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Gastroenterologist – Physician


DEFINITION OF POSITION:

Responsible for rendering professional care to patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure within the Center, i n accordance with established procedures. Functions cooperatively with physicians and staff exhibiting teamwork characteristics.

 A Gastroenterology physician profile and job description for individuals interested in a career in Gastroenterology.  A Gastroenterology physician or GI doctor as sometimes called will usually spend a great amount of their time diagnosing digestive related problems, and in providing routine preventative care and surgical procedures of the colon by performing hundreds of colonscopies.  Many times these colonscopies can be performed in an outpatient surgery center or surgery suite  owned by the Gastroenterologist, and provide a significant amount of additional income.  Gastroenterology is not only a nice paying physician specialty, but another benefit is that the call amount and difficulty can be less than other physician specialties.  The minimum educational training for a Gastroenterology doctor is a four-year bachelors degree, usually in a science, four years of medical school,  three year residency in internal medicine, and a three year fellowship in Gastroenterology.  Compensation for a Gastroenterology physician, is dependant on experience and practice setup.

 Qualification Requirements:

 1) Incumbent must be a US Citizen or have proper authorization to work in the United States.

 2) Have a 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.

 3) Possess and maintain a current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

 4) Be proficient in written and spoken English.

 5)  Must be Board certified or board eligible in Gastroenterology.

 6)  Must be computer literate and able to pull reports and clinical from EMR.

 7)  Assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the managing physician.