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. Shreveport offers you the 'lagniappe', which means a little something extra! Shreveport-Bossier City is situated on the Red River in northwest Louisiana. Commonly known as the 'Ark-La-Tex', the point where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. The Shreveport-Bossier City area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses, beautiful housing areas, churches, and great schools. With a population of nearly 400,000 in the city's metropolitan region, the area promises much to do while maintaining a reasonable cost of living and an excellent, temperate climate. You'll enjoy a unique combination of two great American heritages: a little Cajun, and since we're less than 15 minutes from the Texas border, a little Lone Star, too. Shreveport-Bossier boasts elegant Southern charm and a relaxed attitude that suggests you kick your boots off and stay a while to enjoy year-round festivals, Vegas-style gaming, great local dining experiences, live music and family attractions. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized for highly-qualified selectee. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized. Contact Robert A. Knudsen, Robert.Knudsen@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases. Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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. Major Duties/Responsibilities: - The Section Chief Gastroenterologist (GI) will be expected to be proficient in all basic gastroenterology endoscopy procedures, including esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. Other duties include seeing patients in the gastroenterology and hepatology clinics, and consultation for inpatients and the Emergency Department, as requested. - The position includes clinical, administrative, and research duties. The approximate time assigned in each of area are listed below. This may change over time depending on the needs of the Service and the Medical Center. The time allotment is consistent with information contained in the physician mapping tool that is used to follow physician duties and productivity: Clinical 70%; Administrative 10%;Research 20%. - The physician will work in a team setting with other physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, registered nurses, and support staff assigned to perform duties to accomplish the treatment of patients. - Possess basic endoscopic skills and have a background and interest in clinical/research participation. Intrahepatic biliary epithelial (IBE), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) skills are highly desired. - Perform diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy, including, stent placement, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEGs), and dilation. - Work closely with all health care professionals throughout the medical center and provide consultation to other services. - Supervise, mentor and teach graduates, including GI fellows and residents. - Perform chart reviews and coordinate with other providers regarding patient care issues. - Responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records - Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), such as: history and physical exams, daily progress notes for inpatients, encounters for outpatients, consult notes, discharge summaries and instructions, transfer summaries, and enter both new and renewal prescriptions, in a timely fashion in all areas in accordance with facility policy. - Responsible for management of diagnostic, preventative and/or therapeutic gastroenterological and endoscopic services. - Maintain good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen at all times. - Participate in quality assurance programs. - Comply with all quality performance measures and improvement programs contracts under the cognizance of the Gastroenterology Section of Medicine Service. - Participate in committees and task forces. - Additional duties, as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. On-call responsibility as required.
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