This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This announcement reflects a closing date of September 30, 2021. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official at two-week intervals. The first referral will be two weeks from the opening date of the announcement. If the vacancy is filled prior to the current closing date, the announcement will be closed. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Incentive: A recruitment/relocation incentive may be eligible for highly skilled candidates Paid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year. 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 stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend. Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided. Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity from a National Physician Recruitment Consultant, forward your CV and contact information to CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV. The duties of a Gastroenterologist specialize in the area of the health of the digestive system or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The Gastroenterologist will treat everything from the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to hepatitis C. He/She will perform endoscopic procedures, treat for pancreatic disease, reflux esophagitis to include gastrointestinal cancer and nonsurgical procedures. Establish good communication skills and counsel patients in order to help them better understand their course of treatment. In addition to providing medical care, the Gastroenterologist will work with a skilled team of professionals such as nurses, technician and surgeons in order to ensure successful completion of required treatment for patients. Major Duties and Responsibilities ~ Evaluate/diagnose clinic patients. ~ Perform endoscopic procedures, as well as non-surgical procedures. ~ Treat pancreatic disease, reflux esophagitis, gastrointestinal cancer, etc. ~ Work with a skilled team of professionals, such as nurses, technicians, and surgeons, in order to ensure successful completion of required treatment for patients. ~ Participate in staff meetings, hospital committees, and peer review process. ~ May provide training to medical students/residents/fellows. ~ Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 Am to 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.