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Physician (Director of Gastroenterology

US Department of Veterans Affairs

This is a Full-time position in Seattle, WA posted February 23, 2021.

n n nnAn official website of the United States governmentnn n Physician (Director of Gastroenterology) n nnEducation and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay)nn nn YesYou may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

nn nnThe incumbent is responsible for the daily administrative and clinical operations of the Gastroenterology Section and reports directly to the Hospital and Specialty Medicine Service Line Director.

S/he may also work in one or all of the following units: Endoscopy Suite, Inpatient wards and Subspecialty Clinic area.

In addition, the incumbent may be required to perform General Medicine and/or Subspecialty attending duties on the inpatient wards.nn nn Duties include but not limited to:nn Admits, evaluates, diagnosis, provide treatment or consultative services to patients presenting with gastrointestinal or liver disease, as defined by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology, Performs specialty procedures as delineated in their clinical privileges upon providing competency and receiving approval.

Takes part in continuing medical education (as defined by licensure), and quality assurance activities.

Uses the highest degree of good judgment, ethical behavior and professional demeanor is required at all times in the incumbent’s contacts with patients, his peers and all other employees.

The incumbent must prove successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association approved postgraduate residence in Medicine or equivalent.n nThe incumbent must be Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Board Certified (or Board Eligible if within one year of completion of Fellowship) in their specialty.n nThe incumbent is engaged in direct patient contact or performs tasks defined by statute or recognized custom of medical practice within the bounds of state law as defined by the board of professional licensure.n n Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.n Telework Eligible: Remote eligiblen Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredn Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: Yes n PCS: Non EDRP:Yesn nThis position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program.

To participate in the program in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with the VHA Policy and submit your application within four months of appointment.

The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office.n nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus (up to an additional 7.5% of their salary (not to exceed $15k), regular salary increases.nPaid Time Off: Annual leave at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period; Sick leave at the rate of four (4) hours per biweekly pay period; 10 paid Federal holidays per year.nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years’ vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA.nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement).nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory.nCME: Possible $1,000 per year stipend + possible 1 week paid authorized absence to attend.nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided.nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting.nTake a look at VA’s Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician’s Brochure n nPLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc.

are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

nTravel Requiredn nnOccasional travel
– You may be expected to travel for this position.nn U.S.

Citizenship; 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 be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Must pass pre-employment physical examination n Qualificationsn nn 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.n n 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.

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.n n Physical Requirements: n nModerate lifting (15-44 lbs), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, ability to distinguish shades of color, hearing (aid permitted), emotional and mental stability.n nn nnVA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure .n nAnnual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.n nThis job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.n nIt is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.n nThis position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.n nVA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.n nVeterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.n nIf you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .nn nnYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.nn nn IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.

WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified.

Please follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

n n NOTE: A formal pay-setting process will be used to determine your salary.

The salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.n nExperience 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.

nn nBackground checks and security clearancen nn To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V.

as resume document type):n n nn Resume n nThe following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position.

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s, etc.n Cover Letter DD-214/ Statement of Service Disability Letter (VA) License OF-306 VA Application 10-2850 Other (2) Other (3) PCS Orders Performance Appraisal Resume Separation Notice (RIF) SF-15 SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action Transcript n If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: n nn Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qual