Gastroenterologist – Answer the Call to Care for our Veterans
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Marion Campus
You are invited to join the laid back collegial team at the Marion VA Medical Center where you’ll enjoy an excellent work/life balance and have quality time to spend with each of your patients. Procedures will include performing diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower endoscopy procedures, PEG placement, and esophageal dilation. Clinical duties include diagnosing, treating and managing patients referred for management of GI disorders including liver disease, Hepatitis C, and liver transplants based on standard and customary methods and techniques in the outpatient setting. You’ll have a mix of 10% inpatient and 90% outpatient and on the days you have the endoscopy suite, you’ll do 12-13 scopes per day. Call is shared equally and there is no in-house call involved.
The VA Medical Center is located in Marion, Illinois. The Marion VA Health Care System operates a Health Care Center in Evansville, Indiana and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Vincennes Indiana; Mt. Vernon, Harrisburg, Carbondale, and Effingham, Illinois; and Hanson, Owensboro, and Paducah, Kentucky. Veterans from 52 counties in southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky are served. Marion VAMC is located in the VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) and is a general medical and surgery facility which operates 55 acute care beds. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology. Comprehensive healthcare is provided through primary care, specialty care and long-term care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. Additional specialty care is available by referral to other VA facilities or contracted facilities. The Community Living Center, a 60-bed nursing home facility, is operated on site. Services include extended care rehabilitation, psych-geriatric care, respite, palliative care and general nursing. The Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program facility is a 14-bed rehabilitation center with programs for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Seriously Mentally Ill, and situational homelessness.
The Marion VA's health care system is affiliated with Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine. The Dean's Committee functions as a part of the Affiliations Council. There are affiliations with SIU Radiological Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Nutrition and Food, and Psychology Departments. Affiliations also exist with the SIU Cardiology resident, Physician Assistant and first year medical student programs. The Health Care System has Physician Assistant students from St. Louis University School of Medicine and academic affiliations with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Midwestern College of Pharmacy. An affiliation also exists with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at John A. Logan College. Nursing academic affiliations are as follows: John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL - (PN and ADN); University of Southern Indiana (BSN); University of South Alabama (NP); Shawnee Community College (PN and ADN); Southeastern Illinois College (PN and ADN); McKendree College (BSN); SIU at Edwardsville (BSN, MSN); Southeast Missouri College (MSN); Murray State University (Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist); Marion High School (Nurse Aid and Health Occupations). Seventy to eighty nursing students rotate through the Marion VA Health Care System during a twelve-month period.
The city of Marion is situated in beautiful southern Illinois – an area featuring logistic dynamics, world-class
outdoor activities, workforce opportunities and renowned educational facilities. Marion delivers a hometown
feel while obtaining steady growth and successful economic development. Marion is an affordable, convenient and friendly place to live. Nicknamed “The Hub of the Universe,” Marion has become a magnet for industry, shopping and restaurants. With a historic downtown area offering unique shops, arts and entertainment and a historic library, Marion has successfully blended the old and the new. As the city has grown, careful planning has led to the creation of enterprise zones, industrial parks, TIF districts and, most recently, the development of Boulder Creek on the Hill.
Marion’s location at the crossing of Interstate 57 and Route 13 make it an ideal location for restaurants and shops. In 2006, Walmart opened one of its largest retail stores in the nation in Marion. With the development
of The Hill, a rapidly growing, 175-acre commercial business area, other large retailers like Menards opened in Marion. In 2012, several new restaurants and businesses started construction and growth is expected to continue. Abundant attractions offer residents a wide variety of cultural, outdoor and sporting activities. The Links at Kokopelli Golf Club, designed by Steve Smyers, is an 18-hole course providing a quality golf experience along with dining and banquet facilities. Rent One Park, built in 2007, is home to the minor league
baseball team, the Southern Illinois Miners, which is a member of the Frontier League.
So, if you’re interested in caring for veterans while enjoying a work/life balance difficult to find in the private sector, this is an opportunity you need to check out. For more information, Email your CV to Don Rainwater, National Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be held in confidence.
The VA offers benefits that are had to match in the private sector and include:
Paid Time Off:
Federal Retirement Plan: