The San Francisco VA Health Care System is currently seeking Primary Care Physicians in their Community-Based Outpatient Clinics located in Eureka, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Clearlake, CA.
The physician serves as a Primary Care Provider (PCP) at any Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. The CBOC operates under a PACT Model (Patient Aligned Care Team). Together with his or her team, comprised of a PCP, RN, LVN, and a Clerk, the PCP cares for a panel of approximately 700 patients. The PACT provides comprehensive care for our Veteran population, including the diagnoses, care, and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. Common diagnoses encountered include diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, and chronic pain.
Compensation Range is 225K – 245K
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be B/E or B/C
Must have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in ANY U.S. State
Community, Facility, and Organization
The San Francisco VA Health Care System is a comprehensive network that provides health services to Veterans through the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and six community-based outpatient clinics in Santa Rosa, Eureka, Ukiah, Clearlake, San Bruno and downtown San Francisco. It has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research, establishing innovative medical programs, and providing compassionate care to Veterans. SFVAMC has 124 operating beds and a 120-bed Community Living Center. There is a specialized homeless Veterans clinic in downtown San Francisco.
SFVAMC has several National Centers of Excellence in the areas of Epilepsy Treatment; Cardiac Surgery; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; HIV; and Renal Dialysis. It has many other nationally recognized programs including the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Center; the Hepatitis C Resource Center; the Mental Illness Research & Education Clinical Center; and the Western Pacemaker and AICD Surveillance Program. SFVAMC is designated as one of only five VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education. It has also been selected as a Community Resource and Referral Center, one of only 12 locations designed to serve homeless and at-risk for homeless Veterans and their families. The Medical Center is the first VA to perform MRI-guided deep brain stimulation surgery and is one of only a few VA Medical Centers performing state-of-the-art transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgeries.
SFVAMC has one of the largest funded research programs in the Veterans Health Administration with $70 million in research expenditures. The Medical Center is one of the few in the world equipped for studies using both whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy and is the site of VA’s National Center for the Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Additionally, SFVAMC has established a unique partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD) to study the basic neuroscience and neuroimaging of combat-related brain and spinal cord injuries, PTSD and other neurological combat-related injuries and predictors of injuries of war fighters. DoD considers this program a national resource.
SFVAMC has been affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine for over 50 years. All physicians are jointly recruited by SFVAMC and UCSF School of Medicine.
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 each year with no limit on accumulation – unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Federal holidays per year with pay
5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available.
Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government.
Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
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
Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service
About the VA
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory, and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.