Physician (Gastroenterology) Section Chief

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Department Of Veterans Affairs
February 26, 2014
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Quality Care Our Heroes Deserve

Now is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you'll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.



DUTIES: Incumbent will be a member of the Gastroenterology Section/Medical Service and will participate in gastroenterology research, endoscopy, patient care, teaching and administrative activities of the Division.Eligible to receive a University of Colorado Denver faculty appointment in the Department of Medicine. Incumbent will also be responsible for:

* Continue and further the development of the endoscopy program and clinical needs of the service.

* Proficient in standard gastroenterologic procedures including upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy.

* ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic therapy of Barrett's esophagus, endoscopic mucosal re-section of the upper and lower GI tract, placement of luminal stents for palliation depending on candidate training and experience.

* Engage in basic, clinical, and/or outcomes research and submit work for national meetings and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

* Attend in the endoscopy lab, inpatient consult service, outpatient clinic, and other clinical services.

* Teach medical students, interns and residents in Internal Medicine and fellows in Gastroenterology.

* Participate in the educational activities of the Gastroenterology Division, UC Denver.

* Participate in Process Improvement/Quality Assurance projects and other administrative duties as assigned.

Incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Medicine.

Tour of duty: Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:30. Candidate must be willing to work weekends, irregular work hours and extended hours. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary.


  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Board Certified/Eligible Gastroenterology

Contact Tim Blakney via email at Timothy.Blakney@VA.GOV or by phone at 303-639-7015

Required Skills:



U.S. citizenship

English language proficiency

Must be board certified or eligible

Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.

Licensure and Registration Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or in the District of Columbia. The Physician must maintain a current registration to continue employment with the VA

Educational requirements - 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: Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted. Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted. 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.

First-Year Residency (Internship) - Completed a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was competed. For a VA resident, the appropriate Deans Committee and Resident Review Board may recommend appointment on the basis of the candidate's acceptability for residency training. Approved residencies are: Those approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, American Medical Association, in the list published for the year the residency was completed, OR Other residencies or their equivalents which the Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training. The Board may determine that the residency requirement has been met if the candidate has completed 1 year of postgraduate education.

Preferred Experience:

1. Board Certified/Eligible - Gastroenterology

Contact Tim Blakney via email at Timothy.Blakney@VA.GOV or by phone at 303-639-7015

Bring your expertise to VA and be valued as part of a team that is recognized and respected for significant contributions to medicine. You'll enjoy a patient-focused environment, terrific benefits and incentives, and the ability to practice at any VA facility in the country.

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