An opportunity exists for a full-time Endocrinologist at the Edward J. Hines Jr., IL VA Hospital, Hines, IL. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. 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 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: Walking, bending, stooping, and some lifting in the direct care of patients. There may also be extended periods of sitting. ["The Edward J. Hines Jr. VA Medical Center, Hines, IL, 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 which 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 are of the following: 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. Adheres to all information security and privacy measures set by VHA and the Medical Center. Identifies 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. Establish and maintain professional relationships within Medicine Service, and with other services and facility management which result in improved patient care. Provide 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. Supports 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 slightly flexible\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): May be authorized if program requirements are met\nPay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more."]
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