This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA Connecticut Healthcare System is seeking multiple dedicated physicians to provide primary care to patients at facilities throughout the state. Vacancies may be located at one of our main campuses located in West Haven or Newington or one of our Clinical Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic and Winsted. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be referred to the hiring manager as needed. VA Primary Care functions as part of the larger VHA integrated health system with a highly sophisticated electronic medical record and excellent support. This includes access to a full range of sub-specialty care, embedded mental health services, social work and care coordination. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties include but are not limited to: Managing the full spectrum of primary care issues, including consultation of patients presenting with internal medicine complaints, diseases, and injuries; Ordering lab work Ordering appropriate diagnostic tests; Requesting consultations to specialty services; Providing appropriate follow-up care; Triaging patients with non-medicine complaints, diseases and injuries to appropriate disciplines for diagnosis and treatment; Women's health skills; Working 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; and Computer skills, including note documentation, entering orders and requesting consults. Work Schedule: Primary tour of duty will be Monday-Friday/ 8:00am-4:30pm.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.