The VA Loma Linda Health Care System (VALLHCS) is recruiting for a full time, permanent, Gastrointestinal Physician with Medicine Service. VALLHCS is a Joint Commission accredited, Referral Level 1a/High Complexity, facility in San Bernardino, Riverside and Inyo Counties. The Medical Center is located 60 miles east of Los Angeles and is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center and University California Riverside. The Staff Physician will report to the Chief of Gastroenterology. Manage and perform advanced procedures for patients who have gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, small bowel disease, inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatobiliary disease. Diagnosing, treating and managing patients referred for management of Liver and GI disorders, including fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis. Performs endoscopic procedures and cares for patients in the outpatient clinic and inpatient setting. Duties would include, but are not limited to outpatient clinics, inpatient consultations, education gastroenterology fellows, medical residents and students, participating in assigned duties within Medical Service and will ideally also qualify for a potential academic appointment at Loma Linda University and University of California, Riverside Additional clinical, teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities are possible. A robust ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in gastroenterology / hepatology provides ample teaching opportunities. Procedural duties will include performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy procedures (including PEG placement, esophageal dilation, and other basic therapeutics). Competence in ultrasound elastography is a plus, but not required Performing histories and physical examinations, endoscopy consultations, virtual visits (telehealth) and developing treatment and follow up plans. Responsible for completing patient encounters, inpatient consults, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. Responsible for clinical reviews to triage urgency of visit for the patient's medical problems Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Authorized PCS: Not Authorized Telework: No Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: No EDRP: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Position is authorized for incentives and may be offered to highly qualified candidates. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
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