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. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): No. Appraised Value Offer (AVO): No. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact Jennifer Isbell-Gross, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) is seeking a full-time Board Certified Gastroenterologist to join our group of dedicated professionals. The Gastroenterologist will provide attending responsibilities for the Gastroenterology Clinic in Specialty Care and will provide consultation support throughout the hospital. Duties include but are not limited to: Endoscopic duties include preoperative, operative, and postoperative care and assessment. Procedures will include upper and lower endoscopy performed with conscious sedation administered by specially trained RN under the supervision of the Gastroenterologist. Experience and competency are required for the following: Biopsy Polypectomy Hemostasis via cautery/injection/clipping/heaterprobe/APC Foreign body removal PEG tube placement Balloon dilatation Tattoo marking of lesions Variceal Ligation Gastroenterologist will counsel patient and direct the plan for follow-up care, provide consultation as well as ongoing care and follow-up for gastrointestinal conditions. Portions of the time spent between endoscopy and gastrointestinal clinic is expected to be 50% but will be determined by facility need. Participation in QI/QA projects and monitoring is required. Mentoring and training future GI nurse practitioners is required. There is an Internal Medicine Residency Program and preceptorship for the Gastroenterology rotation for both students and Residents is expected. Adjunct faculty appointment at UAMS is available; Gastroenterology lectures are provided by the VHSO Gastroenterology Staff. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call coverage is weekly (Monday to Monday) with every other weekend.
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.