The VA St. Louis Health Care System is actively recruiting for a BC/BE Hospitalist to work at our John Cochran VA Medical Center in midtown St. Louis, MO. Responsibilities may include care of acutely ill hospitalized patients in our Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) or attending on the General Medicine wards (supervision of internal medicine residents and students). Willingness to perform in both roles is preferred but not required. In addition, on call responsibilities will include functioning as the Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) during evening and night shifts as well as on call physician coverage for our spinal cord inpatient unit. Some night and weekend duty will be required. Routine procedures: Intubation, central lines, chest tubes, arthrocentesis, paracentesis.
Qualifications: Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine
Academic Appointment: Educational experience plus clinical and/or research experience to qualify for an academic appointment at Washington University or St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Office Hours: May be 8-hour (varied shifts) or 12-hour shifts (7am 7pm) depending on future requirement. Will work some evenings, weekends, nights and holidays
Call Schedule: No Call! There will always have someone on staffonly called in emergent situations
Average in-patient census: 12-bed MCIU
# of beds: 102 (355 total for both hospitals)
Trauma Level: 3
# ICU beds: 12
# Surgical Suites (Surgical ICU): 12
24 hour Anesthesia coverage: (on call)
Number of provider staff in the department: 50 Staff Physicians in Acute Care to include 4 Pulmonologist/CC FTEE
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:
208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
104 Hours 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 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.8% 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 2013, 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
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service