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Physician /Gastroenterologist Opportunity /Columbia, MO

Columbia, Missouri
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital is seeking a highly-motivated BE/BC Gastroenterologist for a full time opportunity at our Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, MO - home of the University of Missouri. You will provide our Veteran patients with quality care services in disorders of the GI tract and liver to include both inpatient and outpatient services. You will be responsible for performing gastroenterology procedures, conducting outpatient clinics, and performing inpatient consults. You would be able to actively participate with the gastroenterology fellowship program.

Additional Information:

Hours: 8am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Academic appointment: University of Missouri (residents and fellows)
License: Any full and unrestricted medical license from any US state, commonwealth or territory is sufficient
Malpractice: As Federal employees, our health care professionals are protected by the Federal Government in instances of alleged malpractice or negligence resulting from the performance of their duties in, or for the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Call Requirements: Shared callratio approximately 1:5mostly telephone call (trainees responsible for primary call)
Department staffing: 1 Full time physician and contract GI physicians from university, 1 Hepatology NP
CME: $1,000 per year stipend for reimbursement + 1 week paid authorized absence
Office arrangements: Private office
Work volume : Approximately 20 procedures per day (capacity to do more). 4 full time GI suites
Medical equipment: Recently renovated GI suites, Tillendoscopy, no ERC

Whether youre interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, youll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction youll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:

Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays per year with pay
5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)

Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
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 hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employees salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employees 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 2014, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $17,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $23,000
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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  • Job Reference: 701862725-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent