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Portland VA Medical Center
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Internal Medicine
Opportunity Description:

The Department of Veterans Affairs Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) is recruiting for a clinician Educator to join a dynamic and collaborative group of physicians in the Section of General Internal Medicine.  VAPORHCS is the number one growing level 1A tertiary VA Hospital in the Nation.   VAPORHCS consists of the main tertiary care medical center overlooking the city of Portland, the Vancouver Campus in Vancouver, WA, and nine outpatient clinics across Central and Northwest Oregon.

A clinician-educator in the Section of General Internal Medicine should be board certified or eligible in General Internal Medicine.  Teaching is an integral component of the activities of a general internist at the Portland VA Health Care System. Post residency training or experience as a clinician-educator (general medicine fellowship, chief residency, master's or PH.D./Ed. D degree, or considerable experience as an educator and clinician).  The clinician -educator will have an outpatient primary care practice including indirect patient care responsibilities with support of a primary care medical home team(PACT), and precept medical residents in their primary care clinics. Some inpatient ward attending while supervising residents is expected. Teaching at the bedside, clinic and in didactic sessions with learners at all levels is expected. There are abundant opportunities to teach and work collaboratively with a team

VAPORHCS has a close relationship with our academic affiliate, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), to which it is physically connected by a sky bridge.  The clinician-educator will have an academic appointment at OHSU commiserate with his/her experience. It is preferred that the candidate have some experience in quality and safety activities, related to their sphere of work.


VAPORHCS is a leader in high quality, cost effective clinical care, having been recently recognized as among the best by CMS Hospital Compare, recipient of a 2013 Joint Commission Top Performer Award on Key Quality Measures and a 2013 National Center for Patient Safety Cornerstone Silver Level Award.   VAPORHCS is also a Magnet Recognition Program Facility.


Our employees enjoy the most progressive benefits packages available, which includes liberal vacation leave, sick leave, military leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (401K), flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and much more!


You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. 


Recruitment and/or relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.


VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.


 VA Physician Benefits – http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp 


·     Practice evidence based medicine without the hassle of high malpractice premiums and associated overhead costs!


·     Utilize the most sophisticated Integrated Electronic Medical Records network with centralized patient registration and billing


·     Enjoy a competitive salary, 26 vacation days, 10 federal holidays, and 13 sick days annually


·     A comprehensive Federal Benefits package including malpractice, life, health, 401K, CME, etc.


·     An unmatched work/life balance and very high quality personal and professional life!


Globally connected, innovative and culturally rich, Portland boasts a population of approximately 590,000 – making it the 3rd most populous city in the Pacific Northwest.  Considered one of the most eco- friendly cities in the U.S., the City of Roses is marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but mild winters.  Heralded as one of America’s top places to live, Portland offers a host of sports & entertainment, outdoor recreation, housing, and family-friendly cultural options.








For details regarding our great city, please go to:  http://www.travelportland.com/



If you would be interested in exploring a practice in the VHA, please feel free to E-mail your CV and any questions you may have.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, and it would be my pleasure to assist you.



For more information and consideration, contact Hank Laguatan, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, today!


Practice Type: Employee, Academic
Available Date:
$110,000 to $234,000 per year
Production bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days a year Malpractice:None
Other benefits:
comprehensive Federal Benefits package including malpractice, life, health, 401K, CME, etc.
Facility Description:

The Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) is a 303-bed consolidated facility with two main divisions. The medical center serves as the quaternary referral center for Oregon, Southern Washington, and parts of Idaho for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Portland VAMC is located atop Marquam Hill on 28.5 acres overlooking the city of Portland. In addition to comprehensive medical and mental health services, the Portland VAMC supports ongoing research and medical education, including nationally funded Mood Disorders and Hepatitis C Resource Centers.

The Portland VAMC is connected to Oregon Health Sciences University (http://www.ohsu.edu)structurally by a beautiful sky bridge and functionally by shared staff, trainees and educational opportunities.

Community Description:

Portland is the Pacific Northwest’s second largest urban center with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city is located less than two hours from the beautiful Oregon coast, and an hour from Mt. Hood and The Columbia Gorge. Portlanders are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh local cuisine, and great coffee. Portland truly offers something for everyone.




Community Size:Metro Area/Big city
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