Physician - Family Medicine

Erie, PA 16504

Specialty Family Medicine
Profession Physician

The Erie Pennsylvania VA Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Primary Care Physician to provide Outpatient Primary Medical Care to a panel of veterans.

The position is Monday through Friday except for about once a quarter extended hours in the evening on a weekday and all day Saturday clinic.  Work week will be 40 hours with No on-call.

Must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Physicians working at the Erie VA Medical Center enjoy working in a professionally stimulating environment that provides every opportunity to focus on the practice of medicine. Many of the burdensome administrative details usually found in private practice are handled by support staff so that VA physicians can spend their time on patient care, not on running a business. This approach offers a unique freedom of practice to VA physicians and contributes towards providing the highest level of quality care to the Nation’s veterans.

VA provides a supportive environment that contributes to the delivery of quality health care. VA physicians also enjoy a quality of life that simply can’t be found in private practice. With predictable work hours and conditions, VA physicians are able to take time for themselves and their families.  In addition to professional and personal rewards, VA also offers extensive employment benefits and educational opportunities.

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



Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available

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 basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan

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