In addition to observances of Federal, National and local regulatory, policy, and accreditation requirements governing this Health Care System, this position encompasses the following examples of responsibilities overseen by their Section Chief.
Administrative Duties: Leadership, Human Resources, Staff management, Time/Leave management, Business planning,and Clinical management.
Clinical Duties: Patient care, Medical/Clinical knowledge, Clinical judgment, Interpersonal and communication skills, Professionalism, and system based practice.
Education: The Section Chief functions as a liaison to Associate Chief of Staff for Education and the respective Program Director for UME/GME issues. He/she ensures orientation to service rotation for program trainees(residents, students), if any.
Research and Development Duties (If applicable): The Section Chief functions as a liaison to Assistant Chief of Staff for research for research issues concerning their section.
On Call requirements: Coverage includes the VA Hospital and UTHSCSA Hospital. Approximately one week each twelve weeks.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place 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.
Physicians must have completed 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.
Board Certified in Gastroenterology by ABIM
Experience teaching in a GI residency or Fellowship program
Active patient care duties in GI clinic andEndoscopic procedures (EGD, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, reading of capsule endoscopy, manometric and impedance reading, ERCP and EUS not required) within the last 2 years.
Experience 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.
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:Apre-placement physical examination will be completed prior to appointment to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates.Physical requirements include, but not limited to:Moderatelifting (15-44 pounds),reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (6 hour), standing (6 hours), repeated bending (2-4 hours), abilityfor rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously,near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4,far vision20/30, bot eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors,mental/emotional stability,ability to perform privileges, independently performs physical exams as appropriate to position, and cognitive stability.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850-Application for Physician, Dentist, Podiatrist, Optometrist and Chiropractor ) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript Click on the link below to download the VHA 10-2850.
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1911687.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
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