the Newington Campus Urgent Care facility with occasional Emergency Department coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT. Newington is a free standing urgent care facility housed with a large primary care service as well as selected medical/surgical specialty clinics with an annual workload of 6,000 patients/year; approximately 10% of patients are admitted to the VA at the main campus or to local community hospitals.
Official hours of operation at Newington are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and the facility is currently closed on weekends and federal holidays. The facility supports clinical education of medical students and residents from University of Connecticut. The West Haven campus is a level 1A facility and Primary Care/Specialty clinics with a 24/7 Emergency Department that receives ambulances form the surrounding community and has an annual census of approximately 14,000 visits and is a major academic affiliate of Yale University. Both units primarily serve a defined population of CT Veterans, approximately 55,000 with an Emergency Department caseload composed primarily of adult medicine/surgery and behavioral health urgencies with very few pediatric and obstetric presentations.
VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995 to serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program.
Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state. Newington is located in the greater Hartford area and has a lot to offer.
Full time ED attending physician for clinical work, predominantly at the Newington Campus Urgent Care facility with occasional ED coverage at the main campus in West Haven CT
Perform evaluations, stabilization and treatment on initial encounter with unscheduled, emergency and urgent care patients
Order appropriate routine diagnostic tests and x-ray studies necessary to complete the evaluation
Coordinate patient treatment plans involving Primary Care and specialists as appropriate
Evaluations to determine medical stability and suitability for care of patients with behavioral health emergencies in both the West Haven Psychiatry ED (a free standing, separately staffed behavioral health ED) and local non-VA mental health facilities
Coordinate transfers of urgent care patients from the Newington facility to VA or community hospitals for appropriate care
Provide physician oversight to ED nursing staff and other ED mid-levels
Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews
Participate on committees of the Medical staff
Attend physician meetings as well as ED staff meetings
Unrestricted License (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation
BC or BE in Emergency Medicine highly preferred but Family and Internal Medicine Physicians with significant ER experience will be considered.
Newington campus Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
West Haven - May include evenings, weekends and holidays.
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 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
So, if the challenges and rewards of caring for our veterans is something you’d like to know more about, Email your full CV and cover letter to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant for VA New England Healthcare System at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.