Primary Care Practice Opportrunity
The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital located in Bedford, MA is looking for dedicated, compassionate Board Eligible/Board Certified Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Physicians to join their dynamic healthcare team.
We have a part time primary care physician opening at the Bedford VA (2 days per week).
The Primary Care Provider serves as a practicing physician who is responsible for the overall management of patients enrolled for healthcare services provided by the Bedford, MA VA.
The Primary Care Physician will be responsible for providing comprehensive primary care services to a defined panel of patients. Average panel size is around 1200. This includes history taking, physical examination, ordering of laboratories and diagnostic studies, diagnosis, and formulation of treatment plans for acute and chronic conditions within the scope of Internal Medicine or Family Medicine practice and co-ordination of care across services. Cross coverage as needed.
You 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 our patients.
Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday with no call.
Salary Range: Up to $243,000 per year
A recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate
Selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.
U.S. citizenship: Must be a US citizen. Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens
English language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English
Physical standards: All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
Licensure and Registration: Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
Educational requirements: Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA)
200 Springs Rd.
Bedford, MA 01730
The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA provides services in such areas as: Geriatrics, with specialty care in Alzheimer's Disease, Mental Health, including homelessness, substance abuse and Compensated Work Therapy and Ambulatory Care. The hospital was founded in 1928 chartered by Congress to provide a variety of health services to Veterans. The hospital currently offers six service lines including: Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Geriatrics Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), Clinical Support, and Administrative Support. The Hospital also offers Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) in Lynn, Haverhill, and Gloucester.
Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Department of Defense (DoD)
65 Hospital Beds
345 Nursing Home Beds
40 Domicilliary Beds
52 PRRTP Beds
Type of Facility:
Geriatric Care / Psychiatry
Primary and secondary care in medicine and sub-acute medical care.
Includes: The Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM), and,
The Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC)
Social And Community Reintegration Research (SoCRR)
Nursing Home Care
Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care
Outpatient Mental Health
Alzheimer's inpatient and outpatient care
Homeless Veteran Services
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.
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
- 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 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
- 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