VA Long Beach Medical Center
VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Starting annual salary $360,000 to $370,000, depending on education and experience, + benefits.
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

We are seeking a compassionate and skilled Hematology/Oncology Staff Physician to join our team. The Hematology/Oncology section has 5 full time attendings with corresponding faculty appointments with UCI, a fellowship program, Infusion Center, Nurse Practitioners, Care Coordinators, on-site surgical specialties and radiation oncology, tumor boards, a cancer clinical trials program, a Cancer Committee and Program, and Cardio-Oncology, Surveillance and Survivorship Clinics. We provide expert care and treatment to veterans with hematologic and oncologic conditions, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow-up care. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care. Participate in tumor boards, case conferences, and other multidisciplinary forums to discuss complex cases while remaining abreast of the latest advancements in hematology and oncology. Administrative responsibilities include supervision of trainees, adherence to quality measures, academic and research collaboration with UCI and the encouragement of pursuing academic endeavors of choice.

Satisfy your inner urbanite at downtown Long Beach’s vibrant waterfront scene. From eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches, you’ll find Long Beach to be an urban waterfront playground.  Nearby popular destinations abound. VA Long Beach is close to some of the nation’s most popular beach cities (Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach) From Long Beach, you can visit Catalina Island, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm, The Queen Mary, Big Bear Mountain for skiing, the Aquarium of the Pacific, or cruise out of the Port to Mexico, Hawaii, or Alaska!

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-4:30pm (Flexible Agendas)

Practice Environment: Inpatient/Outpatient clinic setting, Panel size, 5 Full-Time Staff Physicians, 12-Fellow training program, 12-Station infusion Center, NPs, RN Care Coordinators, Radiation Oncology, Tumor Boards and Lung Cancer Programs.  

Call Coverage: Second on call (fellow is always first on call) on hematology/oncology consult service, likely around 12 weeks/year.         

Academic Affiliations: University of California Irvine (UCI), Irvine, California.

Qualifications: Must be a U.S. Citizen Must possess a current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Completed Residency Training. Board Certified or Board Eligible in Hematology and/or Medical Oncology. Recent or upcoming new grads welcomed!.

Competitive Salary Range: Starting annual salary $360,000-$370,000.  

Benefits: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized. Performance awards: Receive up to $15,000 in additional annual performance pay. Regular increases: Receive annual cost of living, salary reviews and biannual longevity increases. Liability Protection: VA physicians are covered under federal tort laws and may be defended by the United States against allegations of malpractice or negligence. Health insurance: With Federal Employees Health Benefits, choose from a variety of self or family health maintenance organizations. Dental and vision insurance: Under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, supplemental dental and/or vision benefits are available to you and your family. Life insurance: Plan for what’s next with Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, which is group term life insurance covering you and eligible family members. Pension: Your basic annuity is computed based on your length of service and “high-3” average salary and become vested in the Federal Employee Retirement System, Basic/Defined Benefit pension after only five years of creditable civilian service. Thrift Savings Plan (Federal 401k Equivalent) 5 % agency match: TSP lets you contribute up to $22,500 (or as specified each year) to your account. Become vested after only 3 years of creditable civilian service. Survivor benefits: Become eligible for survivor benefits after 10 years of service. Annual Leave (Paid Time Off): You will receive 208 hours or approximately 26 days of annual leave a year. Paid vacation, unlimited accumulated paid sick leave and 11 paid federal holidays accrue right away. Continuing education: As a VA physician, you can earn CME credits at no cost. You can receive $1,000 annually and five days or more of paid absences to attend CME courses (conditions apply). Credit for military service: Have you earned service credits from your time in military service? Don’t worry — if you move to a federal job at VA, you may carry over service time that is added to your total years of work for retirement purposes. Leadership skills development: VA provides a competitive, three-tiered continuum of leadership development at the local, network and national levels for employees with the potential and desire to serve in leadership positions. Service without strings: Whether you serve full or part time, your employment at VA is “at will” and without employment contracts, noncompete clauses, restrictive covenants, or other significant restrictions on outside work. Receive assistance: Under VA’s Employment Assistance Program (EAP), get free, short-term counseling and other services to cope with the stresses of life and other issues.

Experience peace of mind knowing you and your family will be well cared for! #WorkatVA #ChooseVALongBeach. I Choose VA Long Beach and you should to!

If interested, please e-mail your CV to Sergio.garcia2@va.gov  or call 909-735-7855


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