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Huntington VA Medical Center
Visas Accepted:J1/H1
Specialty:Pulmonary Disease
Opportunity Description:


1 license/50 States - 49 Days' OFF each year! Competitive Salary, No Overhead, No Insurance Companies to deal with. Practice pure Medicine

  As a VA Pulmonoloigst the possibilities’ are endless.  Huntington: A vibrant, energetic city where heritage comes alive.  Located in western West Virginia, sitting on the Ohio River at the point where West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet, Huntington is part of the largest inland port in the United States.  Huntington’s population is over 50,000.   It is the second largest city in the state. The city is home to Marshall University. 


Major Duties/Responsibilities

Perform duties dealing with disease involving the respiratory tract as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Attending Physician for critical care or pulmonary patients.

~ Inpatient pulmonary consultations.

~ Perform and/or supervise procedures, including central line placement, intubation, bronchoscopy, thoracentesis, and others as required.

~ Outpatient pulmonary clinic evaluations for new and follow-up patients.

~ Interpretation of pulmonary function tests.

~ Actively involved in teaching residents and students, and will periodically direct noon conferences for their didactic training.

  Potential for an academic appointment. Staff consists of PA’s and registered nurses. 

Tour of Duty:   Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., with potential for some weekends, as well as on-call coverage.


  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)
  • Recruitment/Relocation Incentive:   Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may authorized for highly-qualified candidate.


   Veteran Affairs Physicians practice medicine more and spend less time on business tasks. Enjoy an environment that supports an interdisciplinary care team approach that delivers state-of-the-art medicine using some of the most advanced medical techniques and technologies in the Nation.  No dealing with insurance company’s and no overhead. Practice pure medicine.


U.S. Citizen   ( Will consider other citiziens as well)  

Board certified/board eligible in Pulmonary Medicine

Unrestricted MD.DO license (practice with any current full and unrestricted state license).  

Interested: Forward your C.V. to terrance.anderson@va.gov

 Benefits: Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:

49 days paid time off annually including

26 days paid vacation

13 days of sick leave; 10 paid holidays

5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)

•up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k); on average, federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance; possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually; VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement; and you do not have to pay a penny for malpractice insurance because you are covered by the federal government if a claim arises.

VA Total Compensation: VA physicians enjoy all the above mentioned benefits which increase total compensation by an average of 39% over your annual salary.

Medical License:  A clean, valid medical license from any US State or Territory is all that is required to practice medicine in a VA Federal Hospital anywhere in the nation.

Salaries: VA Physician salaries are determined by a compensation panel of physicians at the facility where you practice medicine. VA salaries are very competitive and are based on physician salaries of the local market, your experience and credentials as a physician.

Job Satisfaction: VA Physicians enjoy the luxury of practicing medicine with the latest technologies and do so with no overhead costs, staff to pay, no rent on a building and no filing insurance claims. A 40 hour work week makes this a dream job for a physician with lots of time off for family and friends.

We offer an academic affiliation with the Marshall University Health School of Medicine; train medical students and residents, develop continuing medical education courses and pursue faculty appointments. The VA offers opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. All of this makes the Huntington VA Medical Center a first rate facility that truly deserves the great reputation it has earned.

  Huntington also is known for its expansive park system, the gem of which is Ritter Park. The park, which features a walking path, award-winning playground, tennis courts, amphitheater and PetSafe Dog Park, was recognized by the American Planning Association in 2012 as one America’s 10 Great Public Spaces. Since 1934, the park’s Rose Garden has been West Virginia's nationally-recognized municipal rose garden, containing 1,000 plants and noted for its All-American Rose Selections.


  In the hills above Ritter Park is the Huntington Museum of Art. It is the largest art museum between Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Richmond and contains numerous collections, exhibitions, education programs and nature trails on a sprawling, 52-acre campus. The grounds also are home to the C. Fred Edwards Conservatory, West Virginia’s only plant conservatory.

Practice Type: Employee
Available Date:
Relocation paid:Yes
Production bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):49 Days' OFF each year! Malpractice:Covered
Other benefits:
1 license/50 States - 49 Days' OFF each year! Competitive Salary, No Overhead, No Insurance Compani
Facility Description:

Since 1932, VAMC Huntington has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to veterans living in southwestern West Virginia, southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky.

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

In addition to our main facility in Huntington, we offer services in two community-based outpatient clinics and two rural health outreach clinics. These clinics are located in:


Together, we honor and serve America’s Veterans.


To be a trusted and resilient partner for Veterans, offering readily available, safe and compassionate care of exceptional quality within an integrated system.


  1. Establish an institute that focuses on recruiting and retaining highly qualified staff and ensuring leadership succession planning.
  2. Establish VISN-wide referral patterns that optimize quality of care.
  3. Provide quality care by using the most experienced providers and proven clinical practices.
  4. Utilize community partners to provide timely and seamless care to Veterans using fee basis or the Choice Act.
  5. Utilize advanced technology to deliver care to Veterans at their preferred location.
Community Description:

Nestled between the banks of the majestic Ohio River and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is a city founded in 1871 by railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington.

From its humble beginnings on the site of a former cornfield, the Huntington, West Virginia, region now boasts a nationally-recognized university, a thriving business community and a lively downtown with big plans for the future.

The community also affords a comfortable lifestyle, a low cost of living, state-of-the-art healthcare, modern educational facilities and unrivaled natural beauty.

Recreational activities in the Huntington region are as diverse as the people who live there. The rolling hills beckon hikers and bikers, the Ohio River and lakes entice boaters, water skiers and fishermen, and an abundance of parks welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy nature.

There’s so much to see and do, including chowing down at our unique, local eateries; exploring our award-winning museums; catching a live show at one of our indoor or outdoor venues; shopping until you drop at our local shops and the state’s largest shopping mall, the Huntington Mall; and cheering on the Marshall University Thundering Herd.

Quality educational opportunities can be found in the Huntington region from kindergarten to high school to college and beyond. The Cabell County Public School system has a proud tradition of professional employees. Reading, writing and arithmetic remain the foundation for learning. Computer instruction begins in kindergarten as technology is stressed throughout the learning process. Emphasis is also placed on workplace readiness.

Upon graduating from high school, students have a number of local educational choices including studying at Marshall University, Mountwest Community & Technical College, Huntington Junior College, Huntington School of Beauty Culture, or the Cabell County Career Technology Center.

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