Seeking A Talented Chief Physician & 3 Staff Physicians to Join the Section of Gastroenterology ...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Apr 02, 2019
Apr 01, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM, invite applications for the position of Chief, Section of Gastroenterology at NMVAHCS. Three Staff Physician positions are also available.  The ideal candidate for the Chief is an accomplished physician with a strong background in clinical medicine as well as leadership experience in advancing clinical, educational and research missions. 

The ideal candidate for the staff physician position is a talented clinician with strong interest in teaching.  Expertise in advanced endoscopy including EUS or hepatology are particularly welcome. The Section of Gastroenterology is an integral component of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UNM with responsibility for teaching fellows, residents and medical students. 

  • The Section has a strong record of innovative, extramurally funded bench and clinical research. 
  • Specialized clinical programs within the Section include hepatobiliary endoscopy, motility and hepatology. 
  • The Chief will provide mentorship and serve as a role model of excellence in scholarship. 
  • The Chief will report to the Chief, Medicine Service. 
  • Professorial appointment will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. 
  • Clinical activities span the breath of the subspecialty and is strongly supported by surgery, pathology and radiology. 
  • Compensation includes an excellent benefits package. Relocation/recruitment incentives and Educational Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) are authorized for this position. 

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.  Board certification in Internal Medicine is also preferred. 

Community Information

Albuquerque the Land of Enchantment allows you to experience the authentic Southwest. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural history and heritage. Native American, Hispanic & Latino, Anglo and other cultural influences are a part of everyday life. You will always know you're someplace special, whether you're eating at one of our traditional New Mexican restaurants, shopping at one of the thousands of shops and galleries around town, enjoying our world-class visual and performing arts, or playing on the best golf courses in the Southwest. Nowhere is the confluence of past and present more dramatic than here in Albuquerque, where the modern city skyline is set against a backdrop of the stunning Sandia Mountains and an endless, timeless blue sky.

Albuquerque’s spectacular weather—with 310 days of sunshine—perfect for outdoor activities, including biking, skiing and hiking. Our incomparable weather and scenery also make Albuquerque the hot air ballooning capital of the world. Balloons dot our clear blue skies throughout the year, revealing a myriad of colors.

At night, Albuquerque is bathed in the glow of neon signs, relics of the city's role along historic Route 66. Locals and visitors enjoy kicking up their heels in our bustling downtown entertainment district, taking in a show by one of our international theater and dance companies, and visiting the many casinos surrounding the metropolitan area.

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;
  • 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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