The Section Chief of GI position at the VA Memphis will encompass the breadth of clinical care, including inpatient consultation, outpatient clinic, and management of the GI Section, in addition to supervision of other Gastroenterologists and trainees assigned, Duties include but are not limited to: Provide direct patient care, and physician coverage in all clinical programs within the GI Section of Memphis VAMC, including GI clinics, inpatient and outpatient GI consults, and inpatient and outpatient GI endoscopies. Evening/night and weekend calls to be shared with other members of the GI Section. Proficiently perform both emergent and elective diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies and upper GI endoscopies. Ensures Gastroenterology care is delivered in accordance with hospital policy, meeting or exceeding community standards and VHA national benchmarks . The Gastroenterology Chief will have primary responsibility for supervising other Gastroenterologist in the Section, and to ensure that they are performing to the highest standards of clinical care excellence, time efficiency, professional and ethical behavior. Assures care of patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings are smooth, patient-centric, and safe. This includes but is not limited to collaboration and good communication with the Emergency Department, Subspecialty Services and/or Clinics admitting patients to the hospital. Develops strong, collegial working relationships with other Chiefs within the medical center (both clinical and administrative), and with other Section Chiefs within the working under the auspices of the Chief of Medical Service at VAMC Memphis. Oversees the development and implementation of systems redesigns projects, quality improvements and assurance programs of the Gastroenterology Section. Primary duties are to perform full general gastroenterology examinations on established or newly consulted patients in the Gastroenterology clinics, inpatient wards, or Emergency Department for signs or symptoms of neurologic dysfunction or disease. The Chief of Gastroenterology Section is expected to maintain current medical knowledge and technical skills and provides both leadership and documentation that all Gastroenterologists within the Section are competent with respect to current privileging within the Gastroenterology Section. He/she is expected to maintain excellent diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen in the care of veterans receiving Gastroenterology interventions. The Gastroenterology Section Chief fosters a culture of transparency, communication, collegiality, and patient-centered interdisciplinary teamwork. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized (2 Year Service Obligation) 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 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)
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