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Physician (Gastroenterologist) Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX

Department of Veterans Affairs
Temple, Texas
Closing date
Oct 23, 2024

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Full Time
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The Gastroenterologists will be expected to perform GI procedures in the day procedure unit or other settings as appropriate and will be required to take rotational call on nights and weekends for inpatients. Administrative, teaching and committee assignments may be expected, as assigned by the Chief of Gastroenterology.

He/she is expected to remain privileged and practicing in the field of inpatient, outpatient, and procedural Gastroenterology. The exact privileges and procedures for a particular provider will be approved by the Professional Standards Board based on training, experience, and currency and include working with and instructing Internal Medicine residents and Gastroenterology Fellows in outpatient and inpatient settings and providing appropriate feedback on their performance in a timely fashion. The Physician will participate in rotational on-call coverage at the Temple campus, providing consultative and procedural care to hospitalized patients after routine duty hours and on weekends. In addition to clinical responsibilities the Gastroenterologist may be assigned to the following:

  • Administrative tasks as required by the Chief of Gastroenterology. 
  • Systems-Based Practice: Demonstrate an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to optimize health care.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward patients and co-workers
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
  • Clinical Judgment: The ability to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care.
  • Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.
  • Patient Care: Demonstrate the ability to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life.
  • Leadership: Demonstrate the ability to work within an organizational structure to provide strategic direction, build consensus, and utilize process improvement methodologies to advance the aims of the organization and provide high quality patient care

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

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

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Eligible: Up to $200,000 in loan repayment for up to 5 years. 

Specialty Education Loan Repayment Program- May be Eligible. Up to $140,000 for up to 4 years of service. 

Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be authorized
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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 (for full-time Board Certified)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

More about the area:

Temple, located 45 minutes north of Austin, offers the perfect compromise between welcoming small-town living and the hustle of a big city. Striking a balance between vibrancy and livability, Temple continues to grow its amenities for residents, while maintaining a safe, family-friendly, caring culture. Whether it is the scenic parks and trails, the family friendly atmosphere, or the unique neighborhoods with Texas charm, we think you will find something here that you love! Our vision is for Temple to be a place that you love to call home.

Temple was ranked by the Council for Community and Economic Research as having one of the lowest cost of livings in a metro area in the nation.  To view more of our awards & recognitions visit

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