Ophthalmologist - Oculoplastic Surgeon

  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Job Description

The Oculoplastic Surgeon reports to the Chief of Surgery at VA Central Iowa Health Care System in Des Moines, Iowa. Oculoplastic surgery is a subspecialty of Ophthalmology. Physician is responsible for performing invasive and non-invasive surgical services as established in the current delineation of clinical privileges. The oculoplastic surgeon will provide oversight to ophthalmology residents who perform or assist with surgical cases.
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Common duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
Provide care of the Veterans' medical needs by performing examination, surgical consultation, and develop treatment and follow-up plans.
Responsible for the evaluation and management of clinical patients in the outpatient setting, performing surgery as appropriate (outpatient only) and managing patients post-operatively.
The physician spends most of their time on the following: Ophthalmic Surgery; Attending on Surgical Service and; Caring for patients in the outpatient Surgical clinic.
Provide ongoing patient and family education throughout the course of treatment.
Expertise in invasive and non-invasive surgical services as established in their current delineation of privileges.
Responsible for completing patient encounters, notes, and correctly coding visits in accordance with coding guidelines. Documentation must be completed within VHA guidelines and By Laws.
Provider will participate in discharge planning and interdisciplinary patient care plan activities in relation to inpatients.
Maintain skills, proficiencies, and professional knowledge necessary to maintain licensure and to perform clinical scope of practice.
Patient care may be delivered via face-to-face, Tele-health, or phone consultation, as well as consultation via face-to-face encounters, My Healthy Vet (email via computerized patient record chart), and electronic-consults.
Required to attend staff meetings, serve on committees, teams, workgroups, and peer reviews as requested.
Work Schedule: Typical work hours will be determined based on clinic work-load to accommodate both medical and surgical needs. On call duties will be assigned as necessary and appropriate.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Employment Type

  • Part-Time - 8 Hours per pay period (2 weeks). Annualized salary will be prorated to 8 hours per pay period.

VA Central Iowa Health Care System

3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (515) 699-5809

Web: http://www.usajobs.gov