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The Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare System (CAVHS) is recruiting for a Full-Time Gastroenterologist. The incumbent is ultimately responsible for the successful performance of patient care related activities in Medicine Service as a Gastroenterologist including Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) . To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Board certification Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Light lifting, under 15 pounds. Light Carrying, under 15 pounds. Reach above shoulders Use of fingers. Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"to Jaeger 1 to 4. Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20'40 in the other. Hearing (aid maybe permitted) Sitting up for 8 hrs. Clear speech Mental and emotional stability Environmental Factors Working closely with others. Protracted or irregular hours of work Use of computer ["Gastroenterologists provide a full range of therapeutic interventions specific to gastroenterology including endoscopic procedures, diagnostic assessments, medical evaluation, and management. The incumbent will provide oversight of residents, fellow and medical students. Qualifications to perform Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) (or rendezvous EUS/ERCP) as well as other advanced therapeutic procedures. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Maybe available to highly qualified candidates. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Maybe available. Learn more. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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 (must be full-time with board certification) Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Duties: Clinical duties include diagnosing, treating, and managing patients referred for management of GI disorders and customary methods and techniques in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. - Procedural duties include performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy procedures including polypectomy and EMR, stent placement, PEG placement, esophageal dilation etc. - Perform Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) (or rendezvous EUS/ERCP) as well as other advanced therapeutic procedures. - Responsible for administration and management of moderate/conscious sedation used during procedures. - Responsible for completing patient encounters, inpatient and outpatient consults, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. - Demonstrates interpersonal skills that enhance the effectiveness and accomplishments of the service. - Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills that are commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. - Shares call responsibility with other staff gastroenterologists. The physician will report to the Chief of Gastroenterology and will be expected to cooperate with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, serving on facility committees and other performance improvement activities and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:30 Call will be shared with three other full time Gastroenterologist."]
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