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Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
City:Iron Mountain
State:MI
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:J1/H1
Specialty:Hospitalist - Internal Medicine
Opportunity Description:

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI is actively recruiting for a full time staff hospitalist (internal medicine or family medicine). Inpatient duties will be low-volume (17 bed unit).  

In Iron Mountain, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, you will discover the hidden treasures of the great outdoors and realize why it is called God's country. With an abundance of wilderness, lakes and rivers, waterfalls, events and attractions, your family will find its "home away from home". Miles of trails for both silent and motor sport enthusiasts to bike, hike, cross country ski, ATV and snowmobile. Waterways for canoe, kayak, whitewater rafting, boating and fishing. Forest areas offer great bird, small game, bear and deer hunting. Nationally rated golf courses and 2 great ski resorts offer something for everyone all year round.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Competitive salary and annual performance bonus
  • Guaranteed salary increases!
  • Full benefits (see below)
  • Signing Bonus possible!
  • Student loan repayment up to $120K possible!
  • Hours: Mostly day shift inpatient work, with some rotation to night shift (night shift is both inpt and UC (average volume 2). 80 Hours every 2 weeks
  • NO CALL!
  • Licensure: 1 Full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible to work at this facility
  • Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
  • No Employment Contract!

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 per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 
  • 10 Paid federal holidays with pay
  • Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME

Insurance:

  • 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-FRAE 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 employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's 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 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
  • 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
Practice Type: Multi spec.gr., Employee, Rural HC, ER/Urgent
Available Date:
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):49-54 Days Paid Time Off Per Year Malpractice:Free liability protection with tail coverage provi
Other benefits:
Federal pension, federal 401K with up to 5% in employer contributions, health/vision/dental/life
Facility Description:

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center (OGJVAMC) is located at Iron Mountain,MI, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - only 90 miles from Green Bay, WI.The facility oversees sixcommunity Outpatient Clinics (OPCs) located in Ironwood, Hancock, Marquette,Sault Ste. Marie (Kincheloe), and Menominee, MI, and Rhinelander, WI.It alsooperates a Rural Health Outreach Clinic in Manistique, MI.OGJVAMC and its OPCs/Rural Outreach Clinic annually serve 20,000 Veterans.OGJVAMC has one of thelargest geographic patient service areas east of the Mississippi River,encompassing fifteen Michigan counties and ten counties in northeasternWisconsin.It is home to approximately 57,400 Veterans, 25,895 of whom areenrolled in VA’s health care system. OGJVAMC employs 658 staff at its mainfacility and OPCs, including 62 licensed physicians, 164 nurses, and 58 mentalhealth professionals that provide primary and selected secondary healthcare.

Community Description:

In Iron Mountain, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, you will discover the hidden treasures of the great outdoors and realize why it is called God's country. With an abundance of wilderness, lakes and rivers, events and attractions, your family will find its "home away from home".

The U.P. is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 300 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops.

Looking to soak up the local scenery? Fumee Lake Natural Area and other area trails, have miles of trails to enjoy scenic views, wild life and flowers. Want some beautiful water scenery? Check out Piers Gorge Rapids or one of the area’s waterfalls. And if your looking for a scenic overlook, take in the sites from atop Pine Mountain Ski Jump or the new viewing platform at the Millie Mine Bat Viewing area.

Miles of trails for both silent and motor sport enthusiasts to bike, hike, cross country ski, ATV and snowmobile. Waterways for canoe, kayak, whitewater rafting, boating and fishing. Forest areas offer great bird, small game, bear and deer hunting. Nationally rated golf courses and 2 great ski resorts offer something for everyone all year round.

When winter is ushered in, snowmobiler's find a network of over 120 miles of trails tracing the county's interior, with access to the rest of the UP and into Wisconsin. Pine Mountain Resort offer early season skiing with their snowmaking abilities. There are many groomed cross-country skiing areas as well, along with lit trails in Iron Mountains City Park. Other winter activities include ice fishing, snowshoe, ice skating and even horse drawn sleigh rides. Winter events include, ice fishing tournaments, and snowmobile and ATV "ice" races. Continental Cup Ski Jump competition at Giant Pine Mountain's 123.5-meter jump attracts some of the world's best athletes for the longest running international ski jumping competition in North America.

As the snow melts, spring waters flow through the county to wake up the wilderness from winter's rest. Rivers now are swelling to allow canoeists and kayak's travels, and trout fisherman. As warmer weather ushers into spring and summer, the only limits to activities are your own. Fishing abounds throughout the entire county, with many species of fish, from walleye to panfish to bass, are available on lakes and rivers. Silent sport folks, hikers and bikers, find numerous trails through the entire area. ATV's will find several designated trails in the area as well. With access to county roads, ATV's can ride though most of the northern 2/3rds of the county. Boaters and water-skiers will find many lakes and rivers available to enjoy those warm summer days.

Information borrowed from:

http://www.ironmountain.org/

http://www.michigan.org/city/iron-mountain/ 

http://www.uptravel.com/

Community Size:Small/Rural
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