Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner full-time needed in VA Central Iowa HCS, Des Moines, IA, 49-54 Days Paid Time Off Per Year!
The VA Central Iowa HCS is seeking a congenial and supportive Nurse Practitioner full-time to serve at, VA Central Iowa Medical Center located in Des Moines, IA. Must be Certified in Psychiatric Mental Health. We are seeking Clinicians with:
Strong clinical backgrounds and the ability to work fully independently
Strong backgrounds in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders and psychopharmacological treatments as well as familiarity with other treatment modalities to order non-pharmacological treatments
Ability to type and use electronic medical records.
Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team approach.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player that is flexible and has the ability to provide quality psychiatric care and a familiarity with working with Veterans with Mental Health and Substance use disorders. Come join our supportive and collegial team serving the world’s best patients.
Competitive salary and annual performance bonus!
Guaranteed salary increases!
Education Debt Reduction Program eligible
Full benefits (see below)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State is permissible
Malpractice: free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Staffing: 7.4 Psychiatrist and 7 NP’s
Hours and Shifts: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Patient Load: 8-12 New and follow-up patients
Call: 4 to 5 weeks per year. Call is 1 week at a time
Notes: private office
Whether you're interested in academics, research, or a better work/life balance, you'll find the VA has a lot to offer, including the unmatched satisfaction you'll get from caring for those who have served our country. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, the VA also offers a robust benefits plan that includes:
Paid Time Off:
208 Hours paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
104 Hours paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement!
10 Paid federal holidays with pay
Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME
Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
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-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee's salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee's salary
Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2016, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000
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
For more information or to apply e-mail your cv to:
CHARLES D. LONG, U.S. Army (Retired) National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant National Healthcare Recruitment Services