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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Gastroenterologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota


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. Learn more


The Gastroenterology Section of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System (MVAHCS) is seeking an enthusiastic physician scientist that is board certified or board eligible in Gastroenterology. The successful candidate will have full salary support and substantial protected time for research activities. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to join our internationally recognized Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CCDOR), a VA HSR&D Center of Innovation with a large, experienced, cadre of clinical investigators, internal statistics and data management expertise, and extensive research support infrastructure. Membership in the University of Minnesota Comprehensive Cancer Center is also available. Key duties include diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with gastrointestinal diseases according to evidenced based methods and techniques. The ideal candidate should be proficient at routine GI procedures such as: colonoscopy, EGD and capsule endoscopy, and its associated procedures. The incumbent will have an academic position at the University of Minnesota and participate in educational program for gastroenterology fellows, medical residents and medical students. The incumbent will also provide outpatient and inpatient consultation and management of Gastroenterology patients as well as provide teaching and supervisory oversight of the trainees. This position offers an academic appointment at the University of Minnesota, VA competitive salary, performance pay and excellent benefits package. Recruitment incentives are authorized for this position, as appropriate. The successful candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program which may allow the applicant to be reimbursed for up to $120,000 over 5 years of service for medical school debt. The Twin Cities Metro Area is consistently voted one of the best places to live and work in the nation. Minnesota has a robust, diverse economy and a long-standing commitment to education. The Twin Cities has a thriving arts scene and excellent outdoor recreational opportunities as well as four beautiful seasons to enjoy them in. Work Schedule: Full Time Days


Conditions of Employment


Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Additional Requirements: Board Certified or board eligible in Gastroenterology. 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: This position requires a pre-employment physical. Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.