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Physician - Ophthalmologist (Glaucoma)

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Hines, Illinois
$250,000 - $285,000 per year
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022

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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago offers primary, extended and specialty care to Veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the largest VA in the state of Illinois, where more than a million Veterans reside. The hospital treats more than 44,000 veterans from World War II through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


An opportunity exists for a full-time Ophthalmologist (Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist), at the Edward Hines Jr., IL VA Medical Center, with part-time travel for coverage at the affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Joliet, IL.


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 and possible evening and Saturday hours (exact tour will be determined by clinic needs)


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.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination Requirement for Title 38 Health Care Personnel: The position to which you are applying for employment is considered a Title 38 Health Care Personnel position within the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA). All new VHA Title 38 Health Care Personnel are required to participate in the Agency's COVID-19 vaccination program. The major requirement of this program consists of employees receiving either a complete COVID-19 vaccine series or receiving a medical or religious vaccination exemption. New employees must provide proper documentation of vaccination, initiate a COVID-19 vaccination series, or complete an exemption request within two (2) weeks of beginning employment with the DVA.


Preferred Experience:

  • 3 years specialized experience Board Certified


Salary: $250,000 - $285,000 per year. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine 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 information on physician benefits, visit: VHA Physician Total Rewards.


Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names of three references to Amber DiGiorgio, H.R. Specialist, at:


Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

5000 South 5th Avenue, Hines, Illinois 60141


The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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