Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Gastroenterologist) in Boise, Idaho

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Boise, ID
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Friday 3/11/2016 (344 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 3/10/2017 (20 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Boise VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a Physician Gastroenterologist working in Medicine Service.

Applicants will be reviewed on the 1st of each month and referred at that time.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1643071

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

A recruitment incentive may be authorized.


Gastroenterologist (GI) physician will be responsible for providing comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients, inpatients, and nursing home patients. The candidate will provide patient care to veterans in the areas of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology in the form of primary care and/or consultative care. Key duties include diagnosis, treatment, and management patients with gastrointestinal diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. The successful candidate will also provide outpatient examinations, consultation services related to GI, management of patients with Hepatitis C with the current treatment regimen, and admission status to the facility, oversee the administration of conscious sedation, perform GI procedures such as EGD (gastroscopy), EGD with Peg, colonoscopies, paracentesis, liver biopsy, and other procedures as appropriate and in-line with your technical skills. Additional duties include attendance at GI team meetings, Medical Service meetings, and meetings with other medical center staff, in addition to service on other committees, participation in quality assurance programs, and assistance with our facility meeting established performance measures in the area of gastroenterology. Responsibilities will extend to chart reviews and coordination with hospitalists regarding patient care issues. The successful candidate will be responsible for documenting patient care data in electronic medical records such as procedure notes, inpatient and outpatient consult notes and, enter new and renewal prescriptions. The position includes extensive interaction with trainees, and we expect the candidate to serve as an integral part of our facility's clinical team serving Veterans and teaching residents, and medical students.

Work Schedule: Typically Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
    • ### Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
  • Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Physical requirements outlined below. 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.

Note*:* Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Light to Moderate Lifting (15 - 44 lbs); Light Carrying (15 lbs and under); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Kneeling (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted).

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

applicant notification points


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Salary Range: $180,000.00 to $310,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00

Promotion Potential: 00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 432377700

Job Announcement Number: XB-16-JER-1643071-BU