Job Title:Gastroenterologist (Physician)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:528D-14BK-168
/ Per Year|
|Monday, April 7, 2014 to
Monday, April 6, 2015|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|Few vacancies in the following location:|
Albany, NY View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
|Public Trust - Background Investigation|
About the Agency
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.
This vacancy is for Gastroenterologist (Physician) positions at the Albany Stratton VAMC. This vacancy will be used to fill a few full-time permanent appointments. Functional Statement for the position is Albany VAMC Gastroenterologist Physician # F9041.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is an employer of choice as a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.va.gov.NOTE: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
A recruitment incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate.
Position may be filled prior to the closing date. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for this vacancy. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks. If filled prior to the closing date, recruitment will be terminated.
- Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
- Must pass pre-employment and background investigation
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
DUTIES:Back to top
The Gastroenterologist will:
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy, including, stent placement, PEGs, and dilation.
- Teach and supervise undergraduates and graduates including fellows and residents
- Responsible for management of diagnostic, preventative and/or therapeutic gastroenterological and endoscopic services
- Perform indicated services for gastroenterological and endoscopic conditions in both the operating room and clinical settings.
- Maintain good diagnostic, judgmental and therapeutic acumen at all times
- Management of a subsection of Gastroenterology patients, with the subsection being defined either by a disease status or demographic status.
- Exercises corporate citizenship by serving as a leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.
- Document timely notes and encounter forms in all areas in accordance with facility policy.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
- U.S. citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may 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.
- 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.
- Must be proficient in spoken and written English
- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
- Skill in performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy, including stent placement, PEGs, and dilation. Proficiency with EUS and ERCP is preferred.
- Maintain current BLS and ACLS certification
- Maintain privileges at all times at the Albany VA Medical Center
- Excellent communication skills
- Functions with patience and energy in a bureaucratic environment
- Interest and demonstrated skill in teaching (fellows, residents, medical students, allied health professionals)
- Interest and willingness to commit time to collaborative clinical research
- Enjoys working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Able and willing to participate in program development and process improvement
- Willing to make competitive and non-competitive grant applications
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, Physician Qualification Standard.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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: The Gastroenterologist should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position including examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan and educate residents. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 4 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.