The Atlanta, Georgia VA Medical Center is searching for a Board Eligible or Board-Certified Ophthalmologist to join their dynamic healthcare team. Medical retina or glaucoma subspecialty training is preferred.
VISN 7 Regional Telehealth Service and Atlanta VAMC Eye Clinic is looking for ophthalmologists willing to contribute and participate in a national tele-ophthalmology program, Technology-based Eye Care Services (TECS).
Providers participating in this program will provide virtual patient care in a store-and-forward setting, along with the opportunity to provide in-person eye care. Ample academic and research opportunities in a nationally growing program.
Also, potential exists to direct and develop tele-glaucoma and tele-macular protocols and provide follow up eye care through telemedicine methods. Physician will see between 20-40 patients daily depending on schedule.
Preferred Qualifications: Medical retina or glaucoma subspecialty training
Work hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Salary Range: $250k-$275k range per year
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed
Proficiency in spoken and written English
Paid Time Off:
26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
10 paid Federal holidays per year
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-RAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
How is the pension funded? VA employees 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 2015, 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
The Birmingham VA Medical Center is a 313-bed acute tertiary care facility located in the historic Southside district of the city. The facility provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. We provide health care services to eligible veterans in VISN 7
The medical center serves as a referral center for this population area with 131 operating beds currently. Recent construction provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in all clinical programs. Care is provided in practically all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with VA and its primary affiliation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BVAMC operates eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics in North Alabama.