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Physician (Gastroenterologist)

Company: US Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

The duties are not limited to but consist of the following:

  • Admission consultation and therapy prescriptions
  • Preoperative, operative, and postoperative assessment to correct or treat various conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the alimentary tract; abdomen and it's contents; skin, and soft tissue; head and neck to include indirect laryngoscopy
  • Placement of tubes in esophagus, stomach, duodenum and small intestine including Blakemore and internal biopsy, fiberoptic esophagogastroduodenoscopy including biopsy, dilation, sclerotherapy of varices, use of heat prove and cautery to treat lesions in the GI tract
  • Placement of percutaneous gastric feeding tube (PEG) including placement of jejunal tube
  • diagnostic esophagoscopy with foreign body removal, interpret pH probe results, counsel patients pre/post pH probe
  • rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy including the taking of biopsies, flexible fiberoptic colonoscopy including biopsy and polyp resection, and banding or incision thrombosed hemorrhoids. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some call duties. Recruitment or Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. 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: Board certified in Gastroenterology 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: The work is usually sedentary, but it requires periods of walking, standing, bending, or climbing and employee may carry light items such as books, instruments, lap tops and other similar materials. The candidate selected may need to successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.None To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
      • Resume VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: The 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.
        • Cover Letter
        • DD-214
        • Other
        • Other Veterans Document
        • Resume
        • SF-50
        • Transcript

          Keywords: US Department of Veteran Affairs, Springfield, Physician (Gastroenterologist), Healthcare, Springfield, Illinois

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