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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment or Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Chief, Gastroenterology Section, Medical Service is assigned to the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS), Medical Service providing comprehensive, efficient, compassionate, high quality healthcare to all patients, functioning as a member of the Medical Service team providing clinical care to the patients at VASNHCS. Duties include but are not limited to: Provide direct patient care and physician coverage in all clinical programs within the GI Section, Medical Service, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, including GI clinic, inpatient and outpatient GI consults, and inpatient and outpatient GI endoscopies. Evening/night, weekend and holiday call is shared with other members of the GI Section. Proficiency in both emergent and elective diagnostic therapeutic colonoscopies and upper GI endoscopies. Ensure that gastroenterology care is delivered in accordance with hospital policy, meeting or exceeding community standards and VHA national benchmarks. Ensures care of patients in the outpatient and inpatient settings are smooth, patient-centric and safe. Including collaboration with other specialties, the emergency department, and/or clinics admitting patients to the hospital. Develop strong, collegial working relationships with other Chiefs within the facility - both clinical and administrative - and with other Section Chiefs within the Medical Service. Actively participates and oversee the development and implementation of system redesign projects, quality improvement activities within the GI Section, Medical Service and at the facility level. Serve as Acting Deputy Associate Chief of Staff (DACOS) and/or Acting Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS), Medical Service in the absence of the D/ACOS, working with the D/ACOS and others on faculty and program development, collaboration with nurse practitioners, and other administrative functions of the Medical Service. The Chief, Gastroenterology Section, Medical Service, will provide patient care in all aspects of gastroenterology services that s/he have been credentialed and privileged for by the VASNHCS Medical Executive Committee. Research and other scholarly activity are encouraged and available. The Chief, Gastroenterology Section is responsible for the GI Endoscopy and GI Clinic operations, including, but not limited to, ensuring GI provider coverage and on-call schedules. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
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