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 Participation in Quality Management activities including but not limited to monthly Mortality and Morbidity Surgical Staff Meetings. Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital inservice programs and acquire CME's as required. Responsible for the clinical support staff to ensure quality of care is provided, and gives input on Eye Care provider evaluations. Works closely with the Eye Care Clinical Coordinator to maximize clinical efficiency. Ensures Eye Care has regularly scheduled section meetings. The attendance is mandatory for all Eye Care staff members. Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary and to ensure other clinical staff participates in continuing education to maintain licensure and acceptable level of technical skill. Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility Expected to be cooperative in manner with other members of the medical/dental staff to achieve the goal or providing necessary surgical care. Adhere to the policies and procedures of this hospital and to ensure members of the Eye Care staff adhere to the same guidelines. Expected to report all incidences of Eye Care that he/she believes did not meet acceptable standards to the Chief of Surgery. At a minimum, these incidents will be discussed in the Surgical M&M Staff Meeting. Immediate arbitrator of mediator for any personnel conflicts that arise within the department of Eye Care, in which he/she is not personally involved. Expected to be ACLS certified. Position Summary: Ophthalmologists' responsibilities include being able to admit, workup, and treat either surgical or medical patients presenting with illness or injuries of the eye. Ophthalmologists are responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. He/She evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, lab values and vital signs of the patient prior to surgery. Appropriate notes are written in the patient's medical records, times, dates, and signed. Ophthalmologists provide inpatient and outpatient consultations and preoperative patient and Operating Room evaluations. Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital inservice programs and acquire CME's as required. Work effectively with patients, families, coworkers, and other health care professionals treating them with respect and dignity. Complies with information security policy and procedures. The Ophthalmologists provide patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. The surgeon must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the Surgical Service. The Ophthalmologists must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon agerelated factors as specified on the competence assessment checklist. Ophthalmologists perform minor and major surgical procedures. They are expected to use the best available procedures and perform them at or above national statistical levels. He/she is responsible for regular postoperative followup, patient teaching and wound care upon discharge orders in the chart in a timely manner. Work Schedule: M-F times TBD Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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