Location: Maine - Augusta
Duration: Permanent - Full Time
Category: Emergency Medicine - General
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Posted: 06/13/18




You are invited to join the Emergency Room team at the VA’s medical center in Augusta, Maine. VA Maine Healthcare System (formerly Togus VA Medical Center) proudly serves Maine's veterans at the main campus in Augusta and nine outpatient clinics. It's a modern 67-bed facility with general medical, surgical, intermediate and mental health beds, as well as 40-bed Skilled-Longer Stay Unit, a 25-bed Dementia Unit, and a hospice unit. 


As a key member of the team, you will join nine physicians and five PAs, along with complete nursing and other support staff.  Shifts are usually variable 12 hour shifts, including nights and weekends.  Shifts are usually 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am. Day shifts 8am to 8pm are a possibility based on department need or provider preference; 13 shifts per month; no set schedule with flexibility week to week.


Other details include:

  • ER volume of 12-14K annual visits
  • Daily volume of 30-40 patients per day
  • Research opportunities available
  • Faculty appointment to Tufts University available
  • Mix of Urgent Care, Emergent, and Surgical patients


  • US citizen
  • US License (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation
  • BC or BE in EM, FM, or IM
  • ACLS & BLS
  • Prefer 1-2 years’ experience in ER or UC setting

So, if you’re interested in caring for veterans while enjoying a work/life balance difficult to find in the private sector, this is an opportunity you need to check out. The Augusta area is a gateway to year-around recreational opportunities and offers excellent housing, schools, and safe community living! For more information, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, VA New England Healthcare System at (register or log in to show contact information). Your inquiry will be held in confidence.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.


Paid Time Off:

  • 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave – you can carry over up to 86 days into a new year
  • 13 days paid sick leave per year with unlimited carry over! Unused sick leave can be used to extend creditable service time at retirement! 
  • 10 Paid federal holidays with pay
  • Possible 5 Days paid Authorized Absence to attend CME



  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • 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-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees hired after January 1, 2014 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 2016, 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
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years' service

  • US citizen
  • US License (any state) with no history of suspension or revocation
  • BC or BE in EM, FM, or IM
  • ACLS & BLS
  • Prefer 1-2 years’ experience in ER or UC setting

Contact information

Company: Veterans Health Administration - MA
Address: ATTN: Don Rainwater
RE: Job
421 North Main Street
Leeds MA 01053
Call: (413) 584-4040, Ext6307

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