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 offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized This position is eligible for recruitment incentives. To be eligible to receive an incentive, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and complete all documentation with Human Resources prior to your appointment date. The award amount will be based upon your unique qualifications in comparison with the position you are being placed into and budget availability. For current Federal Employees, this will be referred to as a Relocation Incentive and movement of at least 50 miles in order to perform the duties of the position is normally required. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): Authorized This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment to this position. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please reach out to Casey Reynolds, at Casey.Reynolds@va.gov, and/or Valarie McDowell, at Valarie.McDowell@va.gov, to apply for the program. 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 Endocrinologist is assigned to the Medical Sub Specialty Care Service Line with the Kansas City VA Medical Center. As such, the typical day-at-work for the endocrinologist involves examining and making diagnoses for illnesses in the thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and hypothalamus glands. The physician will also be responsible for treating diseases and conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol imbalances, osteoporosis, infertility and cancers of the endocrine glands. S/He will examine patients for disorders in the glandular system, utilizing the referring physician's notes and test results for clues and patterns and requesting additional tests with the aim of demystifying a patient's condition or illness during an examination. S/He develops a treatment course for the patient and monitors the patient regularly or as required, to determine whether there is improvement after the chosen treatment option or not. S/He provides patients with information on diet, hygiene, exercise and educate them on necessary lifestyle changes they may need to make, to positively influence their health conditions. S/He educates and advises the patient on how to manage their condition. S/He continually conducts research, even while treating patients, in the hopes of coming up with new treatment methods. This position requires 4 clinics per week at the Lenexa Clinic and 1 clinic at the Main Facility Clinic. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8A - 430P Call Requirement: 1 in 3 weekends
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