This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Board Certification/ Eligible in the specialty/sub-specialty indicated in the announcement. Preferred Experience: 2-3 years' experience as an Advanced Endoscopist with experience in performing ERCP and EUS (e.g. rendezvous EUS-ERCP, endoscopic papillectomy, endoscopic necrosectomy) as well as other advanced therapeutic procedures. Experience in performing third space endoscopic procedures such as POEM, endoscopic suturing, pneumatic dilations, radiofrequency ablation. Clinical research experience and interest preferred. Experience as a local site investigator in multi-centered trials in Advanced Endoscopy. Experience teaching on an academic facility. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: In Accordance With VA Directive and Handbook 5019 ["The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System provides care to eligible Veterans via 3 medical centers and 2 community-based outpatient clinics. The Margaret Cochran VA Campus is a high complexity facility located in Manhattan with a major educational affiliation with the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The Brooklyn Campus provides acute inpatient medical and surgical services with a major affiliation with SUNY-Health Science Center - Brooklyn. The St. Alban's campus houses a community living center as well as outpatient services. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. To participate in the program, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA Policy 1021 and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Learn more. EDRP Authorized: Contact VISN2EDRPCoordinators@va.gov the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Paid Time Off: Part-time providers annual leave is 1 hour per each 10 in a pay status if you have less than 3 years of service. We have 26 pay periods in a year. Retirement Health Benefits Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Description/Summary of Position: The Department of Gastroenterology at the Margaret Cochran Corbin Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Manhattan VA) is seeking a part time board eligible/board certified advanced endoscopist. Responsibilities include providing consultative and endoscopic services in the inpatient and outpatient setting and teaching fellows in an academic environment. The candidate will be eligible for an academic appointment at the NYU Langone Medical School. The primary duties of the Gastroenterologist-Advanced Endoscopist include, but are not limited to: Performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. Performing advanced ERCP and EUS (rendezvous EUS-ERCP) as well as other advanced therapeutic procedures. This position is for a candidate who has completed a fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy or is proficient in advanced therapeutic procedures. Growing referrals from other VA hospitals for advanced endoscopic procedures. Providing comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of General Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Coordinating activities of other health service personnel, resolving problems affecting patient care and providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members. Providing comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of General Gastroenterology. In addition to patient care, the physician may have responsibilities in other areas such as education and research. Work Schedule: Part-time- 24 hours per week"]
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.