Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago, Illinois, is seeking Cardiology Section Chief, Tier 2, located within Medicine Service Line. The Cardiology Section Chief oversees the day-to-day clinical operations of the cardiac cath lab, the cardiology clinics, inpatient consults, cardiology patient care in the ICU, echocardiology services, pacemaker and EP services, EKG services and general cardiology administration. The position involves overseeing the administrative functions of the Section, overseeing the residents and fellows on the cardiology services, evaluating and implementing new technologies as related to cardiology, and overseeing the quality improvement program. The Section Chief plays an integral role in addressing any deficiencies, identifying areas of improvement and implementing corrective actions or procedures.
In addition to the administrative duties, the Section Chief performs clinical functions, including evaluating patients with subtle or overlapping symptoms and patients presenting with complex diagnoses, and directs the patient care within the Section, ensure appropriate coverage for patients, and provide specific guidelines and expectations for physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioner performance. The Cardiology Section Chief will also be actively involved in research or, at the minimum, will foster environment in the Section that will be inspiring for other members of the Section to pursue research.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday day Shift, Rotating Shifts
- 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.
Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).
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Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names of three references to H.R. Specialist Amber DiGiorgio at: Amber.DiGiorgio@va.gov
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
5000 South 5th Avenue, Hines, Illinois 60141
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