Veterans Health Administration | Veteran Health Indiana
We have an exceptional opportunity for a Part-Time Gastroenterologist to join Veteran Health Indiana at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center located in Indianapolis, IN.
Work Schedule: Part-time; 50 hours a pay period/bi-weekly; variable tour of duty due to coverage needs in endoscopy, inpatient service and clinic. Rotating weekends and holidays. Also 2 weeks of inpatient coverage is rotated every 10 weeks.
The Physician (Gastroenterology) work in the Medicine Service, Gastroenterology Section providing patient care and are able to perform all services required in the subspecialty practice of GI medicine in the context of the VA system and their clinical privileges. They document appropriately in the electronic record. Educational experiences are also provided to appropriate health care personnel who are involved in inpatient care, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Staff GI physicians are ultimately responsible for the oversight of all aspects of GI care delivered to their assigned patients.
- Staff GI physicians provide care to patients and/or assist fellows, residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners in the proper evaluation and treatment of the patient, as well as actively participate in corrective actions when complications occur related to indicated GI interventions/procedures. Staff GI physicians directly assess hospitalized ward and ICU patients for changes in GI system conditions. A history and physical note, with the appropriate level of detail, will be entered into the electronic medical record along with an appropriate assessment and treatment plan for acute and ongoing care as well as when the time comes for discharge/discharge planning, and all should occur within 24 hrs of patient contact. A progress note is written in the patient's EMR daily and within 24 hrs of patient contact. Notes also may include concurrence with notes written by fellows, residents, or students supervised by the appropriate GI attending physician.
- Staff GI physicians will also assess (in a timely manner) and recommend treatment for medicine ward patients they are consulted to evaluate for various GI disease states. The assessment and treatment recommendations should be clearly communicated to the consulting inpatient physician/team in both direct verbal and written (via the electronic medical record) manner, in the appropriate level of detail for the question at hand.
- Staff GI physicians will also assess (in a timely manner) and recommend treatment for primary care patients that are referred to them in specialty clinic setting regarding various GI conditions/disease states. The assessment and treatment recommendations should be clearly communicated to the consulting physician/practitioner in either e-Consult or CPRS note template format.
- Staff GI physicians will maintain all VA-mandated certifications, including BLS, ACLS, airway management (as part of conscious sedation protocol), and complete all required TMS modules and other mandatory VA training requirements per hospital regulations. They will also code encounters/notes as required by the coding and billing office, and comply with efforts to close all open encounters.
- Staff GI physicians with research 8ths and/or VA grants will be expected to follow all VA policies and procedures related to research, have all studies opened at the RLR VAMC, and conduct their research on VA property while on VA time. They are required to strictly adhere to MOU time requirements when they are part-time VA employed physician researchers.
- During scheduled tour hours, staff GI physicians shall be available for all urgent assessments and interventions as part of the inpatient care team. Evening and/or night call may be required as determined by service needs.
- Staff Gastroenterologists participate in various hospital committees, Medicine Service and hospital in-service programs, and education programs of the medicine service and hospital. They are also involved in continuous quality improvement through the VA peer review process.
- Staff Gastroenterologists shall be responsible for graduate and undergraduate medical education and scientific research, as their credentials and privileges allow.
- 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.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Gastroenterology desired
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