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Orthopedic Surgeon - Columbia, MO, USA

Job Description

Join our Team! VA offers a competitive salary, annual salary increases, generous student loan repayment options and   outstanding work-life balance.  Columbia is a great place to work and live,  offering  small-town friendliness with big city features!  Columbia is  centrally located between St. Louis, Kansas City and the stunning Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia offers a wide variety of recreation options, including biking, jogging or walking on Columbia's beautiful greenbelt. For the sports-minded person, Columbia offers top collegiate sporting events with easy access to professional sporting events in nearby St. Louis and Kansas City. Columbia offers excellent school systems, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities,  and entertainment options for all ages.

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

Truman VA provides a full continuum of care in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is committed to excellent patient care, education and research. The facility offers comprehensive care including primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy and pharmacy services. In addition, Truman VA is a referral center for heart care services including open heart surgery. The facility also offers additional services including audiology & speech pathology, social work services, dermatology, dental, neurology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, podiatry, prosthetics, urology and vision care.

Contact Email: Andrea.Higgins@va.gov
Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Columbia, MO, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Orthopedics
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