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Birmingham VA Medical Center
Visas Accepted:None
Opportunity Description:

The Birmingham, Alabama VA Medical Center is searching for a Board Certified Gastroenterologist to join their dynamic healthcare team as the Chief of GI.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

* Responsibility for oversight of all operational aspects of the Section of Gastroenterology

* Collaboration with Nurse Practitioners

* Oversight for Gastroenterology inpatient and outpatient consults

* Electronic chart reviews

* Outpatient clinics (including telehealth clinics if applicable),

* Liver transplant workup and referral

* Trainee education

* Research, and Gastroenterology procedures

Other duties may be assigned by the Chief of Medicine.  Physician will provide highly-specialized clinical support to patients undergoing complex procedures in the GI Endoscopy Suite.

This includes patient preparation, education, informed consent, assessing ASA status and prescribing moderate sedation during diagnostic and interventional endoscopy procedures, as well as, monitoring, stabilization of patients post procedure with subsequent discharge to the appropriate level of care.

Training and ability to perform ERCP, esophageal manometry, or other advanced procedures are also preferred.  The BVAMC Gastroenterology team includes Gastroenterologists, Nurse Practitioners, Gastroenterology Fellows, and rotating residents.  

Fully equipment endoscopy suite with state of the art equipment.  One room equipped for advanced endoscopic procedures

Mandatory Qualifications:

* Board certification in gastroenterology
* Active license to practice medicine in the US
* Excellent procedural skills
* Minimum of 5 years of active clinical experience in gastroenterology
* Must qualify for academic appointment at the affiliated university

Preferred Qualifications:

* Leadership experience
* Experience managing a procedural unit
* Significant experience teaching clinical fellows in gastroenterology
* Research experience and scientific publications

Work Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday (Flexible/possible weekends and evenings)

Salary Range: Up to $400,000 per year

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

Basic Qualifications:

Citizenship: U.S Citizenship is required (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine

Licensure: 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

English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English


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

The Birmingham VA Medical Center is a 313-bed acute tertiary care facility located in the historic Southside district of the city. The facility provides acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. The medical center serves as a referral center for this population area with 136 operating beds. Recent construction provides state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in all clinical programs. Care is provided in practically all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Most staff physicians have joint appointments with VA and its primary affiliation, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The BVAMC operates seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics in North Alabama.



University of Alabama at Birmingham
Samford University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama
University of South Alabama
Auburn University
Vanderbilt University
Florida State University

Authorized Beds

313 Authorized

Type of Facility

Tertiary Care

Special Programs

Palliative Care
Open Heart Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization
Nuclear Medicine
Mental Health Clinic
Home Based Primary Care
Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Research and Development

Host facility for:

Veterans Outreach Center
Birmingham Education Center
Office of Information Field Office
National Disaster Medical System

Community Description:

Birmingham is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population

It has been said that Birmingham is the last major Southern city in America, where a friendly "How y'all doin'," a hearty meal of country-fried steak with butter beans and a true taste of Southern hospitality await visitors. Whether you're into the history of the Civil Rights movement, a fan of jazz music or just looking for culture and a few fun activities for the family, Sweet Birmingham is the place for you.

Spend the morning at the Birmingham Museum of Art, then have lunch at a traditional Southern tea room. Outdoor enthusiasts can tee off at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail or pack a lunch and spend the day hiking and enjoying the vistas at Ruffner Mountain. A world-class zoo, the innovative McWane Center and VisionLand, Alabama's first amusement park, are sure to keep families entertained and on the go. In the evening, listen to a blues show at an outdoor cafe and then spend the night at a small cozy inn or splurge for an elegant hotel.

Community Size:Metro Area/Big city
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