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. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): No Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): No Appraised Value Offer (AVO): No Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment) 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 The John D. Dingell VAMC is a state-of-the-art 108 bed tertiary care medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility with an 84-bed nursing home care unit, a 50-bed off-site Domiciliary, and two community-based outpatient clinics. The VAMC serves as a major WSU-SOM site for pre-and post-graduate education in medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. A growing basic and clinical research program now exceeds $8 million in total annual funding. Over 1,900 employees provide dedicated service to Veterans from throughout southeastern Michigan. We are located in the heart of Detroit's cultural and medical center that includes museums, seven hospitals, and Wayne State University. Excellent benefits to include: health, life and long-term care insurance, 26 days paid vacation/year, 13 days of sick leave/year, 11 paid Federal holidays, and tax-deferred savings plan. Interested candidates may address any questions regarding the position via email to Scott A. Gruber, M.D., Ph.D, MBA, Chief of Staff and Interim ACOS for Surgery, at Scott.Gruber@va.gov Work Schedule: 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.