Seeking a Experienced BC Gastroenterologist Clinical Leader for Section Chief of Gastroenterolog...

Department of Veterans Affairs
Temple, Texas
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

Position Information:

The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS), Temple TX, is seeking an experienced Board Certified (BC) Gastroenterologist (GI) Clinician Leader to provide management, leadership and supervisory oversight of the Gastroenterology Section, as well as provide clinical care, consultation and follow-up patient management in General Gastroenterology, GI Procedures and Hepatology in an inpatient and outpatient setting.  In addition to clinical responsibilities, the Chief of Gastroenterology is expected to provide leadership oversight to the Gastroenterology Section, supervising GI Staff at the Olin E Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple TX and at the Austin TX Veterans Outpatient Clinic (OPC), and working with the Associate Chief of Staff for the Medical Service, will ensure timely and effective patient care for eligible veterans. The CTVHCS is one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in the United States and provides a full range of services including medical/surgical hospital beds, a hospice unit, and community living center (CLC) beds. CTVHCS serves a Veteran population of more than 252,000 covering 35,243 square miles and eleven congressional districts in 39 counties. The CTVHCS has active affiliations with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Health System, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, with over 200 fellows, residents, interns, and students training at CTVHCS each year. Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, including shared call responsibilities.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have current/active U.S. Medical License
  • Must be Board Certified in Gastroenterology Specialty
  • Preference for candidates with successful experience leading GI section or department 

Community Information:

Offering the best of both worlds by combining the convenience of a big city with small town hospitality, the city of Temple Texas is regarded as one of the greatest places to live and work in Texas. According to CBS News, Temple is ranked as the 6th most affordable place to live in the U.S. with the cost of living in Temple, Texas 14.3% lower than the national average! With one of the fastest growing healthcare systems, robust economic sector, and emphasis on education, Temple is experiencing quick growth attracting new residents from all over the state and beyond. A short one hour drive to the State Capital of Austin or a two hour drive to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area (the largest in Texas and in the Southern U.S. and 4th largest in the U.S.) opens up a world of opportunities, recreation, entertainment, culture and natural beauty … join our healthcare team and experience why the State motto is “Friendship” and where “Everything’s bigger in Texas”! 


Benefits Information:

  • The VA supports healthy work-life-family balance, security and satisfaction by offering a robust menu of employee benefits and features
  • VA Physician Practice is focused on clinical excellence, favorable patient outcomes and high staff satisfaction
  • Expected range of annual salary of $335,000 to $350,000, in addition to an annual physician performance pay bonus up to $15,000.00 possible, with by-annual longevity pay increases
    • A Recruitment/Relocation Incentive(s) up to 15% of salary may be considered
    • Education Debt Reduction Program award up to $200,000 may also be considered
  • Paid time off includes 26 days’ vacation, 13 days sick leave, 10 federal holidays and CME time
  • Health-Dental-Vision-Life Insurance, with monthly premiums partially offset or paid by the government, and includes coverage options for eligible spouse, domestic partner and children
  • Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) defined benefit retirement pension, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) defined contribution retirement “401K” like plan with up to 5% government matching


About the VA:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA, offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 clinical 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.

For More Information:

Please forward copy of your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter summarizing your background, education, training, clinical practice and leadership/management experience, and other credentials and interests, to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, or call me at (702) 675-5761

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