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. 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: M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is NOT authorized. 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) 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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