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Hiring a Dermatology in the No.1 Hospital in North Chicago, Illinois with $25K sign-in bonus - North Chicago, IL, USA

Job Description

ONLY 1 license/50 States. 49 days paid time off annually! NO weekends! NO malpractice or insurance to deal with. EXCELLENT work-life balance!

Interested candidates may apply by emailing current CV to VA Healthcare Recruiter: Show Email  

The facility is located less than an hour from downtown Chicago and all the amenities it offers. Chicago is known for its significant advancement in performing arts, Chicago and Prairie School architecture, bustling restaurant and nightlife, multicultural musical venues and numerous public historical museums and fine art galleries.

Major Duties:

As a Staff Dermatologist, you will be responsible to provide comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients. Incumbent will provide patient care to veterans in the subspecialty Dermatology in the form of Dermatologic consultative care. Incumbent will diagnose, treat, and manage patients with diseases according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods, and techniques. Incumbent will provide services such as outpatient examinations, consultation services related to Dermatology, management of patients with current treatment regiment, and admission status as necessary. Incumbent will be required to educate and collaborate with residents and other trainees assigned to the Dermatology clinic and occasionally in other departments. Incumbent will be required to maintain BLS certification. Incumbent will attend Medicine Service meetings, and meetings with other medical center staff. Incumbent may be asked to serve on committees, participate in quality assurance programs, assist our facility to meet established performance measures in Dermatology, and such other duties as assigned by the Chief of Dermatology. Incumbent will perform chart reviews and coordinate with Hospitalists regarding patient care issues. Incumbent will be responsible to document patient care data in electronic medical records such as history and physical exams; encounters for outpatients; consult notes; and enter new and renewal prescriptions.

VA Benefits



Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses


  • Health Insurance : VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision : Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts , which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance , family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 12.2% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 16.6% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions , depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years service

Contact Email:
Employer: Department of Veteran Affairs
Location: North Chicago, IL, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Dermatology
Salary Range: $200000.00 to $350000.00 Yearly