The Ophthalmology Section Chief, is a staff ophthalmologist, and is responsible for the care of patients with disorders of the visual system in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. As Section Chief, the Section Chief is also responsible for the administrative duties related to the successful operation of the Ophthalmology Service Lines. The Section Chief develops and coordinates patient care programs based upon the patient complaint(s) and pathology and performs, as a minimum, the following duties: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat disorders of visual system. Inpatient and Outpatient Clinic consultation and follow-up, admission History and Physicals, preoperative evaluations, surgery posting notes, orders, operative notes and reports, progress notes, and discharge planning and summaries. Assume primary responsibility for admissions and patients under their care. These activities may be supervised and coordinated with residents/midlevels/students if they are present on service. Develop and provide medical education/counseling of patients and their families with a focus on delivery of evidence based, outcomes focused, veteran centric care. This includes addressing goals of care and code status, as indicated. Promote contemporary patient care programs for eye clinic and surgery patients and periodically review and update them based upon current and/or new, broadly accepted concepts. Adhere to Medical Staff bylaws and I CARE values. Maintain and practice as defined by current privileges. In addition to the above, the Section Chief must: Lead the integration of the activities of the Section with other patient care programs at the facility. Participate in long range planning and model development for effective delivery of Eye care. Ensure consult triage and clinic access meets standards established by the Group Practice Manager, National Surgery Office, and VHA. Maintain accountability for performance, behavior and training of all members in the Section, including on-time completion of annual performance evaluations. Work Schedule: 07:30 AM -4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, May be required to work weekends and Holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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