VA Gastroenterologist + Excellent Opportunity = Work Life Balance!

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Fresno, California
Closing date
May 14, 2023

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Specialty
Gastroenterology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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The Fresno VA is actively recruiting a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at University of California San Francisco, Fresno, & be involved with education & teaching of Gastroenterology fellow in our fellowship program plus medical residents, students, & other providers.

The VA Central California HCS, based in Fresno, proudly serves veterans throughout Central California. The medical center is situated on 18.5 acres and VA Central California HCS is a 57-bed acute care, general medical and surgical center with state of the art primary and secondary care in major diagnostic and treatment specializations, including a 12-bed inpatient psychiatric unit, and three CBOC’s. A 54-bed Community Living Center is located on campus and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care. VA Central California HCS provides specialized services such as: Audiology, Speech Pathology, Cardiac Cath Lab, Comprehensive Cancer Care, Diabetes Education, Diagnostic Radiology, Electrophysiological Studies, Endocrinology, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Homeless Veteran’s Program, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), Laparoscopic Surgery, Medical Research Projects, Mental Health, Primary Care, Nuclear Medicine, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Amputation Care & Treatment (PACT), Prosthetics, PTSD Clinical Team (PCT), Pulmonary Function, Orthopedic Total Joint Replacement Program, Renal Program, Respite Care, Sleep Lab, Substance Abuse Treatment, Visual Impairment (VIST),Women's Health Services.

The Gastroenterology (GI) physician is responsible for providing comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients, inpatients, and nursing home patients. The physician will provide patient care to veterans in the areas of Gastroenterology in the form of consultative care. The Gastroenterologist will diagnose, treat, and manage patients with
gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods, and techniques. Provide services such as inpatient and outpatient consultation
services related to GI and liver diseases. The physician is responsible for overseeing the administration of conscious sedation during GI procedures. The Physician performs GI procedures including but not limited to EGD, complex stricture dilation, EGD with PEG, colonoscopies/polypectomy, push enteroscopy, GI manometry, Bravo study and other advance procedures. 

The physician is required to actively participate and lead in research and education/training activities. The physician must meet requirements for academic appointment with UCSF
(University of California San Francisco) Fresno Medical Education Program. The incumbent will be involved in the education and training of residents, fellows, medical students, and non-physician clinical trainees, participating in ground rounds, and lectures. Administrative, direct patient care, teaching, and research are all integrated into the activities and decision processes of` the staff Gastroenterologist physician.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm 

  • Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
  • Board Certification in Gastroenterology preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered

Community Information

Located in the heart of California, Fresno has an unmatched diversity of natural beauty and recreational opportunities, not to mention its proximity to three national parks, national forests, and wilderness areas. Fresno County is known as the nation’s leading agricultural county, peppered with country trails and blossoming orchards, as well as lakes, rivers, foothills and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Conveniently located within a day’s drive of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and 120 minutes from the Central Coast, Fresno is at the center of numerous recreational activities. As California’s fifth largest city, Fresno also offers many cultural opportunities stemming from area museums, restaurants, and festivals, with a lower cost of living than found in other California locales.

Expected Salary range $300,000 to $400,000, may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus. Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program and if approved, receive up to $200k in school loan repayment.

Paid Time Off: 50-55 days per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)                                                                                                                      Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided

 For additional information please contact Gregory.Salmon@va.gov  call or Text (321) 689-7080  

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

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