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Section Chief of Eye Services – Northern CA. - Mather, CA, USA

Job Description

Section Chief of Eye Services for Northern CA. - Call Northern California Your Home

VA Northern California Health Care System is seeking a Section Chief of Eye Care Services, for the VA Northern California Healthcare System (VA NCHCS), following the retirement of the current Section Chief.  The NCHCS Eye Section is a fully integrated service with ophthalmologists, optometrists, low vision staff, nurse case managers, nursing staff, and an administrative support assistant. Throughout NCHCS, there are dedicated technician support, on-site lasers, and on-site optical shops. 

This is a supervisory position with a wonderful opportunity to create a vision of growth and leadership.  You will have overall responsibility for multiple existing Eye Clinic sites across Northern California. There are two Site Chiefs, one in Martinez and one in Sacramento, that this incumbent will supervise and who will support the department vision.  You will have the opportunity for program development and hiring of staff for the newly built Stockton VA Eye Clinic and participate in the design and creation of a new freestanding two story Eye Clinic in Sacramento.  Administrative duties include overall clinic management and policy development, long term planning for Eye Care delivery, and collaboration with other divisions across our Medical System. You will care for veterans in the outpatient clinic, operating room and could supervise UC Davis ophthalmology residents.  

Candidates must: Candidate must be: 1) US Citizen or PRA, 2) Board Eligible/Certified in Ophthalmology 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.

Work Schedule:  Full-time, primarily day shift Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:30 pm with home call and shared on-call.  Residents take call first and then attending backup if needed.

Travel: Will be minimal

Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus):  Authorized

Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance):  Not Authorized
Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment):  Position eligible for up to $200,000. over 5 years with a max. of $40,000. per year. 

Pay:  Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off:  50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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

The Department of Veteran Affairs Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California. The health system is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento ; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez; outpatient clinics in Martinez, Fairfield, Vallejo, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, Sacramento (Mather and McClellan Park), Auburn, Yuba City, Redding, Chico, and Yreka; and dental clinics in Vallejo, Sacramento and Redding.

 

The Sacramento VA Medical Center is a 81-bed, state-of-the-art, inpatient facility offering a full range of comprehensive health care services including medical, surgical, primary and mental health care. The medical center, which is comprised of 25 medical-surgical beds, 30 TCU beds, 10 ICU beds, 16 BHICU, and a four room operating suite, also a cardiac catheterization lab, a gastrointestinal & endoscopy suite, angiography capability and 16,000 square-feet of research laboratory. Offers a wide range of outpatient and diagnostic services, including mammography, MRI, CT, and PET scanning.

 

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VA Benefits

 

 

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • 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 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% 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 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • 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
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Contact Email: Alisa.Merriott@va.gov
Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Mather, CA, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Salary Range: $325000.00 to $365000.00 Yearly