Excellent Work Life Balance (49 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Vascular Surgery opportunity in Fargo, ND

Fargo, ND VA Health Care System
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Facility: Fargo, ND VA Health Care System 
Address: 2101 Elm St 
Fargo, ND 58102 
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Opportunity Criteria
Specialty: Vascular 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Yes
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Excellent Work Life Balance (49 paid days off annually with federal benefits) Vascular Surgery opportunity in Fargo, ND

Position Information

 

The Fargo VA Health Care system is seeking to add a Vascular Surgeon with Endovascular experience and interests to join our Surgery Department.  The Fargo VA HCS oversees the provision of health care to more than 32,000 Veterans living in North Dakota, 17 counties in northwest Minnesota, and one northeast South Dakota county, and approximately 300,000 annual outpatient visits. The Medical Center is affiliated with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, providing training to medical students, and Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Surgery Resident physicians. The facility is also a training facility for nursing and allied health care students.

Interested or know someone that may be interested? Contact: Kenneth.mitchell3@va.gov

 

Welcome to Fargo

 

Fargo, the Gateway to the West and a Livability Top 100 Best Place to Live is the largest city in North Dakota. Located on the banks of the Red River, which separates it from neighboring Moorhead, MN, Fargo is jam-packed with museums, galleries and an Art Deco theater palace in its vibrant downtown district. Outdoor activities, low taxes and strong workforce helped it rank as one of the Best Places to Live by Men's Journal. Three public colleges, including North Dakota State University, call Fargo-Moorhead home, as does the private Concordia College.

THE FARGO MOORHEAD METRO AREA

The metro area features three distinct cities. Bordering the eastern edge of North Dakota, the state’s largest city at just under 120,000, Fargo has a vibrant downtown and shopping district that draws people from around the region. West Fargo, with a population of nearly 35,000, is one of the state’s fastest growing communities with a number of new housing developments. Moorhead, Minnesota, just across the Red River, is a community of over 42,000 residents that has a small town feel with the amenities of a large community.

 

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 and Retirement:  https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/

 

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:

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

Kenneth.mitchell3@va.gov

 

 

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

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