Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Gastroenterology (Kernersville Health Care Center) in Kernersville, North Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Kernersville, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Friday 7/29/2016 (85 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (69 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): T1764274
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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?
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The Division of Gastroenterology, Salisbury Medical Center is seeking a physician with training, and expertise in adult clinical gastroenterology for a joint appointment with Wake Forest University with practice location mostly at the Kernersville Health Care Center near Winston Salem.
The ideal candidate will be board certified/eligible in gastroenterology with experience in clinical gastroenterology and experience in performing endoscopic procedures.
The gastroenterologist will function as part of a multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive outpatient services. There will be minimal inpatient care activity associated with this position at the VA.
The incumbent will primarily be based at of the Kernersville Health Care Center location and treat veterans in an outpatient setting in a large multispecialty healthcare center.
The incumbent is expected to perform routine consultations, endoscopic procedures (EGD, colonoscopy), with possibility of also performing motility and PillCam studies if appropriately trained.
The physician will establish professional working relationship with clinical service providers within the medical center and the Community Base Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS) or Healthcare Centers (HCC), providing telephone consultation/triage as needed and screening consults that are received for appropriateness prior to scheduling. On call duties will be rotated among all staff and will include after-hours endoscopy with the requirement to treat acute GI bleeding and foreign body removal.
The candidate will be required to be on site at the hospital within one hour of a call for an urgent clinical need.**
Applicants should have leadership skills and motivation to provide oversight of administrative operations, clinical care, and teaching with responsibilities that include the supervision of fellows from Wake Forest University Gastroenterology Fellowship Program.
Work Schedule: Work schedules may vary depending on the hiring facility.
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician (GI)
- Not Required
- 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.
- U.S. citizenship
- English language proficiency
- Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
- Licensure and Registration Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA
- Educational requirements - 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e. Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.
- For residents, graduation from an approved medical school as described above is required.
- First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are:
- Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR
- Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.
The following requirementsfor this position are as follows:
- The ideal candidate will be board certified/eligible in gastroenterology with experience in clinical gastroenterology and experience in clinical performing endoscopic procedures.
Preferred Experience: Board Certifications (highly preferred).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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: Ability to bend, stoop, squat, lift up to 50 lbs. Emotional and mental stability.
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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).
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: $100,957.00 to $300,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 446213300
Job Announcement Number: VHA-659-16-KLN-1764274-BU