Physician - Dermatology

Kansas City, MO 64128

Specialty Dermatology
Profession Physician

The Kansas City VA Medical Center is seeking a BC/BE Dermatologist for our complexity Level 1C tertiary care facility. The selected candidate should be familiar with Dermatology procedures, biopsies, treatment, medications and IVs. The physician will assist the Medical Center to develop an effective and thriving program in teledermatology.Teledermatology will comprise approximately 20% of practice with possibility of future growth.Practice intention will be to manage a major share of dermatology consultations from Wichita and as many as possible from other VA facilities in the VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) Western Orbit. The physician will also provide guidance to rotating Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students on rotation from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.Highly qualified candidates are needed to lead, give direction, provide knowledge, skills and abilities in the Dermatology field and train other professional staff in the dermatology section.


  • CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence to attend
  • MALPRACTICE: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • NO PHYSICIAN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS and thusly no significant restrictions on moonlighting in the community
  • LICENSURE: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
  • FACULTY APPOINTMENT at University of Kansas and University of Missouri Kansas City
  • PROCEDURES:Biopsies, treatment, medications, etc. The physician will assist the Medical Center to develop an effectiveprogram in Teledermatology (flexible) and teaching residents from K.U.
  • DEPARTMENT STAFFING: Number of provider staff in the department:2Dermatology FTEE (1 vacancy), nursing support, 3 Dermatology residents
  • OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, M-F
  • CALL: No Call / No Weekends
  • OFFICE ARRANGEMENTS: Private office in clinic and 5 exam rooms
  • WORK VOLUME: #Clinic patients/procedures per week:Roughly 80 clinic patients per week + 20 dermatological surgeries per week
  • EQUIPMENT: Special medical/procedure equipment:State of the art telemedicine and surgical equipment

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 each year with no limit on accumulation – unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
  • 10 Federal holidays per year with pay
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • 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
  • 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 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 2015, 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
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service