The Orthopedic Surgeonworks under the supervision of the Chief of Surgery. As Orthopedic Staff Surgeon, incumbent is accountable for assuring the most effective delivery of care in Orthopedic Surgery Section while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The Orthopedic Service participates in and/or manages all aspects of a general orthopedic surgery program, to include inpatient and outpatient clinical, administrative, academic, and research components if warranted. The Orthopedic manages patient care workload within available staffing, which may include fee basis physicians, active duty military orthopedic surgeons, consultant physicians, contracted physicians, physician assistants, and may include surgical residents. The Orthopedic physician works effectively with Surgical Service administrative staff, Anesthesiology Section, Operating Room/Recovery Room Team, and the Surgical Clinic team which consists of Podiatry Section and Health Administration staff. The Orthopedic coordinates care with VA-DoD sharing partners, and with VA's tertiary care facilities. The Orthopedic physician performs the administrative components of patient care management, such as: provides dictation of progress notes, OP reports, discharge summaries, signatures, and consultation referrals for inpatients and outpatients, etc. The Orthopedic physician provides surgical treatment for patients with musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, excluding adult major joint reconstructive services. The Orthopedic physician must possess computer skills to access and input typed data on each patient into the computerized patient record system (CPRS). The Orthopedists performs other directly related duties as required
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.
Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs policy.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Completion of a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board Certification/Board Eligibility in Orthopedic Surgery is highly preferred.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:?, Heavy lifting (45 lbs and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking (3 hours per day); standing (6 hours per day); kneeling (2 hours per day); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted). All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *OF-306 *Other(VA Form 10-2850) *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Other Veterans Document *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1815305.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.