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Physician -Gastroenterologist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

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Provide comprehensive patient care in the form of invasive, non-invasive, consultative, and inpatient and outpatient Gastroenterologist patient care. Duties include but are not limited to the following:Provide services such as outpatient examinations, consultation services related to GI and, management of patients with Hepatitis C with current treatment regimens.

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Provides direct expert patient care to a wide range of Gastroenterology patients, and conditions including emergent, urgent, and non-urgent complaints.

Evaluate, examine,diagnose, and treat Gastroenterology and internal medical disorders for patients in the clinic or admitted to the hospital.

Identify symptoms of presenting patients that may be subtle or present with overlapping symptoms due to more complex diagnoses.

Consultative input to outpatient and inpatient care, including Hepatitis C therapies.

Facilitate patient access to continuing medical care by appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers.

Work closely with all health care professionals and provide consultation to other services.

Maintain health and clinical records in accordance with current regulations and standards.

Diagnose, treat, and manage patients with gastrointestinal diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and technique.

Direct the care of Gastroenterology patients to include the oversight of medical extenders, and other paraprofessional and administrative personnel when necessary.

Apply proficiency in Gastroenterology procedures.

Act as a member of the teaching staff for internal medicine and Gastroenterology

Provide routine, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic and non-endoscopic test/procedures in the management of patients with gastroenterological and hepatic conditions.

Provide direct patient care as well as resident supervision and clinical instruction in outpatient clinic and inpatient settings

Perform chart reviews and coordinate with Hospitalist 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

Make recommendations on improvement of work methods, organizational features, and the restructuring of positions to support the Gastroenterology services and quality patient care.

Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews

Comply with all quality performance measures and improvement programs

Attend team meetings and Medical Service meetings

Maintain professional competency, courtesy and flexibility or provide the necessary services.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm with rotating call

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

  • Designated and/or random drug testing required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may ne required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to a background/security investigation

  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English


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:According to the American Board of Internal Medicine, clinical competence is measured in 6 domains. ABIM requires documentation that candidates for certification in internal medicine are competent in: (1) patient care and procedural skills, (2) medical knowledge, (3) practice-based learning and improvement, (4) interpersonal and communication skills, (5) professionalism and (6) systems-based practice. ( accessed on 22 December 2016)

Candidate should have formal training in and a successful practice in advanced endoscopy, including therapeutic Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) and Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS).

Board Certification in Gastroenterology and ERCP is highly desired, if you have this certification please mention it in your CV.

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is desired. If selected for this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to patients in this position.

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:
light lifting and carrying; reaching above the shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking; correctable vision and hearing; mental and emotional stability.

Applicants and individuals appointed on or after November 30, 1999, who have been licensed, registered, or certified (as applicable to such position) in more than one State and who had such license, registration, or certification revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care by any of those States, or voluntarily relinquished a license, registration or certification in any of those States after being notified in writing by that State of potential termination for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment, unless the revoked or surrendered license, registration, or certification is restored to a full and unrestricted status.


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: 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:

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Physician -Gastroenterologist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs