The Charleston Veterans Affairs Medical Center located in the heart of downtown the peninsula near the scenic & historic battery in partnership with our academic affiliate, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), seeks a full-time Chief and a staff Gastroenterologist.
Chief Gastroenterologist – Opportunity to lead over a large G.I. growing 1A VA Medical Center department. You can build on the existing significant strengths and commitment to service excellence, high quality Veteran care, education, and scholarly endeavors in an environment that underscores a respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The position includes, promoting and conducting high-quality patient-centric clinical care, mentoring trainees, developing an outstanding educational experience for learners of all levels, enrolling to clinical trials, and conducting scholarly research and quality improvement.
Goal -to perform 40 G.I. procedures labs per day; upper and lower procedures. NO ERCP and EUS. Chief would lead 3 full time and 3 part-time physicians (just do procedures); and managing and leading fellows (possibility of academic affiliate; 4 NP and PA’s; 4 procedure rooms that run Monday -Friday.
Preferred Candidate: Take care of under the spectrum of GI; Have an extensive background of endoscopy experience would be ideal. Leadership experience; helped build a department or served in private practice management.
Staff Gastroenterologist – “Bread & Butter” – upper lower endoscopy; min. 5/8ths or greater. Full time Monday- Friday Endoscopist (needs no research history) No Mgmt involvement. Have the pleasure of practicing pure medicine.
Both of our appropriate candidates will have experience and training supporting requirements for an MUSC academic appointment at an early career or higher level.
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Freedom to practice medicine and focus on the patient w/o the distractions of running a business
VA Doctors do not have the “Overhead” of running an individual or group practice
VA Standard visit length is 30-minutes, compared to 20-min. visits outside
Your licensure valid in all 50 states.
49 days of annual paid time off: 26 days paid vaca;13 days paid sick leave; 10 paid federal holidays
Predictable work schedules and a focus on quality rather than volume. Plus, Much More!
About facility and the VA
Located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a tertiary care teaching hospital providing the highest-level quality complex care from cardiology to neurology to primary and mental health care for 75,000 Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coast.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA achieved a 5-Star rating according to VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model. The SAIL rating ranks the Charleston VA in the top 10 percent of VA medical centers nationwide for quality of care and efficiency.
The 152-bed Level 1A hospital includes six community-based outpatient clinics, a 20-bed nursing home, women’s health, and the full range of inpatient and outpatient care, including medical and surgical intensive care. The VAMC provides more than 934,000 outpatient visits and approximately 4,500 in-patient stays annually. With more than 2,700 employees, Charleston VA has an annual budget of $525 million, research funding of more than $28.8 million, and more than 95 principle investigators participating in approximately 280 research studies.
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Learn more at: About The VA
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.
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