VAMC Philadelphia is seeking applicants for a Physician (Gastroenterologist) with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver to join it's Medicine Services Team. Incumbent should be proficient in advanced ERCP and EUS procedures. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Eligible Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Eligible 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 Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty. The primary duties of the Staff Physician - Gastroenterologist include, but are not limited to: Performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures Perform ERCP and EUS as well as other advanced therapeutic procedures. This position is for a candidate who has completed a fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy or is proficient in advanced therapeutic procedures. Treat veterans with a variety of gastroenterology and liver diseases. Provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of General Gastroenterology. Provide primary, secondary, and tertiary care in both hospitalized and outpatient settings. Responsible for coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members. Major duties: Gastroenterologist to treat veterans with a variety of gastroenterology and liver diseases. Perform advanced therapeutic procedures. The Staff Physician (Gastroenterology) provides comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of General Gastroenterology. In addition to patient care, the physician may have responsibilities in other areas such as education and research. Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position: The incumbent shall be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to complete the duties of the position including that necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Such knowledge and skills include: The incumbent should be skilled in providing patient care and in coordinating the activities of other health care providers. The successful candidate will be an effective teacher for fellow staff members, house staff medical students and in allied health care disciplines. It is desirable that the physician have demonstrated research abilities. The Staff Physician (Gastroenterology) is responsible for providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care in both hospitalized and outpatient settings, identifying patients' health problems and designing diagnostic and therapeutic plans to meet these needs. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's care, patient's illness and its management. A major percentage of the physician's time will be devoted to patient care and will be responsible for performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. Communication and interpersonal relations, including the ability to appropriately and courteously relate to internal and external customers. Maintenance of confidentiality of patients/employee information, electronic and printed The Medical Center performance improvement program Age-specific care, as identified in the Age-Specific Competencies, including knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of growth and development relevant to the adult and Generic age groups: ability to assess and interpret data about the patient's status; and ability to identify age-specific needs and provide the appropriate care based upon the age-related factors noted. Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
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