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. Cape Girardeau is the ideal place to live, work and play. Residents enjoy short commute times, an array of education, entertainment, and cultural options, set upon a beautiful backdrop all with a reasonable cost of living and a welcoming small-town feel. Cape Girardeau is the right-size alternative to big city living. As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, Cape Girardeau's population swells to 100,000 daily and it is also the home of Southeast Missouri State University. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be offered to a well qualified applicant. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This is a Student Loan Repayment Program. It offers reimbursement up to $200,000 over a 5 year period. EDRP Authorized: Contact Audrey West, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance at Audrey.West@va.gov or 618-997-5311, extension 54093. 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 Physicians appointed to the Medical Staff of the John J. Pershing VAMC and assigned to the Cape Girardeau HCC will function as independent licensed practitioners. The candidate will (1) hold a full and unrestricted license in any state; (2) have completed a three-year residency in good standing, and (3) have passed or be eligible to take the certifying examination in a core specialty. Preference will also be given to those with experience or additional training. The Anesthesiologist is responsible for direct provision of peri-operative anesthetic care and ensuring the facility and program are meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The physician should also be proficient and privileged in all aspects of Anesthesiology. The Anesthesiologist will provide peri-operative care including pre-operative assessment, intra-operative anesthetic, administration and monitoring of post-anesthesia care in compliance with national accreditation standards. The Anesthesiologist will provide expert consultation and guidance to CRNA, nursing, and other medical staff in the administration of the anesthesia programs. The incumbent will perform the administrative components of patient care management such as completion of progress notes, OP reports, and discharge summaries. In this role, the incumbent will also provide feedback and patient education to the patients and their families and will demonstrate excellence in all facets of patient care and meets or exceeds compliance standards. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; time may vary based on patient needs.
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