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Director, Pain Clinic – VA Boston Healthcare System
In Association with Massachusetts General Hospital
Join our amazing Anesthesiology team at The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), New England's premier referral center for Veterans' healthcare.
The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), in association with the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is seeking a full-time, BC Physician (trained in Anesthesiology, Neurology or PM&R) with additional subspecialty qualification and training in Pain Medicine to serve as the Director of Pain Medicine. VABHS is the principal tertiary referral center for veterans throughout New England and maintains major affiliations with Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Become part of the
Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Service, which is strongly affiliated with MGH.
Responsibilities include direct patient care, management of a multidisciplinary interventional pain clinic, and development of a CARF accredited chronic pain rehabilitation program; supervision of pain clinic staff, residents, fellows and students from HMS and BUSM; develop and improve processes of care and coordination with other pain providers, nurses and primary care providers; participate in pain committees; and collaborate with the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN1) to develop pain treatment policies.
The ideal candidate should be subspecialty/fellowship trained and experienced in pain medicine. A strong research interest and research experience is highly desirable. Opportunities for pursuing basic, translational and health services research for qualified candidates. Faculty appointment at HMS will be commensurate with academic credentials. You must be U.S. citizen or qualified to work in the United States.
For more details and information, Email your full CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at Kenneth.Mitchell3@va.gov. Your inquiry will be handled confidentially.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
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