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Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center
Visas Accepted:None
Opportunity Description:

The Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Medical University of South Carolina are looking for a Board Certified Gastroenterologist to lead our gastroenterology team. We have a growing patient population and we are in the process of redesigning our GI facilities to meet this new growth.

The ideal candidate will be well trained in all aspects of gastroenterology, have excellent interpersonal skills, prior management experience and have a strong interest in resident and fellow education. An interest in basic or clinical science would be welcome.

Duties will include inpatient and ambulatory consultation and the performance of gastroenterologic procedures. Because these duties involve supervision of residents and fellows, board certification in gastroenterology is required.

Preferred Experience:

  • Up to six (6) years experience in Gastroenterology
  • Board Certification in Gastroenterology is needed for appointment to faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Research interest (Clinical or Basic) would be welcome

 Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday

Salary Range: Up to $400,000 per year

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized for a highly qualified applicant

Selected candidate may be eligible for student loan repayment thru the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Participation is based on funds availability.

Qualifications Required:

Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when no qualified citizens are available in accordance with regulations issued by the Under Secretary for Health or designee).
Education: 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.

Approved schools are: (1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. (3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure. 

Eligibility for Appointment to the faculty of our academic affiliate as Assistant Professor or higher rank.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

Licensure: At the time of appointment 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.

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp

Practice Type: Employee, Academic
Available Date:
Up to $400,000
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:Covered by VA
Other benefits:
Facility Description:

Located in the historic part of the city of Charleston, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is an authorized 145 bed primary, secondary and tertiary care medical center that provides acute medical, surgical and psychiatric inpatient care, and both primary and specialized outpatient services in southeastern South Carolina and Chatham County, Georgia. The medical center supports the Vet Centers in North Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, and operates the outpatient clinics in Savannah, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Currently, the medical center is operating 98 beds and a 28-bed nursing home.

The medical center is closely affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina and supports 88 medical residents in medical and dental specialties, as well students from nursing, pharmacy, social work and allied health disciplines. The Research Service has 57 research investigators conducting basic research in cardiology, endocrinology, diabetes mellitus, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, nephrology and alcohol-related disorders and clinical and health service research in mental health, PTSD, hypertension and aging, and rehabilitation research program: hip arthroplasty.

View the VA Research web.


Medical University of South Carolina

Authorized Beds


Type of Facility

Tertiary Care

Special Programs

Primary  Care

Women’s Program

VIST Program

Smoking Cessation

Research Service

Interventional Radiology

General Surgery

Cardio-thoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery








Speech Pathology

Inpatient Mental Health


Mental Health Day Hospital

Substance Abuse

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)

Community Residential Care


Nursing Home Care Unit (NUCU)

Homemaker Health Aide

Adult Day Care

Home Based Primary Care (HBPC)

Community Contract Nursing Home

Interventional Cardiology

Pulmonary Services

Pulmonary Function Test

Sleep Studies


Infectious Disease







Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Community Description:

Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County  and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Charleston had an estimated population of 132,609 in 2015.

Community Size:Metro Area/Big city
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