The gastroenterologist will provide patient care for further growth and development of the Gastroenterology Section of the Medicine Service within the context of the emerging, competitive, health care environment. Privileges include outpatient GI clinics, procedures, inpatient consultation and treatment, and teaching. Active engagement in education of medical students and residents at all levels is required. Applicant's note: This announcement is being used to fill various positions at facilities throughout the VISN 8: VA Sunshine Network. You must choose which facilities you want to be considered for. You may select one or more facility; but you must select at least one when you apply. You will be considered for the facilities that you select when you apply. Facilities may have positions are various duty locations covered by its facility. Note that some facilities may not have current vacancies at the time of this announcement. However, applicants may be considered for future and any additional vacancies that become available in the next 90 days. Other duties and responsible may include but are not limited to the following: Both diagnosis and plan of care communicated to the gastroenterology patient both directly and documented in the CPRS progress notes Follow up on the pathology on all GI biopsies performed at this facility and communicating these results to the patient Admission, work up, diagnosis, and provision of non-surgical treatment including consultation for patients admitted or in need of care to treat general medical problems. Core privileges include interpretation of 12-lead EKGs and Rhythm Strips. Provide collaborative care for Liver and Pancreas transplant patients including timely submission of required transplant referral documentation Perform history/physical exam, assessment and care plan, and obtain consent for GI endoscopy procedures. Core privileges specific to the subspecialty of Gastroenterology; illness, injuries, and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related structures such as the esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, include: total colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), esophageal pH monitoring and esophageal manometry, abdominal paracentesis, and placement of NG tubes and Dobhoff tubes. Special Privileges include: ERCP with or without biliary stent placement, PEG, Percutaneous Liver Biopsy, Tumor Ablation/Laser Therapy, Use of Video Capsule Endoscopy EUS procedures Fluoroscopy: Operates or directs the operation of Fluoroscopic equipment for a medical procedure. Responsible to assist in ensuring that the Gastroenterology service meets national (JCAHO) accreditation standards. Will be actively involved in teaching residents and students, and will periodically direct Noon Conferences for their didactic training. Participate in the educational programs for Gastroenterology and physician personnel as well as the medical staff, that includes minimum once a year Medical Grand Rounds presentation. Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care. Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization. Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews. Attend Medicine Service monthly staff meetings and Medical/Dental quarterly staff meetings. Complete medical records and encounters within 48 hours (at least) in accordance with Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff. Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments. Access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive data which must be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 and other applicable laws, federal regulations, VA statutes and policy, and VHA policy. The Physicians will be responsible for protecting the data from unauthorized release or from loss and or alteration, or unauthorized deletion. Miscellaneous activities of the Medical Service including committee assignments, QA activities, and other special projects that help fulfill and/or enhance the mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs as assigned by the Chief, Gastroenterology Section, Medicine Service or West Palm Beach VAMC Executive Leadership. Participate in, and attend, CME activities and VA continuing educational activities. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Physician (Gastroenterologist) Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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