This Gastroenterology (GI) physician will provide comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for both outpatients and inpatients. Will be responsible for performing standard GI procedures such as upper such as upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. Provide specialty consultation for both inpatients and outpatients. Serve on committee boards, participate in quality assurance programs, and assist our facility to meet established performance measures. **Periodic list of eligible applicants will be sent to department before closing date of the announcement. If an ideal applicant are selected, announcement can close prior to the original closing date.** The incumbent has clinical responsibilities under the guidance and direction of the Chief of Gastroenterology. The incumbent participates, oversees and collaborates to ensure that all applicable clinical functions which include outpatient and inpatient consultative medical care are performed. GI Physicians are tasked with providing timely and courteous service to all Veterans seeking care. Duties are but not limited to: Participates in strategic planning for the service. Attends and provides input, as appropriate, to the outpatient clinic management and other committees and councils, as needed. Attends clinical and administrative staff meetings as may be required or directed by the Chief of Gastroenterology. Actively promotes performance improvement measures within the Gastroenterology Section. Collaborates with other physicians to ensure proper education of medical students and residents when applicable. Communicates and treats customers (patients, visitors, volunteers, and all Medical center staff) in a courteous, tactful, and respectful manner. Provides the customer with consistent information according to established policies and procedures and handles conflicts and problems in dealing with the customers constructively and appropriately. Participates in improving patient satisfaction at the service and medical center level. Actively assists the Chief of Medicine, the Medicine Administrative Officer and the Patient Advocate Liaison (PAL) with resolving applicable customer service and patient satisfaction requests at all levels of the organization. If instructed, may have to supervise residents and medical students. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Telework: No Virtual: No Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): No Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): No Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.