Physician - Gastroenterologist
Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: December 4, 2019
The Columbia VA Health Care System provides care to approximately
82,000 veterans in the midlands and upstate SC. CBOCs are located
in Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Florence, Orangeburg, Sumter,
and Rock Hill, and provide primary care, mental health, and
telemedicine services. Dorn VAMC is affiliated with the University
of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine and provides teaching
services for students and residents.
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. For
further information, visit:
Columbia, South Carolina, is a wonderful place to live and work. A
small-town atmosphere within a metropolitan city, Columbia is known
for its museums, restaurants, and the University of South Carolina.
Columbia offers four-season outdoor activity with several
championship golf courses in the area and is a short drive from the
mountains and the beach. Columbia is located near a 50,000 acre
lake with boating and recreational opportunities and is also in
close proximity to the premier Atlantic Ocean beaches and
We are recruiting for an outstanding gastroenterologist to an
excellent academic Gastroenterology Section with an affiliation
with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department
of Medicine. Come join a thriving practice of eight
gastroenterologists. Duties include inpatient consult services,
gastroenterological procedures, and outpatient gastroenterology and
The WJB Dorn VA Medical Center is an academic facility, and this
position involves substantial formal and informal resident and
medical student education in both the inpatient and outpatient
arenas. In addition, newly renovated research space is available on
the Dorn campus. Faculty rank at the University of South Carolina
School of Medicine is commensurate with qualifications.
- Performs endoscopic procedures and cares for patients in the
- Procedural dutieswill include performing diagnostic and
therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy procedures, PEG placement,
- Performing examination, endoscopy consultation, and developing
treatment and follow-up plans.
- Responsible for completing patient encounters, Inpatient
consults, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with
- Clinical duties will include diagnosing, treating and managing
patients referred for management of GI disorders including liver
disease, Hepatitis C, and liver transplants based on standard and
customary methods and techniques in the outpatient setting.
- Serves on call during holidays and weekends.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with nights,
weekends, and call as needed. Subject to change based on the needs
of the facility.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Approved
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program
(EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
(up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is
determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If
selected for this position, please contact Sheri Hanna at
803-776-4000 x 6735 or Tamika Henderson at 803-776-4000 x 4346 for
Applications received by February 21, 2019 will receive first
consideration. If a selection is not made, applicants will be
reviewed as received.To qualify for this position, applicants must
meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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. 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Completion of ACGME accredited fellowship in
Gastroenterology and background in clinical research and clinical
education. Prefer the incumbent is board certified or board
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.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight
pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use
of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7
hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs
required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4;
far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the
other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid
permitted); mental and emotional stability required.
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