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Opportunity exists for full-time Nephrology physician at the Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather, CA. The position will encompass the breadth of clinical care, including inpatient consultation, outpatient clinic and outpatient dialysis rounding. The Nephrologist is charged with delivering the best possible renal care to our Veteran patients. This care must be delivered in accordance with hospital policy and meet community standards and pertains to outpatients as well as inpatients. Proficiency in temporary dialysis catheters is encouraged, but not required. Proficiency in renal biopsies is not required. Research interest is encouraged, but not required. Dedicated time may be set aside for research for qualified applicants. Teaching is an integral part of the work of a VA staff Nephrologist. Academic appointment with our affiliate, UC Davis, possible. This pertains to Nephrology Fellows, Residents, medical and nursing students, nursing and other ancillary staff. The staff Nephrologist exercises corporate citizenship by serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested. On-call one week out of four (24/7).
Candidate must be: 1) US Citizen or PRA, 2) Board Eligible/Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, 3) Have a full, unrestricted medical license in any State, and 4) confirm vaccination for seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) which are both requirements for all Health Care Personnel (HCP) employed by Department of Veterans Affairs. Preferred experience: Highly qualified candidates will be Board Certified in Nephrology and have VA experience.
This Northern California location has a lot to offer to those seeking good weather and an abundance of activities whether you prefer lolling on the beaches of San Francisco, discovering the world-famous wineries of Napa Valley or exploring the mountains and snow of Lake Tahoe. Sacramento is one of the best values in California with well-priced homes and offers family-friendly attractions, museums, parks and gardens as well as four-star restaurants, first-class hotels and cultural activities. If you’re interested in work/life balance, research or academics you will find that working for the VA offers many benefits not to mention the great honor we have in serving our nation's heroes. Come see why this is the place to live, work and play!
Paid vacation (8 hours accrued each pay period upon employment); 13 days sick leave (4 hours accrued each pay period upon employment, no cap); 11 paid Federal holidays; Competitive Salary (pay set in accordance with level of training/experience); Malpractice protection with tail coverage covered by the Federal government; Annual Physician Performance Pay (Up to $15,000 possible); Market Pay reviewed biennially for possible increase; CME- 1 week paid authorized absence to attend and after 1 year of employment $1,000 per year stipend toward CME if BC; No Physician Employment Contract
Education Debt Education Program (EDRP) offers $200,000 over 5-years, tax-free; Recruitment Incentive (aka sign-on bonus) available for qualified candidates
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.