???????EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office Recruitment/Relocation incentives may be authorized for highly qualified applicants. SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES (INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) The staff Gastroenterologist works within her or his privileges at all times. Must be qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with gastrointestinal diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques. The Gastroenterologist is expected to maintain current knowledge and skills. She or he must be able to deliver interventions throughout the full spectrum of gastroenterology care, i.e. she or he is expected to maintain good diagnostic and therapeutic acumen. Primary duties are to perform full general gastroenterology examinations on established or newly consulted patients, including electronic consultations (eConsults) in the Gastroenterology clinics, inpatient wards or Emergency Department for signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal dysfunction. The Gastroenterologist will ensure communication with the hospitalists regarding inpatients and/or potential admissions. The staff Gastroenterologist will perform gastroenterology procedures including: EGD (gastroscopy) Paracentesis EGD with Peg Esophageal manometry ERCP Liver biopsy Colonoscopy 24 hr. pH monitor Oversees the administration of conscious sedation. Provides oversight to Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. Ensures communication with the incoming evening Medical Officer of the Day regarding patient care issues. Responsibilities will include completing medical records in accordance with Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, including (but not limited to): history and physical exams within 24 hours of admission progress notes daily for inpatients and for each encounter on outpatients consult notes within 24 hours of evaluating patient discharge summaries within 10 days of hospital discharge new or renewal of prescriptions, transfer summaries and/or discharge instructions Participation in quality assurance programs and chart reviews; demonstrates knowledge of and promotes performance improvement in meeting organizational goals. Conducts point of care audits and peer reviews when requested by Chief of Medicine. Exercises corporate citizenship by serving as a leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested and attending Medical Service Staff meetings and meetings of the Medical/Dental staff. Teaches effectively and creatively and provides guidance to others involved in the delivery of the educational program. Maintains Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification and completes all mandatory training by due date
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