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Seeking Talented BC/BE Gastroenterologist for Wonderful Outpatient Practice Opportunity at the Marion IL VA Medical Center

Opportunity Criteria

Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedJ-1 or H-1B
Salary Range$320,000 to $385,000 / Year
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedQuality

Position Information: 

The Marion IL Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking a Board Certified / Board Eligible Gastroenterologist skilled in both upper and lower GI diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as EGD. Colonoscopy, PEG placement, esophageal dilation, with ERCP skills a definite plus, for outpatient (90%) and inpatient (10%) practice opportunity. 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. Call is shared equally and there is no in-house call involved. The Marion VA Health Care System, with 55 acute beds, 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. The Marion VAMC is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, and academic affiliation with Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Other Schedule Interests May Be Considered).

  • Must be U.S. Citizen (Non-Citizens May Be Considered)
  • Must possess current, active, and unencumbered U.S. Medical License
  • Must be Fellowship Trained in Gastroenterology and be Board Certified or Eligible

Community Information:

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.

Benefits Information:

  • The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance and offers a robust employee benefits package
  • Expected annual salary range is $320,000 - $385,000 conditioned upon selected candidate's experience & credentials
    • Selected candidate may also be considered for an annual performance pay bonus of up to $15,000
    • And eligibility to apply for VA's Education Debt Reduction Program up to $200,000 for student loans
  • Paid Time Off: 26 Days’ Annual Vacation, 13 Days Sick Leave and 10 Federal Holidays with pay
  • Available Medical-Dental-Vision-Life insurance plans with some shared premium costs and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Plans: Federal Employees Retirement System; Thrift Savings Plan, a 401K-type plan, with up to 5% matching

About the VA:

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

For More Information:

Please forward copy of your CV and Cover Letter, summarizing your background, education, training, clinical practice, credentials and interests, to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruiter, or call (702) 675-5761.

The VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois, was built in 1942. Our present Health Care System provides care to 49,000 veterans annually in 27 counties in Southern Illinois, 8 counties in Southwestern Indiana, and 17 counties in Northwest Kentucky.

The VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois, is a general medical and surgical facility that operates 55 acute care beds and a 60 bed Community Living Center. Ten Outpatient Clinics that provide primary care and behavioral medicine services are located in Harrisburg; Carbondale; Effingham; and Mt. Vernon, IL; Paducah; Madisonville; Owensboro; and Mayfield, Kentucky; Vincennes and Evansville, IN.

VA Benefits



Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Facility & Address

  • Marion VA Medical Center
  • 2401 West Main St. Marion IL 62959


Contact Information

Dave Aragon Recruitment Consultant



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