Physician (GI)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Salem, Virginia
Posted
Apr 13, 2020
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Ref
2038292
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
Staff Gastroenterologists are responsible for supervising the evaluation of all new inpatient and outpatient gatroenterology consults. Staff Gastroenterologists perform GI endoscopic procedures in the endoscopic suite and/or operating rooms as well as additional procedures consistent their privileges. Additionally, staff Gastroenterologists are expected to perform and be proficient in the following areas:

· Colonoscopy;
· Moderate Sedation;
· Endoscopic Control of Bleeding;
· Esophageal Dilation (Endoscopic Pneumatic Dilators, Malloney Dilators, etc.);
· Esophageal Variceal Band Ligation;
· Esophageal Variceal Injection Ligation;
· Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with Biopsy;
· Heater Probe Coagulation;· Liver Biopsy;
· Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy;
· Flexible Sigmoidoscopy; and
· Other patient care related duties as necessary.

In addition to clinical duties, staff gastroenterologists are expected to be actively engaged in the supervision of medical residents, students and fellows assigned to the Gastroenterology Section. As part of the shared, cooperative partnership with our medical school affiliates, each gastroenterologist shall support furthering the education of medical students, residents, and fellows through lectures and presentations, provision of Grand Rounds, and through any other means designed to emphasize the development of those skills required to apply medical knowledge selectively based on individual cases and circumstances. Trainee responsibilities require that the selectee apply for and receive professorship at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Work Schedule:7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

- You may be eligible to apply for student loan reimbursement under the Education Debt Reduction Program which has maximum awards of up to $200,000 for qualifying medical education loans. Please contact Human Resources at this Medical Center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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    Requirements
    Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/19/2020.
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience:Board Eligible Ok; Board Certified Preferred. Student, Resident, & Fellow Rotations require applicant w/ teach experience and/or strong interest in medical education programs (teaching/attending duties shared amongst department members). Trainee responsibilities require selectee apply for and receive professorship at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; The VA TECH/Carilion School of Medicine; & University of Virginia School of Medicine

Specialized Experience:Inpatient and Outpatient Clinical responsibilities (include both clinics and consultative services); procedural GI services to include Endoscopy/Colonoscopy.

Reference:VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Education
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Benefits

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