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Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital (Bedford VA)
City:Bedford
State:MA
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Internal Medicine
Opportunity Description:

Seeking a Primary Care Physician (Internal Medicine or Family Medicine)

Bedford, Massachusetts

VA New England Healthcare System – Veterans Health Administration

Our Mission:  The mission of the Bedford VA Hospital based Primary Care Clinic is to provide compassionate health care services in primary care and mental health to eligible veterans residing in and around the Bedford area.

Discover what it’s like to enjoy the professional and personal satisfaction of caring for veterans where you will:

  • See about 12-14 patients per day as part of a large practice with 8 patient care teams and 12 primary care providers.
    • Must be comfortable providing comprehensive primary care to both male and female patients
  • Work with RNs and LPNs, along with administrative support staff in a team based approach
  • A women’s health and urgent care clinic are located adjacent to the primary care clinic
  • No  Primary Care call (infrequently asked to cover as back up physician for hospital on off hours that are covered by a moonlighter)
  • Have 4 hours set aside for  patient relayed administrative work and also time set aside for staff and team meetings
  • Work with group that is always thinking outside the box to  improve the quality and efficiency of work and in which there is very little physician turnover
  • Have onsite access to mental health services and lab blood drawing, social work and Clinical Pharmacists. Also available is a multidisciplinary team to support pain management
  • Work on a beautifully wooded campus adjacent to a gold course, in an historic town that has a lot to offer while be located in close proximity to Boston and the coast - https://www.bedfordma.gov/about-bedford

    You'll find the VA has a lot to offer too, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country and, in addition to competitive pay and liability protection, you’ll enjoy a robust benefits plan that includes:

    Paid Time Off:

  • 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 days 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
  • 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME

    Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • Dental & Vision: options include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow use of tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
  • Long-term care insurance available

    Federal Retirement Plan:

  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) – 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 pension funded? Employees 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 401(k) savings plans available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of 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

 

For more information, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, VA New England Healthcare System at don.rainwater@va.gov.  Your inquiry will be handled in confidence.

Practice Type: Multi spec.gr., Employee, Academic
Available Date:
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days PTO plus 13 Sick Days plus 10 fed holidays Malpractice:Full coverage, including tail
Other benefits:
Comprehensive federal employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement and more!
Facility Description:

The Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA provides services in such areas as: Geriatrics, with specialty care in Alzheimer's Disease, Mental Health, including homelessness, substance abuse and Compensated Work Therapy and Ambulatory Care. The hospital was founded in 1928 chartered by Congress to proivde a variety of health services to Veterans. The hospital currently offers six service lines including: Ambulatory Care, Mental Health, Geriatrics & Extended Care, Geriatrics Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC), Clinical Support, and Administrative Support. The Hospital also offers Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's) in Lynn, Haverhill, and Gloucester.

Affiliations:

Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Lahey Clinic
Department of Defense (DoD)
 

Authorized Beds:

65 Hospital Beds
345 Nursing Home Beds
40 Domicilliary Beds
52 PRRTP Beds
 

Type of Facility:

Geriatric Care / Psychiatry

Special Programs:

Primary and seconday care in medicine and sub-acute medical care.
Includes: The Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM), and,
The Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC)
Social And Community Reintegration Research (SoCRR)

Services Provided:

Nursing Home Care
Substance Abuse
Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care

Outpatient Mental Health
Alzheimer's inpatient and outpatient care
Homeless Veteran Services

Community Description:

Bedford is located on the map of Massachusetts in Middlesex County-about fifteen miles northwest of Boston near the junction of routes 3 and 95 [128]. The Town may be accessed by car, and public transportation on the M.B.T.A. Taxi, shuttle and Logan Express connect to Boston’s Logan Airport. Surrounding towns are Lexington, Concord, Carlisle, Burlington, Billerica, and Lincoln.

The Town map shows a land area of almost fourteen square miles, with 65.54 miles of public roads. There are rivers, ponds, fields and forests saved as conservation lands.  The Town maintains open spaces with walking trails and bikeways as well as athletic fields and parks for recreation.

History

Incorporated in 1729, the initial community of fifty households survived on farming and requisite industries. The Town’s history is documented in the Bedford collection at the Bedford Public Library. Visitors are drawn to view historic sites including homes, the Old Burying Ground, The Wilson Mill, the Job Lane House and the original Bedford Flag that was taken to the battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775. An historic park commemorating railroad activity in Bedford is planned by the town with support from Friends of Depot ParkExploring Bedford, a walking/biking tour guide describing these sites, is available at the Library and the Bedford Chamber.

http://www.freedomsway.org/towns/bedford/bedford.html will give you the history of what happened in Bedford the morning of April 19, 1775 and the addresses of the houses and other revolutionary sites that have been preserved in Bedford.

The circa 1713 Job Lane House (www.bedfordmahistory.org/job_lane_house.htm), a beautifully preserved example of the New England saltbox-style house, was home to one of Bedford's founding families and is open for tours twice a month, May to December.

The Bedford Historical Society (www.bedfordmahistory.org) offers an annual lecture series on local history, presents historical displays in various town buildings, answers research requests from the public, and maintains in its Archives an extensive collection of Bedford artifacts, documents, photographs, and reference materials.

Population and Housing

Bedford’s 2012 population of 14,501 represents 5,400 households 9,823 voters. In 2011 per capita income was $48,879. In FY2013the median value of owner occupied housing was $518,100. Detailed demographic information is documented by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.

General Town Services, Public Education and Library

Town services for education, library, planning, code enforcement, public safety, voters, health, seniors, families, youths, streets, water, sewer, refuse, recycling, local transit, assessment and collections are carried out by departments responsible to elected Boards. The Bedford Town Services Telephone Directory is a guide to accessing the specific services. The activities, budgets and plans of all departments are found in the Bedford Annual Reports.

With a school enrollment of 2,487 the Bedford Public Schools are known throughout the Commonwealth for their excellent standards of teaching and wide offerings in extra-curricular activities and athletic organizations. There are a lower and an upper elementary school, a middle school and a high school.  For vocational education, Bedford students may choose the Shawsheen Regional Vocational Technical High School.  Adult continuing education is available at the high school and at the Middlesex Community College in Bedford.

The Bedford Public Library accommodates collections for Bedford patrons of all ages. As part of the Minuteman Library Network, it offers internet access and other on-line services.

Local Town government

Bedford’s Selectmen-Open Town Meeting form of government has been operative since 1729. Descriptions of elected and appointed offices, processes, regulations and codes are contained in detail in the Charter and General Bylaws. Elected officials, staff and many appointed citizen committees are vital in preparation, planning and delivery of town government services. The Volunteer Coordinating Committee  recruits volunteers for the appointed citizen participation committees. The annual Town election is on the second Saturday of March, with Annual Town Meeting beginning on the fourth Monday of March.

Business and Community Organizations, News media

Some forty community groups with interests around arts, schools, social service, scouting, gardening, veterans and sports are active, with representation at a town wide parade and fair on Bedford Day, celebrated the third Saturday in September. The Town’s strong business community has a Chamber of Commerce with 150 members ranging from local professional firms to large corporations with global headquarters in Bedford. Hanscom Air Force Base has been an important part in the strength of the Bedford economy.

Local news is covered in the weekly Bedford Minuteman and on local cable television.

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