Physician (Assistant Chief, Primary Care)

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 22, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.

Salem VA Medical Centeris seeking a physician to serve as the Assistant Chief, Primary Care at the Medical Center. The selected candidate will provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Primary Care Service Line outpatient programs at Salem VAMC to ensure achievement of quality healthcare and outcomes. These responsibilities include Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, Occupational Health, Comp& Pen, and inpatient on-call coverage on the Community Living Centers or inpatient services.

In addition to our continuing commitment to quality Veteran care, Salem VA Medical Center is also a teaching hospital and research center, maintaining both an active R&D program encompassing multiple specialty practices and three active medical school affiliations with the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

The VA Medical Center of Salem, Virginia is located adjacent to Roanoke, both of which are nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. TheSalem & Roanoke metropolitan areaprovides its residents with a reasonable cost of living, affordable housing, low taxes, some of the finest public and private schools in Virginia, and many urban amenities traditionally expected of largerareas, including art and entertainment venues, museums and galleries, symphony, ballet, and competitive youth sports for the family. In addition to the rich diversity of metropolitan experiences available to our residents, the Roanoke Valley also offers numerous opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, including the Roanoke Star and its overlook of the Roanoke Valley, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, beautiful mountainside wineries and golf courses, and a variety of National parks and wildlife areas.

Recruitment Bonus and Student Loan Reimbursement are available for qualified candidates.

Required Skills:

Requirements: BE/BC in Internal Medicine, Family Practice, or related specialty with administrative healthcare experience preferred.

VA strives to offer our employees a better quality of life, both on the job and off, in return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care. We do so through competitive salaries, a robust Federal benefits package that begins on your first day of employment, flexible schedules, and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the Nation.

Highlights include:

  • Annual performance-based bonuses;
  • 39 days of paid leave each year, in addition to 10 paid Federal holidays for full-time physicians;
  • Availability of individual and group health insurance plans and term life insurance, including supplemental family coverage, with premium costs shared by the Federal government;
  • VA physicians are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act, under which the United States Government accepts responsibility and liability for the actions of its employees during the exercise of their official duties. As a result, VA physicians are not required to carry personal malpractice (or tail) coverage for their practice with VA;
  • Direct Federal membership to AMA without local dues; and

Physicians employed by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are paid commensurate with education, experience and qualifications, using VAs market-based physician pay system.

VHA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

For more information, please contact Jon DeVore by phone: 540-982-2463, ext.2825, or by

Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

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