The Gastroenterologistis assigned as a staff physician within the Gastroenterology Section of Medical Service at theVA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), Fresno, CA.The physicianwill provide services such as outpatient examinations, consultation services related to GI, management of patients with Hepatitis C with the current treatment regimen, and admission status to the facility. The physician is responsible to oversee the administration of conscious sedation andperforms GI procedures such as EGD (gastroscopy), EGD with Peg, ERCP, colonoscopies, paracentesis, and 24-hour pH monitoring. He/sheparticipates in research and education/training activities.
Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Provide services such as outpatient examinations, consultation services related to GI, management of patients with Hepatitus C with the current treatment regimen, and admission status to the facility;
- Work closely with all health care professionals throughout the VACCHCS, and provide consultation to other services;
- Supervise and teach GI fellows and residents;
- Perform chart reviews and coordinate with Hospitalists regarding patient care issues;
- Responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records (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;
- Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews;
- Comply with all quality performance measures and improvement programs;
- Perform up to the VACCHCS performance standards including clinical and technical skills, as well as VACCHCS performance improvement monitoring activities (e.g. Ongoing Professional Evaluations (OPPE), Focused Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE), etc.);
- Share on-call responsibilities with all other staff Gastroenterologists;
- Participate in committees and task forces; and
- Participate in providing Quality Assurance oversight of contracts under the cognizance of the Gastroenterology Section of Medicine Service. This includes locum tenens physicians and VA patients sent to locally contracted community facilities;
Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; occasional on-call, nights, weekends and holidays.Basic Requirements:
- 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 for the year in which it was completed.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Additional Requirements: This position is involved in academic training and requires that the physician meet requirements for an academic appointment with the University of California San Francisco, Fresno Medical Education Program. (i.e. Must be board eligible/certified)
Preferred Experience: Board eligible/certified in Gastroenterology, possess basic endoscopic skills, and possess a background or interest in clinical/research participation.
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. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs); straight pulling (1 hour); pushing (1 hour); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (5 hours); standing (4 hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs required; ability to perform rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); emotional/mental stability. VA 10-2850, "Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists and Chiropractors" (Revision June 2006 http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850-fill.pdfOccupational Questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire (if applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you must complete the 1203FX.)
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.
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 1788740.
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.