The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine seeks a Medical Director of Endoscopy. The successful candidate will be a Board Certified Gastroenterologist with interest and expertise in a domain related to upper and lower endocopy, esophageal disorders, motility, GI malignancies, CHROMO endoscopy, facile with general and advanced endoscopy. Candidate will be responsible for promoting the institution on regional, national and international levels with generous support from the Division to shape the future of our program.
Teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues
Teach endoscopy lab staff and guide research team in the development of protocols for innovative endoscopy techniques
Publishing research data and obtaining funding for future research
Collaborate with Division and Department Chairs for the development and implementation of plans for growth in the endoscopy facilities
Attend to patients with various gastrointestinal disorders in the clinics and perform endoscopic procedures
Works with unit management to ensure clear communication regarding scope of clinical privileges for each credentialed provider working in the unit as well as scope of practice and level of supervision required for house staff and students.
Facilitates communication between medical staff and others on the clinical unit including hospital staff and patients
Works with unit management to ensure compliance with relevant internal and external regulatory standards and policies including but not limited to: MCV Hospitals policies and procedures
Assists unit manager in defining staffing needs
Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
Works with unit manager to develop operating and capital budgets
Develops and maintains medical staff schedules to ensure continuous physician coverage
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Previous experience in a medical directorship of GI Endoscopy Unit
About the Endoscopy Laboratory:
The VCUHS Endoscopy Laboratory has seven GI procedures rooms, one with fixed digital fluroscopy and one GI physiology lab. Approximately 11,000 procedures are performed annually. Along with conventional EGD, colonoscopy, ERCP, linear and radial EUS, the instituation offers a remarkable breadth of procedures including radiofrequency and c ryotherapy for Barrett’s esopphagus, chromoendoscopy, and double balloon enteroscopy. The laboratory is housed in the same building as our Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, where faculty and trainees can acquire and refine laparoscopic and other minimally invasive skills. Our 27- person staff includes leaders in the SGNA. There is an established position for advanced fellowship training in interventional endoscopy.