Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is NOT authorized. This position is for the Endocrinology Section Chief located within Medicine Service Line at Edward Hines Jr. VA Medical Center. The Endocrine Section Chief oversees the day to day clinical operations of the Endocrinology Section. The Section Chief of Endocrine will direct the patient care within the division, ensure appropriate coverage for patients, and provide specific guidelines for physician, physician assistant and nurse practitioner performance expectations. This position involves overseeing the administrative functions of the section, overseeing the residency/fellowship program, evaluating and implementing new technologies as related to Endocrine and overseeing the quality improvement program. He/she will monitor staff and ensure all paperwork, education, and that training for providers is being met and oversee future recruitment. This position will need to maintain good relationships with Nursing and other services necessary for the smooth functioning of the Endocrine Section. The Section Chief plays an integral role with identifying and addressing any deficiencies or areas of improvement and implementing corrective actions or procedures to address. In addition to the administrative duties mentioned above, the Section Chief performs clinical and research management and other supervisory functions, either directly or through delegated authority and are of the following: Clinical functions involving identifying symptoms of patients who present to the clinic that may be subtle or present with overlapping symptoms due to more complex diagnoses. Diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with endocrine diseases according to acceptable methods and techniques. Directing the care of Endocrine patients to include the oversight of medical extenders, and other paraprofessional and administrative personnel when necessary. Facilitating patient access to continuing medical care by appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers. Performing chart reviews and coordinating with Hospitalists regarding patient care issues. Responsible for documenting patient care data in electronic medical records, such as: history and physical exams, daily progress notes for inpatients, encounters for outpatients, consult notes and entering both new and renewal prescriptions. Recommends improvement of work methods, organizational features, and the restructuring of positions to support the Endocrine services and quality patient care. He/she will report to leadership of the Medicine Service Line (MSL) and will provide clinical care and planning in an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with the Chief and Assistant Chief of MSL and other health care professionals. Must maintain current BLS Basic Life Support at all times. Completes Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations for providers. Completes required proficiencies in a timely manner. Monitors and observes Endocrine provider activities such as encounter completion, progress note completion, consult utilization patterns, eRouter completion, clinical reminder completion, procedure performance and complications, etc. Ensures accurate documentation and coding of service rendered by the providers. Assigns collaborating physicians and monitors mid-level providers as needed. Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 AM-4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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