The Philadelphia VA Medical Center seeks an experienced Primary Care physician to perform diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services to the veteran population. The physician is responsible for managing the full spectrum of primary care responsibilities including admission from an outpatient site, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, consultation for patients presenting with general medicine complaints and diseases. To manage primary care patients the following will be necessary: ordering appropriate lab work, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, requesting consultations to specialty services, providing appropriate follow-up care, and referral of patients with non-medicine complaints, diseases, and injuries to appropriate disciplines for diagnosis and treatment.
The physician will work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of veteran patients. Computer skills are essential as the Philadelphia VA Medical Center is fully computerized for note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults.
Work Schedule: Full time Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
- Must be B/C or B/E in Internal or Family Medicine
- Must be a United States Citizen
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
- 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)
- 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
Community, Facility and Organization:
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is closely affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. However, this particular hospitalist position does not oversee or work closely with the medical residents or interns. Generally, the two services operate independently of each other, but the candidate may need to work with or advise internal medicine house staff that will be caring for patients within the same wards and respond to all hospital emergencies. If there is an interest and qualifications, there could be rotations as a “teaching” attending, 10 to 20% of the time.
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.