The quoted salary is based on working a full-time 40 schedule of 40 hours per week, for part-time employees the salary will be pro-rated based on hours actually worked The Physician-Gastroenterologist primarily performs clinical duties treating a diverse Veteran population within the Medical Service for the Amarillo Veterans Affairs Health Care System. This announcement will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks or at the request of management. The staff gastroenterologist has the following responsibilities: Examinations-Evaluates patients by examining thoroughly. Appropriate clinical, laboratory and other pertinent data is obtained to determine care the patient is provided. Diagnosis--lnterprets and evaluates clinical data for the purpose of determining diagnosis and clinical status. Therapeutic Ability--Prescribes appropriate and timely treatment; applies indicated therapeutic procedures; recognizes and assesses changes in behavior, symptoms, signs, and other pertinent facts about the patient and modifies plan of treatment when indicated. Recognizes own capabilities and limitations. Effectiveness in Emergencies--The incumbent is readily available; and quick in recognizing emergency situations, and taking timely necessary action. Patient Management--Develops and maintains rapport and gains the confidence of patients and relatives through competence and interpersonal skills to the end that patients and others are informed participants in the treatment effort. Consultations and Specialty Skills--Recognizes the need for consultation and utilizing facility or clinic specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment. Record keeping--Physical and other examinations and changes in patient's status are promptly and completely recorded. Unusual incidents are promptly reported to the appropriate official. Clear, accurate, and adequate clinical records are kept current and completed at time of discharge. The treatment plan is clearly stated. The physician is fully knowledgeable of and utilizes the Computerized Patient Record System. All progress notes, orders are to be completed and signed daily. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Knowledge in the digestive system, including any possible disease and the proper treatment for each one. Diagnosis a variety of conditions that can affect the digestive system and is able to recommend treatment. Ensure the safety of patients in performing procedures. Ability to effectively treat and provide medical advice to guarantee optimum outcomes. Peer review committee as needed. Coordinate the patient care by effective communication with PCP, Inpatient, ED and outside services. Other duties as assigned by Chief of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday; 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or as agreed upon with the possibility of extended hours/weekends and on-call duties. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is a Bargaining Unit Position.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.