Excellent Work Life Balance (up to 54 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Anesthesiology / Pain Management opportunity at the Providence, RI Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

Providence VA Medical Center
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Facility: Providence VA Medical Center 
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Providence, RI  
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Specialty: Anesthesiology : Pain Management 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Excellent Work Life Balance (up to 54 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Anesthesiology / Pain Management opportunity at the Providence, RI Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

 

Position Information

 

The Providence, RI VAMC is seeking to add an Anesthesiologist with Pain Management experience to join our team.  Our Anesthesiologists work independently, with residents and with our Nurse Practitioners in Interventional pain clinics. Time is split between the Operating Room and the Interventional Pain Clinic to perform a full range of duties in Anesthesiology; epidurals, medial branch blocks, facet injections, joint injections, sympathetic blocks, radiofrequency ablations, provision of comprehensive pain management care as well as behavioral health and psycho social aspects of chronic pain management; performance of nerve blocks for perioperative anesthesia and postoperative pain management. Pain care includes both medication (non-opioids) and procedural based care. 

 

Community

 

Welcome to Rhode Island

“Best city for foodies,” “No. 4 quirkiest city in America,” “No. 3 favorite U.S. city…” the awards for our capital city are countless. Providence combines the friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. The city has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past 50 years and has a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, fantastic hotels, a renowned restaurant scene and tons of things to do. Small city, huge impact!

 

Benefits

 

Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:

  • 49 days paid time off annually including; 26 days paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
  • on average federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance
  • possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually
  • VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement
  • No malpractice insurance as you are covered by the federal tort law
  • up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k)

Health:  https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/eligibility/#url=Overview

Retirement:  https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/fers-information/

 

About the VA

 

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Learn more at:

http://www.vacreers.va.gov/

 

If interested in learning more information about this position please email an updated CV to:

Kenneth.mitchell3@va.gov

 

 

 

About the Facility:

The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Each veteran who comes to the Medical Center for care is assured personalized care by a team of health care providers. A Primary Care Provider coordinates each patient's medical care, patient education needs and referrals to any of the medical centers 32 subspecialty clinics. The Medical Center's Ambulatory Care Program is supported by a general medical, surgical, and psychiatric inpatient facility fully-accredited by the Joint Commission. The medical center delivers a broad range of services in medicine, surgery, and behavioral sciences and is currently operating 73 beds. Veterans can also avail themselves of primary care and some specialty services at the VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in New Bedford, MA, Hyannis, MA, and in Middletown, RI.

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.

More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.

VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • 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-RAE 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

About Our Community

Providence is a compact, thriving American capital city that neatly cross-stretches the fabric of New England history with a vibrant dining palate and edgy arts, music and cultural scene.  “Something for everyone” might be a clichéd phrase but in Providence it’s an everyday reality.  This “Creative Capital” boasts the modern attractions and cosmopolitan amenities of big cities, but with unpretentious fun and an enviable array of accessible options.

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Contact: Kenneth Mitchell 
Phone: 734-660-0024
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