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Physician-Gastroenterologist

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Augusta
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Job Description:

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (Hours may vary depending on needs of the service)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be reviewed every two weeks with the first cut off February 28, 2020.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentives are not authorized.

PCS Expenses are not authorized.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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Performs endoscopic procedures and cares for patients in the outpatient clinic.
  • Procedural duties will include performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy procedures, PEG placement, esophageal dilation.
  • 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 coding guidelines.
  • 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 per rotation schedule, including holidays and weekends.


    Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

    Basic Requirements:


    • 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 certification.
    • 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 eligible

      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: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (6 hours); Pushing (6-10 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use fingers; Both hands required; Walking (6-10 hours); Standing (6-10 hours); Kneeling (1 hour); Repeated bending (4 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Hearing (aid permitted)

Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Augusta , Physician-Gastroenterologist, Healthcare , Augusta, Georgia

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