The Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VA) in conjunction with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine are seeking an Endocrinologist to be appointed 5/8ths at the VA and 3/8ths at UIHC. The successful candidate will be responsible for diagnosing, treating and evaluating patients with endocrine disorders including diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disease and obesity. Duties will include staffing the outpatient clinic and inpatient consultation service.
- 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: Preferred candidates will be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and have experience in managing endocrine-related diseases, including diabetes management, which is essential. Experience with contemporary clinical practices and technologies, including, but not limited to insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, and all available diabetes medications. Expertise in neuro-endocrine tumor, thyroid nodules and thyroid malignancies is also desirable. Additional experience in teaching and research is desirable.
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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing, or speech may be required. However, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant for appointment. The loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.