1 license/50 States- 49 days paid time off annually!
Outstanding Quality of Life -Wonderful benefits
Seeking a dynamic Chief of Gastroenterology for the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. This opportunity will be vacant due to the planned retirement of the current Chief. This 1A facility, administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago. This position entails possible academic appointment at Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Preferred Experience: Minimum 5 years GI clinical experience; professor or associate professor academic appointment; previous leadership experience
The Section of Gastroenterology performs a full spectrum of diagnostic procedures in the GI Lab. It provides patient care in the outpatient GI clinics and on inpatient GI consultations. The hepatology group is a part of the Section of Gastroenterology. Medical students, internal medicine residents and GI fellows from Loyola rotate through Hines. Ample opportunities to participate in teaching are available. The two medical centers are located on the same campus.
The successful applicant will share in the coverage of the GI Lab, will be a skilled endoscopist, and have experience in administration, preferably within the VA system. He or she will establish collaborative relationship with the leaders of the Division of Gastroenterology and the Department of Medicine at Loyola University. The applicant will qualify for academic appointment at Loyola, preferably at or above the Associate Professor level. The Section has made significant contributions to clinical research, particularly on the diseases of the esophagus. In addition, applicant will have a record of accomplishment in research, or at the minimum, demonstrated ability to create environment in the Section that promotes research activity.
The new Chief will be based at Hines VA, at least 75% time. Part-time clinical practice at Loyola will be available, if desired. VA employment offers robust benefits. United States citizenship is required for employment by Veterans Affairs. The position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program.
Benefits: Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:
49 days paid time off annually including 26 days paid vacation;13 days of sick leave; 10 paid holidays
5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
up to 5% matching funds on your 401(k); on average, federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance; possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually; VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement; and you do not have to pay a penny for malpractice insurance because you are covered by the federal government if a claim arises.
VA Total Compensation: VA physicians enjoy all the above-mentioned benefits which increase total compensation by an average of 39% over your annual salary.
Medical License: A clean, valid medical license from any US State or Territory is all that is required to practice medicine in a VA Federal Hospital anywhere in the nation.
Salaries: VA Physician salaries are determined by a compensation panel of physicians at the facility where you practice medicine. VA salaries are very competitive and are based on physician salaries of the local market, your experience and credentials as a physician.
Job Satisfaction: VA Physicians enjoy the luxury of practicing medicine with the latest technologies and do so with no overhead costs, staff to pay, no rent on a building and no filing insurance claims. A 40-hour work week makes this a dream job for a physician with lots of time off for family and friends.
Edward Hines Junior Hospital 5000 South 5th Avenue Hines, IL 60141
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