Seeking BC Gastroenterologist for Excellent VA Staff Opportunity in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest – Seattle, WA
The VA Puget Sound Health Care System (PUGHCS) 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 the University of Washington & be involved with education & teaching of Gastroenterology fellows in our fellowship program plus medical students, medicine residents & other providers. Puget Sound Veterans Health Care System (PUGHCS) consists of two main divisions: American Lake in Tacoma & Seattle, Washington. In addition to our mail medical centers we offer services to our patients at six Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Bellevue, Federal Way, Mount Vernon, North Seattle, Port Angeles, Silverdale & South Sound. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in our, state-of-the-art VA facility in the city! VAPUGHCS is among the VA Medical Centers that has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the Western Washington area.
The Puget Sound VA HCS is seeking a BC/BE Gastroenterologist well trained in standard endoscopic procedures and strong teaching skills. Advanced training not required but helpful in any of the subspecialties of GI. The PSVAHCS is a major teaching and research arm of the University of Washington. Applicants with interest in research programs are encouraged to apply.
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
Seattle has quietly grown from a far-flung port city not registering on too many radar screens, to being nationally recognized as the largest metropolis of the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest and most affluent urban centres in the United States. Linked by road, rail, ship, and air to global distribution networks, the city has grown to take on international economic importance, a development that owes much to Seattle’s role as one of the world’s leading centres for the manufacture of high technology and for Internet-based commerce. Seattle is a bustling place that thrives with industrial, commercial, and cultural activity around the clock. Its waters teem with great oceangoing ships, its streets with automobiles, its rail lines with transcontinental freighters and passenger trains, and its skies with aircraft of every description. Although the city’s image is of a financial and commercial centre, its people place great value on the arts, literature, sports, and other cultural activities; it boasts large arenas, multistory bookshops, dozens of museums and galleries, and countless examples of public art. Despite Seattle’s enormous growth, it still maintains a high level of social and public services, excellent schools, and abundant parks and greenbelts, which have earned it the sobriquet “the Emerald City.” It is consistently rated one of North America’s most livable cities, and, despite the vagaries of a highly volatile information-technology economy, its fortunes seem to be ever on the rise.
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
Internal Number: MD/DO
About Puget Sound Health Care System (PUGHCS
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.