Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base + Market Pay) An opportunity exists for a part-time Ophthalmologist-Retina Specialist at the Edward Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL. The Retina Specialist is fellowship trained in Medical/Surgical Retina and is board eligible/board-certified. This position will be responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of retinal diseases of the eye in adults. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements outlined below. Preferred Experience: 3 years experience Board Certified/Board Eligible Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["This position will include direct patient care, performance of retinal surgery and/or retinal intra-vitreal injections, quality improvement initiatives and supervision of fellows, residents, and medical students. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the Loyola University Health System Chicago. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff and faculty, as well as participation in a dynamic VA Health Care System. Duties for this position makeup that of clinical, administrative, education and research and development and are as follows: Attending required staff meetings, communicating up and down the chain of command and helping prepare heads-up and issue briefs related to adverse patient outcomes at the direction of the Section Chief Clinical Management including indirect patient care: open encounter and open consult maintenance, CPRS documentation requirements, monitoring of clinic management. Maintains involvement in matters concerning clinic productivity, relevant performance measures, Quality and Patient Safety oversight, as well as process improvements (system redesigns). Conducts clinics several times per week and provides pre-operative and postoperative ophthalmology services for surgical patients Performs and supervises ophthalmic surgery including laser procedures in the operating room, minor surgery room, and laser room Provide non-operative Ophthalmology hospital rounds for ophthalmology patients Document services through appropriate notes, such as History and Physical, Progress notes, Operative notes and Discharge Summaries Participates in morbidity and mortality reviews and conferences Educates residents and students in the principles and therapy of complex and basic ophthalmology surgery and services Performs administrative duties involved in the proper functioning of the Ophthalmology Section, Surgery Service Line Practitioners are expected to show effectiveness in teaching, monitor and coordinate educational activities, and comply with necessary trainee supervision requirements. If the incumbent is involved in researcher, they will show an ability to identify and define significant Research and Development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program, and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication. Performs other related duties, as required Work Schedule: Negotiable-20 hours a week/40 hours per bi-weekly pay period\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position, you must meet specific individual eligibility requirements and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000, pro-rated for part-time employees) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. Please contact VHAMIWEDRP@va.gov for more information."]
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