BC Gastroenterology Physician for Excellent VA Chief & Staff Opportunity

Department of Veterans Affairs
Shreveport, Louisiana
Closing date
Nov 10, 2023

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The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) is actively recruiting to fill Board Certified Chief & Staff Gastroenterology Medicine (BE considered) to help care for our Veterans American s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at the Louisiana State University & be involved with education & teaching of Gastroenterology fellows in our fellowship program plus medical students, medicine residents rotating through the VA and supervising mid-level providers. Will work collaboratively with other specialists as necessary in providing the best care to Veterans. The position provides an outstanding opportunity for individuals committed to an academic career in clinical care, teaching and research. The Gastroenterology Section serves patients across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care for more than 45,000 veterans in an area to include in fifteen (15) Louisiana parishes, five (5) counties in Southern Arkansas and ten (10) counties in East Texas.

Gastroenterologist to provide the delivery of quality patient care and evidenced- based standards of practice in the Subspecialty of Gastroenterology. This includes the direct patient care in concert with a GI Fellowship program in out and in-patient care settings. While advanced endoscopy and EUS skills are highly desired they are not essential. Endoscopic skills in non-advanced endoscopy, small bowel endoscopy, and ancillary GI procedures are required. Experience in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases is highly desired. Skill and knowledge necessary to provide care to the level of age specific diseases and the range of disease severity. This includes the ability to identify patient needs and to provide the care needed to promote improvement. Experience and confidence in providing moderate sedation for endoscopic procedures is required. Provider will also have teaching responsibilities include the effectiveness in teaching, monitoring and coordination of educational activities - planning, evaluating and documenting of medical students, residents and GI Fellows.

Coordinate the patient care by effective communication with PCP, Inpatient, ED and outside services. Perform other duties as assigned by Chief of Section/Medicine. Perform administrative tasks as assigned, such as peer reviews and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE).

Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, with on-call coverage (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).

  • Must be U.S. Citizen Non-US Citizens may be considered
  • 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
The Louisiana city of Shreveport is one of the state's largest cities and also the seat of Caddo Parish. Seated on the banks of the Red River, Shreveport is linked in many ways with its sister city on the other side of the river, Bossier City. Many refer to the two cities as "Shreveport-Bossier." Situated in the northwest corner of the state near the borders of Texas and Arkansas, Shreveport serves as the commercial and cultural center of the tri-state region, a region which is widely considered to be the border between the West and the South.

The Red River is the heart and soul of Shreveport, a cultural and gaming center on the Louisiana/Texas border. Riverboat casinos evoke the glamour and mystery of the past while providing modern travelers with thrills and excitement. If the tables aren't your style, take a trip over the neon-lit Texas Street Bridge to the horse-racing at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Shreveport's thriving sister city. Visitors can explore the city s expansive Louisiana Boardwalk that includes a huge shopping and entertainment complex and enjoy the area's fine waterfront dining. Shreveport is also renowned for its historic landmarks and sizzles in the summertime with a temperate climate for the rest of the year.

Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.

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