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. The Montana VA Health Care System offers a balance of professional and clinical complexity that stimulates growth yet, it also allows the professional an opportunity to enjoy life outside of work. If you are interested in a career that offers an integrated patient-centered approach while providing compassionate and state of the art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply. The duty location is negotiable to the following locations: Bozeman, Butte, Fort Harrison, or Great Falls. All four locations are within easy driving distance of Yellows Stone and Glacier National Parks. The area offers some of the best outdoors activities such as: hiking, biking, rock climbing, fishing, camping, boating, golf, skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting. The central/southwest area of Montana is an outdoors playground. All four cities offer a mix of social activity, modern businesses and family life making any one of them an ideal location to continue a career, raise a family, and enjoy the great outdoors. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized for a highly qualified applicant. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be eligible to apply for the program if requirements are met. EDRP Authorized: Contact , Leon B Lee at Leon.Lee@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 Primary Care Section Chief for the Central Region of the MTVAHCS is a permanent, full-time position located at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in one of the following locations: Bozeman, MT; Butte, MT; Fort Harrison, MT; or, Great Falls, MT; as determined by the selectee. The primary duty of the Section Chief is to oversee, lead, direct and mentor competent and motivated staff dedicated to providing high quality and effective patient-centered care to the Veterans of Montana VA Health Care System. Responsible for the direct management and oversight of clinical and administrative operations within the primary care services at Community Based Outpatient clinics assigned to the region including Fort Harrison, Great Falls, Bozeman, Anaconda/Butte (Anaconda closes Feb. 2022; Butte Opens March 2022). The Section Chief will also practice medicine providing direct patient care up to 20 hrs per week in a primary care setting at the assigned duty location. Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 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.
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