The NMVAHCS is a leader in the provision of rural health care, opening its first VA-staffed community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Farmington, New Mexico, followed by clinics in Artesia, Gallup, Raton, Silver City, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. In recent years, the NMVAHCS has contracted with Valor Healthcare, Primary Care Solutions and Ben Archer Health Center to provide Veterans access to clinics throughout New Mexico and southwest Colorado. The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVHCS) Ambulatory Care Service is recruiting for a full-time Physician (Compensation & Pension). Duties include, but are not limited to: Medical examinations on a past or current military service member who have filed a compensation or pension claim. This examination is part of the review process, which assists the VA in determining if the military service member's disability is service connected. These complications include, but are not limited to: pain, functional limitations, significant progression of the injury/illness requiring medical treatment and/or possible surgery, inability to work, or medically-related secondary conditions. Understand the forensic process of reviewing military histories, present medical conditions, and policies which allow for recommendations Conduct history/physical exams to document current status and diagnose conditions Order ancillary tests when required to establish or qualify diagnosis Prepare reports which document the exam for which the VBA makes a rating VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
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.