Academic Gastroenterologist

Department of Veterans Affairs
Syracuse, New York
Jan 12, 2021
Jan 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
Academic Gastroenterologist- Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Syracuse, New York has an opening for a full-time Academic Gastroenterologist. Candidates must be BC in Internal Medicine, BC/BE in Gastroenterology and have experience in the full range of gastroenterology clinical services to treat conditions affecting the GI system such as acid reflux, ulcers, IBS, IBD, polyps, jaundice, hemorrhoids, pancreatitis and colon cancer. The successful candidate will be proficient in a wide range of surgical procedures that include upper and lower GI tract, endoscopic ultrasound, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography preferred, but not required. Will consider candidates who will be completing Gastroenterology fellowship training or becoming board eligible in June 2020. The Syracuse VA is affiliated with the medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University (UMU). Teaching of medical students, residents and fellows is an integral part of the position. Research and teaching opportunities are available, and applicants are encouraged to explore and participate in a relevant areas of interest. Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license in any State and must qualify for an academic appointment at the SUNY UMU. The VA offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience using VA's market-based physician pay system and a generous federal benefits package.

Work Schedule:Monday to Friday- 8AM-4:30PM
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required

Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)Travel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
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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.

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:Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography preferred

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:Light lifting (under 15 lbs), light carrying (under 15 lbs), use of fingers, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other, hearing (aid permitted), emotional stability, mental stability.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: 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:


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