Infectious Diseases Fresno California VA Work Life Family Balance - 401K & Pension!!
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and the VA Central California Health Care System are recruiting for qualified physicians to join our Infectious Diseases (ID) medical education and faculty program.
Applicants must be board certified in Internal Medicine and board certified or eligible in ID, have excellent clinical skills, be dedicated to medical education, interested in clinical research, and have training or actual experience in Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) and/or Infection Control (IC). Qualified applicants must meet the qualifications for faculty appointment with UCSF.
Responsibilities include providing consultations in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings on both teaching and non-teaching services. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in robust AS and IC programs which are rapidly expanding. UCSF MEP primary practice sites include a large Regional Medical Center, Ryan White grant funded HIV clinics, the VA Central California Health Care System and faculty practice clinics.
Our ID Fellowship accepts 2 fellows each year and has been successful in filling all positions through the Match.
Diversity in pathology and complexity of care in infectious disease makes VACCHCS and UCSF Fresno an ideal place for faculty to educate and teach ID across multiple disciplines including Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Psychiatry, OB/Gynecology residents, as well as medical students.
The position will give an opportunity for the ID specialist to lead, develop and oversee various ID related clinical programs at VACCHCS. UCSF MEP have impressive Infectious Diseases clinic that are part of a large safety-net system that provides care to primarily underserved communities which includes our outstanding HIV program that serves over 1000 patients and is attended by faculty, residents, and fellows. At the university, we have a state-of-the-art Microbiology lab and most of the diagnostics are done in-house. In both clinical settings, the medical teams work closely with our Clinical ID Pharmacists during teaching rounds and AS.
The program is based in Fresno, California, where residents enjoy a high standard of living combined with a lower cost real estate market. Fresno is the only major city in the country with proximity to three national parks, including renowned Yosemite National Park as well as the Pacific Ocean and major California cities.
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years)
Expected Salary range 200,000 to $243,000, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials, and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus.
- 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)
- 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
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 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
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
Please email your CV to Gregory.Salmon@va.gov. You may also text or call (321) 689-7080