Physician - Ophthalmologist / Glaucoma Specialist
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL is actively recruiting a board eligible or board certified Ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in Glaucoma. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of glaucoma and other diseases of the eye in adult veteran patients. Duties for this position will include direct patient care, performance of surgery, quality improvement initiatives and supervision of fellows, residents, and medical students. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. This position offers excellent opportunities for rewarding interactions with an outstanding house staff and faculty, as well as participation in a dynamic evaluation of a progressive VA Health Care System. The selected candidate will be responsible for performing duties to include, but not limited to the following:
· Conducts weekly clinics and provides pre-operative and post-operative ophthalmology services, including hospital rounds, 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
· Provides on-call coverage in conjunction with other VAMC Ophthalmology staff
· 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 Service Line
· Performs other related duties, as required
Work Schedule: 0.5 FTE; days with on call requirement
Functional Statement Title/#: Physician
Basic Requirements: Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.Proficiency in spoken and written English.Physical requirements outlined below.
-Board eligible or board certified Ophthalmologist
-Fellowship trained in Glaucoma
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. 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.Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Physical Requirements: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting.
BENEFITSVA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.
The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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