You will serve as a Staff Physician, Orthopedics Services, Surgical department.
You will provide comprehensive care for patients who have illnesses within the scope of Orthopedics.
The scope of these activities covers all phases of ambulatory care.
Other responsibilities may include education of medical students and residents.
The majority of the Staff Physicians time is devoted to patient care and education, with the remaining time set aside for performance improvement activities and activities sufficient to maintain proficiency in state-of-the art Orthopedic care.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation INCENTIVE may be authorized for a highly qualified individual.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program, up to $120,000 depending on the amount of verified qualifying debt balance and funding availability.
Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding and other qualifying factors.
Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
Proficiency in spoken and written English.
Physical requirements outlined below.
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).