- Human Resources
- Medical License
- Leadership Experience
- Pharmacy Residency
- Data Collection
- Health Insurance
- Loan Repayment Program
Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
The Gastroenterology Section is a part of the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, a level 1A facility with consults and referrals from VISN Medical Centers and outpatient clinics. The current position entails possible academic appointment at Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.
GI section performs invasive, non-invasive and interventional GI procedures, staffs high-volume GI outpatient clinic including hepatology section and supports inpatient GI consults.
Monitors and observes GI provider activities such as encounter completion, progress note completion, consult utilization patterns, eRouter completion, clinical reminder completion, procedure performance and complications, etc.
Ensures accurate documentation and coding of service rendered by the providers.
Assigns collaborating physicians and monitors mid-level providers as needed.
Participates in activation of new clinical initiatives related to GI.
Ensures appropriate assignment/schedules of provider clinic hours to meet the needs of the patients. Coordinates coverage for leave as required.
Participates in committee attendance and accepts committee work as needed.
Serves as a mentor to advance the careers of more Junior Staff.
Works collaboratively with partners in research on studies and projects involving staff or patients. Supports providers who are actively pursuing research activities.
Maintains clinical and educational activities within GI section at Hines to stay grounded and relevant in the role as Section Chief.
Maintains patient records and files. Follows HIPAA guidelines regarding patient information.
Ensures timely completion of daily clinic notes with accurate documentation and coding of service rendered.
Follows established safety practices and reports to Associate Chief as promptly as possible any unsafe conditions, unsafe practices or any occupational illness or injury sustained. Adheres to all safety and health standards, regulations and work practices. Uses proper protective equipment as required.
Participates in quality assurance (QA) activities to include and provide data collection, data analysis and trends, and reports on changes based on data collection.
Oversees Hepatology Section.
Actively participates in clinical activities for the section.
Other duties as assigned.
A recruitment/relocation incentive is NOT authorized for this position.
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements 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. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information.
Work Schedule: Day Shift, 40 Hour per week
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Job family (Series)
0602 Medical Officer
Conditions of Employment
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
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.
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.
Preferred Experience: Minimum 5 years GI clinical experience; professor or associate professor academic appointment; previous leadership experience.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds), walking (4 hours), standing (2+ hours), able to read computer screen, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted), ability to work at a computer for long hours.
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.
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period.
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.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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.
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.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):
VA Form 10-2850
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.
DD-214/ Statement of Service
Disability Letter (Schedule A)
Disability Letter (VA)
VA Form 10-2850
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.