Overton Brooks VA Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full-time, permanent, board certified Physician (Gastroenterologist). This announcement reflects a closing date of September 30, 2022. 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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. 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 Education Debt Repayment Program: Yes. 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. Major Duties/Responsibilities: The Gastroenterologist (GI) provider will be expected to be proficient in all basic of GI endoscopy procedures including EGD and colonoscopy. Other duties include seeing patients in the gastroenterology and hepatology clinics, and consultation for inpatients and the Emergency Department as requested. On call coverage will also be required. The physician will in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of our patients. Other responsibilities include but not limited to the following: Possess basic endoscopic skills and have a background and interest in clinical/research participation, IBE, ERCP and EUS skills are highly desired. Perform diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy, including, stent placement, PEGs, and dilation. Work closely with all health care professionals throughout the medical center and provide consultation to other services.. Supervise, mentor and teach graduates, including GI fellows and residents. Perform chart reviews and coordinate with other providers regarding patient care issues. Responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records (CPRS), such as: history and physical exams, daily progress notes for inpatients, encounters for outpatients, consult notes, discharge summaries and instructions, transfer summaries and enter both new and renewal prescriptions in a timely fashion in all areas in accordance with facility policy. Responsible for management of diagnostic, preventative and/or therapeutic gastroenterological and endoscopic services. Maintain good diagnostic, judgmental and therapeutic acumen at all time. Participate in quality assurance programs. Comply with all quality performance measures and improvement programs contracts under the cognizance of the Gastroenterology Section of Medicine Service. Gastroenterology on-call responsibilities will be shared with other staff Gastroenterologists. Participate in committees and task forces. Must qualify for an academic appointment at LSU School of Medicine. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.., Monday through Friday. On call as required.
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