The incumbent is a physician assigned to the Endocrine Section and is an independent care provider, highly skilled in the management of patient's endocrine and diabetes care needs. The incumbent may work in one or all of the following units: Seattle VA Inpatient wards and Subspecialty Clinic area (including thyroid biopsy clinic) and reports to the Endocrine Section Head. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Engages in direct patient contact or performs tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure. The incumbent will, as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Endocrinology, admit, evaluate, diagnosis, provide treatment or consultative services to patients presenting with endocrine and metabolic diseases. Upon providing competency and receiving approval, the incumbent may also perform specialty procedures as delineated in their clinical privileges. The incumbent will take part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities. Beyond the clinical responsibilities, a physician in Endocrinology may be involved in the education and training of endocrine fellows, house staff, medical students, and non-physician clinical trainees. Professional Standards: The highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent's contacts with patients, his peers and all other employees. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m., hours may vary. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required EDRP: Not authorized Recruitment/relocation incentives: Not authorized Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
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