Physician – Endocrinologist

Location
Hines, Illinois
Salary
Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process.
Posted
Nov 05, 2021
Closes
Dec 05, 2021
Specialty
Endocrinology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago, Illinois, is a level 1A facility with consults and referrals from VISN Medical Centers and outpatient clinics. They are seeking a full-time Endocrinologist with strong academic and research credentials to join the existing Endocrinology Program. Applicants preferred to have appropriate credentials for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher at Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

Provider is responsible for all functions that fall under the scope of care of Endocrinology. Physician will provide medical care for patients in the Endocrinology section in cooperation with mid-level providers and other Endocrinology/Diabetes staff. The physician will admit, evaluate, diagnose, treat and provide consultation to patients of all ages, with diseases, injuries and disorders associated with the broad spectrum of endocrine disorders and diabetes. Duties include clinical, administrative and research management, either directly or through delegated authority and include:

  • Initial evaluation of patients with Endocrine related disorder and Diabetes
  • Management/treatment of patients with Endocrine/Diabetes related disorders
  • Shared coverage of providing emergency care during off-tours
  • Fellow/Resident/Student supervision/education to include formal lectures and clinic and bedside teaching, oversight of trainee documentation in medical records, supervision of procedures, and supervision of patients on research studies.
  • Adhering to all information security and privacy measures set by VHA and the Medical Center.
  • Identifying individual professional learning needs and participates in formal programs, workshops, seminars, conferences, as well as self-directed learning activities, completes facility wide mandatory education in a timely manner.
  • Establishing and maintaining professional relationships within Medicine Service, and with other services and facility management that result in improved patient care.
  • Providing assistance to the Endocrinology Section Chief with regard to other duties that may be requested and/or in the absence of. These may include, but are not limited to, assisting in data assimilation for VA reports, quality assurance programs, attends medical center committees and/or teams as assigned.
  • Supporting the medical center-wide research mission. This includes, when appropriate, assistance in conducting studies regarding treatment modalities, outcomes, and other aspects of patient care following VA regulations, protocols and policies governing research.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, hours may be somewhat flexible

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.

Preferred Experience:

  • Board Certified/Eligible
  • Eligible for academic appointment
  • Fellowship trained in Endocrinology
  • History of involvement in teaching and curriculum development

Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. For more information visit: www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names of three references to Krista Hagert at: Krista.Hagert@va.gov

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

5000 South 5th Avenue, Hines, Illinois 60141

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