Gastroenterology Opportunities, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Type: Full Time
Health Care System
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 91692992, 91692994
The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, LA, has an immediate opening for two full-time, board certified/board eligible Gastroenterologists. The Shreveport-Bossier City area is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, as well as numerous colleges and universities, theaters, lakes, golf courses, beautiful housing areas, churches, and great schools. Candidates must be highly motivated, team-oriented, and committed to the care and good health of our Veterans. The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center is fully dedicated to providing top-quality medical care by serving and honoring America’s Veterans.
Highlights of this position include:
Competitive Starting Salary $300,000-$375,000
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm., may be required to work unscheduled hours in case of an emergency or when on call (Call shared with other staff Gastroenterologists)
Possess basic endoscopic skills and have a background and interest in clinical/research participation. IBD, ERCP and EUS skills are highly desired.
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy, including: bleeding control, polypectomy, EMR, PEGs, and dilation.
Work closely with all health care professionals throughout the medical center and provide consultation to other services
Must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-Citizen candidates will be considered if a U.S. Citizen is not found
Full and unrestricted license from any U.S. State
Board certified/board eligible in Gastroenterology
Must be proficient in all basic GI Endoscopy procedures included EGD and colonoscopy
Must qualify for an academic appointment at LSU School of Medicine
ACLS is recommended
Predictable work schedules and a focus on quality rather than volume
Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
Malpractice: Liability protection with tail coverage provided
26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time per year w/unlimited carry over; 11 paid holidays
Federal Retirement Plan
Separate 401K with partial agency match
Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement for CME’s (must be full-time with board certification)
This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), if approved
Recruitment/Relocation may be authorized for highly qualified candidates
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.