Chief of (SCI) Spinal Cord Injury opportunity at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Come join the Minneapolis VAMC – we are looking for a clinical leader to join our team and serve as the Chief of Spinal Cord Injury. Built in 2009, our new center has a dedicated staff for therapy and Certified Rehabilitation Nursing Staff supporting our strong assistive technology program, home care programs and telehealth programs. Our team serves as an ALS Center of Excellence and MS Center of Excellence. The Minneapolis VA 68K sqft therapy center includes and advanced therapy pool and specialized equipment including Ekso, on site prosthetics, advanced assistive technology, urodynamics room and independent living assessment apartment. This opportunity includes Loan Repayment Plan and Recruitment Bonus.
Minneapolis and St. Paul not only have big-city amenities like museums and sports stadiums, but also have an approachable Midwestern feel. Separated by the Mississippi River, the Twin Cities are considered one metropolitan area but actually include two unique cities, featuring downtown cosmopolitan cores surrounded by distinctive neighborhoods and suburban communities.
St. Paul, Minnesota's capital, offers residents a historic atmosphere with parks, government offices and museums. The Summit Hill neighborhood is filled with grand historic homes like the James J. Hill mansion, while Grand Avenue showcases the city lifestyle with bungalow-style homes, locally owned eateries and boutique shopping. About 12 miles west, Minneapolis – once known as The Flour Milling Capital of the World – features a mix of historic architecture and contemporary skyscrapers, as well as a bevy of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The 17-block area known as Eat Street offers more than 50 dining options.
The geographic location and climate in The Land of 10,000 Lakes play an important role in the culture of the area, with residents taking advantage of the changing seasons. Locals embrace the harsh winters and partake in hockey, ice fishing and cross-country skiing. During the spring, summer and fall, Minneapolis and St. Paul come alive with outdoor music festivals, baseball games at Target Field and recreational opportunities on the area's lakes. (article take from U.S.News written by Rachael Weir)
Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:
49 days paid time off annually including; 26 days paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
on average federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance
possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually
VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement
No malpractice insurance as you are covered by the federal tort law
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Ken Mitchell
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.