Physician, Gastroenterologist
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Wilmington, NC

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 793278

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Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .

The charming city of Wilmington NC, also known as the Port City, is located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Wilmington, NC has many attractions such as the Battleship North Carolina, Airlie Gardens and Screen Gem Studios, one of the largest motion picture and television studios outside of Hollywood. It is a popular destination because of its moderate, four-season climate, historic preservation district, annual events such as Wilmington Riverfest and the Azalea Festival and numerous championship golf courses. In addition, the nearby Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure Beaches are a mecca for boaters, surfers, sunbathers, beachcombers and seafood lovers and round out the wide variety of attractions in the Wilmington, NC area. The city is home to more than 99,000 residents and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Wilmington, the county seat of New Hanover County, was incorporated in 1739 and was originally situated on seven hills located on the east side of the Cape Fear River. It was named in honor of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was a patron of North Carolina's Governor at the time. To this day, visitors are reminded of its rich history by the grand old homes and tree-lined boulevards making Wilmington one of the most beautiful small cities in the south.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be considered)

Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

English Language Proficiency required.

DUTIES:
The VAMC, Fayetteville is looking for multiple full-time Physicians, Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, to serve as a Gastroenterologist to provide care to veterans at the Wilmington Health Care Center. Incumbents perform the primary clinical duties of a Physician (Gastroenterologist) in a medical center. Primary duties include admission, work-up, diagnosis, and provision of treatment including consultation for patients presented with illnesses, injuries, and disorders of the stomach, intestines, and related structures such as the esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Core privileges will include: Diagnostic EGD, Total Colonoscopy, Snare Polypectomy, Nonvariceal Hemostasis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophageal through the scope Balloon Dilation, PEG, & Paracentesis. Other duties may include occasional general medical consultation, and participation in routine quality assurance work which may impact Medical Service. Incumbent is responsible for providing the most effective delivery of patient care services throughout the Medical Center.

VAMC Fayetteville promotes a collaborative atmosphere where physicians work with a dedicated team of health care professionals. As one of the largest health care systems in the nation. VA offers physicians a broad range of practice options, including general medicine, primary care and other specialties and subspecialties.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, dated April 15, 2002. This standard is available for review or you may access this standard through the internet at the following address: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ or http://vaww.appc1.va.gov/ohrm .

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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

Licensure and Registration. 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 . The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.

You will be required to make occasional travel.

Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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