Seeking BC Gastroenterologist for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in Beautiful Fresno, CA
The VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, CA is actively recruiting to fill Board Certified Staff Gastroenterologist (BE considered) to help care for our Veterans – American’s Heroes. Selected candidate will be considered for a faculty appointment at UCSF, Fresno, & be involved with education & teaching of Gastroenterology fellow in our fellowship program plus medical residents, students, & other providers. VA Central California Health Care System (VACCHCS), located in Fresno, California, is part of VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN21), which includes facilities in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. VACCHCS is a 112-bed facility, including a Community Living Center (CLC) is located on campus and provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation care.
VACCHCS has 40,000 Veterans currently enrolled for health care eligibility and serves more than 28,000 Veterans in six counties in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The six counties include Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced and Mariposa.
Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, (May be required to work evenings or weekends as a 24/7 Full-Time Physician).
Must be U.S. Citizen – Non-US Citizens may be considered
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in the U.S.
Board Certification in Gastroenterology preferred, but Board Eligibility may also be considered
Fresno unfolds in the center of California across the fertile San Joaquin Valley, cut through by busy Highway 99. Though surrounded by sprawling farms and expansive orchards, Fresno itself is a very developed urban center, home to a diverse population of roughly 430,000. While the city itself isn't a prime tourist destination it has acquired a reputation as both the main cultural hub between San Francisco and L.A. and a gateway destination for activity in three nearby national parks.
In addition to a pleasant clutch of museums - including the region's only modern art museum - Fresno boasts an assortment of Art Deco buildings and other historic structures which lend the Tower District and main downtown area a bit of character. Farmers Markets and fresh produce are easily come by in these parts, and there's a very respectable list of local wineries happy to indulge oenophiles between sight-seeing forays around the city center.
While Fresno is frequently used as a springboard on to the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range to the east, there's a handful of lakes closer at hand good for boating or fishing during summer months as well as a popular multi-purpose trail frequented by bikers and walkers. Worth a detour is Forestiere Underground Gardens, an intriguing historical landmark that offers a cool alternative to traditional landscaping, but for flora in a truly natural environment it's the mountains that should be your ultimate destination.
Flanking the peaks to the northeast is Sierra National Forest, which covers some 1.3 million acres of rugged mountain terrain, nearly half of it designated wilderness. Hiking, camping, and mountain biking are popular activities, and nearby bodies of water like Huntington Lake attract sailors, canoers and anglers. Yosemite National Park is at the upper edge of the national forest while Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks take in serious acreage accessible via a route that runs to the southeast. Time it right and you can catch one of Fresno's popular annual events when you return like the Clovis Rodeo and the Conours D'Elegance car show. A range of lodging and dining options in town provide full services to visitors.
Fresno is located along Highway 99 in central California, about 190 miles southeast of San Francisco and 220 miles north of Los Angeles.
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range will be competitive for the academic rank and include a full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further
Please forward copy of your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant @ Henry.Laguatan@va.gov or call (206) 459-7927.
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About VA Central California Health Care System
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.