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 The Physician is directly accountable to the section chief of gastroenterology. In the Medical Service which is composed of the following sections: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, Rheumatology, Hematology, Oncology, Nephrology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Special Exams, Critical Care and Hospitalist Medicine. The physician will provide inpatient and outpatient consultations, evaluating clinic patients, and performing special procedures such as diagnostic EGD, snare polypectomy, variceal and non-variceal hemostasis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, liver biopsy, total colonoscopy, PEG, esophagealdilation with guidewire and paracentesis for optimal care. Responsibilities: The Physician assigned to Medical Service will be accountable for: Adhering to established Center policies and procedures and VA Directives. Demonstrating leadership, accomplishment and commitment when providing support to the Chief of Medicine, Medical Service and Medical Subspecialty Staff and assistance to representatives to various department/services within the VA organization. Implementing and complying with administrative review of the service's operations to assure compliance with all internal and external review requirements. Clinical management of patients may include skills necessary for the stabilization of acute complications and may include the initiation of basic life support. Patient education is primarily provided in an interactive setting which requires good interpersonal skills. Under the direction of the Chief of Medicine shall be accountable for all clinical duties and assignments that he/she deems necessary. The incumbent may also be assigned to perform other clinical duties as assigned within the service. Work Schedule: The typical schedule for this position is Monday to Friday, 800am to 4:30pm, some on call duty may be required. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY BE AUTHORIZED Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirement, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Selectee may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. For additional information, please contact Allison Hoffman at Allison.Hoffman@va.gov Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. 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). 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
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