Duties include but are not limited to:
- Provides direct patient care and physician coverage in all clinical programs within the GI Section of Memphis VAMC, to include GI clinics, inpatient and outpatient GI consults, and inpatient and outpatient GI endoscopies. Evening/night and week end calls to be shared with other members of the GI Section.
- Performs both emergent and elective, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies and upper GI endoscopies.
- Educate and train Medical Students, Residents, as well as Gastroenterology Fellows, in the specialties of Internal medicine and Gastroenterology
- Performs endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy and upper endoscopy in the Gastroenterology Lab
- Serves as the Attending Gastroenterologist for the in-patient Gastroenterology consultation service
- Provide scare of Gastroenterology outpatients and supervise GI Fellows in the Outpatient Clinics.
- Rotates with other Gastroenterologists, take night call and weekend call which includes rounding on the in-patient GI Consultation Service and performing emergency procedures on patients in the Intensive Care Unit or when required the Emergency Department or Operating Room.
May be required to work some evenings
May be required to work some weekends
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Travel Required Not required
Supervisory status No
Promotion Potential 15
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; 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
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
- 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.
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.
Physical Requirements: Physicians should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (for up to 2 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (intermittently, 45 lbs or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. Physician should be emotionally and mental stable and capable of performing the duties of the position.
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.
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