U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) primary care specialists and recruiters are attending a healthcare conference in the nation’s capital this month to showcase the results of Veterans’ care initiatives and highlight the attributes of a VA career training and serving as internists.

VA Careers is hosting a booth at the 2019 Society of General Internal Medicine conference on May 8-11, while several VA physicians lead workshops on VA- and Veteran-specific care issues during SGIM’s Veterans Affairs Special Series.

Share resumes and attend VA workshops

Attendees can visit recruiters at the VA Careers Booth 114 throughout the conference and attend VA’s series of workshops on May 9-11. During these sessions, VA physicians and experts will discuss VA’s internist trainee environment and interprofessional culture and ways the VA health system addresses the opioid crisis and social determinants of health.

“Recruiters can discuss with internists and trainees the benefits and rewards of working at VA,” said Darren Sherrard, Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing. “Beyond that, workshop attendees benefit from an up-close, expert look at how VA trainees can become agents of change and how VA’s primary care system is addressing some of today’s most challenging health issues.”

SGIM is a national medical society of 3,000 physicians who are the primary internal medicine faculty of every medical school and major teaching hospital in the United States. The 2019 SGIM Annual Meeting covers all facets of general internal medicine, including health services research, medical education, advocacy and exemplary clinical care.

Learn about benefits and perks of VA careers

At the VA Careers recruiters’ booth, Attendees can submit their resumes and get answers to questions. They can learn about the wide range of benefits available to VA internists, such as:

  • A strong starting salary; competitive compensation based on education, training and experience; and a bundle of benefits.
  • Periodic pay raises that address inflation and local market changes.
  • Incentive and performance awards, including superior performance awards, special contribution awards, quality step increases, VA honor awards, nonmonetary recognition and Title 38 awards.
  • From 36 to 49 days off, depending on specific leave tiers.
  • Premium-support group health insurance, including dental, vision and long-term care, that may become effective on the first full pay period after you start.

VA providers can work anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and Guam with one active license. In addition, benefits transition with employees who move to a new facility.

“We encourage attendees interested in a VA internist career to visit VA Careers at SGIM 2019 to share their contact information and learn all about VA physician careers,” Sherrard said.

Choose VA at SGIM 2019

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Published on May. 2, 2019

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