An opportunity exists for a part-time Ophthalmologist (Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist), at the Edward Hines Jr., IL VA Medical Center. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) 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. The Ophthalmologist (Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist) performs duties of clinical, administrative and research management and will be that of the following duties: 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 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 if the Section Chief Clinical Management including indirect patient care: open encounter and open consult maintenance CPRS documentation requirements and 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). If involved in research, 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 (Exact tour will be determined by clinic needs) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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