Gastroenterologist

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Posted
Mar 11, 2019
Closes
Mar 10, 2020
Ref
1979797
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Seeking BC Gastroenterologist for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in Beautiful Phoenix, Arizona

Position Information

The Phoenix VA Healthcare System (PVAHCS) is actively recruiting to fill Board Certified Staff Gastroenterologist (BE considered) to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes.  Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the University of Arizona, & will be actively involved with education & teaching of Gastroenterology Fellows, medical students, medicine residents & other providers. The PVAHCS is a Joint Commission accredited, referral level 1b/high complexity, 129 bed facility serving more than 95,000 Veterans in central Arizona, including the rapidly expanding metropolitan Phoenix area. There are more than 322,000 Veterans who reside within the facility's primary service area. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our state-of-the-art VA facility!  Phoenix VAHCS is among the VA Medical Centers in the Western US and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the Phoenix Metro area.

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

  • Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Gastroenterology preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered

Community Information

Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, The Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona’s capitol offers much more than great weather.  The Phoenix metro area, now America’s 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle.

The Phoenix metropolitan area, known as the Valley of the Sun, is home to more than 4.2 million people and includes the cities of Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and Mesa. The area's explosive growth over the last decade has made it one the largest metropolitan areas in the country.

Diversity abounds.  Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths.  Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping….for the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!   For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants and night life.  The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts.  Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies.

Downtown Scottsdale has always been a entertainment and shopping center with a focus on art and things trendy, but now downtown Phoenix and the Biltmore area continue to offer more and more top rate restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping and sports venues. The well-established suburb of Glendale has been re-energized with the new Arizona Cardinal's football stadium and the Phoenix Coyote's hockey arena. All the major professional sports leagues have Phoenix teams and in March every year Major League Baseball's growing Cactus League spring training is a huge draw for visitors and locals alike.

Lake Pleasant north of town along with the Salt River and Verde River reservoir system east and northeast of Phoenix provides scenic mountain lakes very popular for power boating, water skiing and fishing.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks.

VA does this by offering:

Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - 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, with up to five percent government matching contributions.   

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