Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Gastroenterologist in Iowa City, Iowa
Summary Gastroenterology physician will provide consultation services and follow up of Gastroenterology patients at the Iowa City VA Health Care System, in Iowa City, Iowa -- 6/8ths at the Iowa City VA Medical Center and 2/8ths at the University of Iowa. Responsibilities Specific duties include proficiency in endoscopic procedures, outpatient clinics, staffing inpatient consultative services, and administrative functions including triaging of patient care. The incumbent will be able to successfully manage complex inflammatory bowel disease patient population, as well as create and interpret capsule endoscopy and high resolution esophageal manometry studies to expand the services offered at the facility. The position includes shared call responsibilities which is combined with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, working with fellows, residents and medical students, and a faculty position in the University Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology. Work Schedule: VARIED DAYS/NIGHTS WEEKENDS HOLIDAYS ON-CALL Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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: Board certified in Gastroenterology. Extensive experience in endoscopic procedures, outpatient/inpatient consultative services, and administrative functions including triaging of patient care. Experience in complex inflammatory bowel disease patient population, as well as create and interpret capsule endoscopy and high resolution esophageal manometry studies to expand the services offered at the facility. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Education 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. Additional Information This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA 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. Veterans 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. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.