The position of Gastroenterologist is located in the Medical Service at the VAMC in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Staff Gastroenterologists are responsible for the evaluation of all new inpatient and outpatient GI consults. They will be expected to perform endoscopic procedures in the endoscopic suite and/or operating rooms with additional procedures consistent with scope of practice. Additionally staff Gastroenterologists are expected to be proficient in the following areas:
Colonoscopy with biopsy
Endoscopic control of bleeding
EGD with biopsy
PEG tube placement
Performs other patient care related duties, as necessary
In addition to clinical duties, staff GIs are expected to be actively engaged in the supervision of students/ residents and physician assistants assigned to their section.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm with rotating weekend, holidayand night call. Shares on call duties with other GI providers.
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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 in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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. Physical Requirements:?, The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing, walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.
5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service (if applicable). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). (if applicable).
6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (if applicable).
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1993584.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.