This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized Appraised Value Offer (AVO): Not Authorized Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position Eligible Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The duties of the Orthopedic Chief of Surgery are related to skills including both clinical and administrative. The Chief of Orthopedic Surgery provides administrative, educational, and clinical oversight of all Orthopedic Surgery at VASNHS, including Orthopedic Clinic, Operating Room, Physicians, Middle Level Providers, and Orthopedic Residents. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is an intermediate complexity facility with a diverse inpatient and outpatient population. ADMINISTRATIVE Plans, develops, and maintains a comprehensive program to ensure compliance with applicable standards. Ensures the implementation and maintenance of standards for providers and forecasts requirements necessary to maintain and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical care Participates in establishing policies, procedures, and guidelines for the delivery of services. Recommends clinical privileges for providers and functions as Supervising/Collaborating provider for non-LIP providers in the Orthopedic Surgery. Participates in activities related to Graduate Medical Education and promotes and supports appropriate continuing education programs for allied health staff members. Advises the Chief of Surgery about the adequacy and appropriateness of the scope of services, medical equipment, space, and staffing levels to the needs of the Orthopedic Surgery department. Coordinates provider assignments and coverage and communicates staff availability on a regular basis to all appropriate staff members. Communicates provider responsibilities and medical care policies, procedures, and guidelines to all providers within the Orthopedic Surgery department. Serves as a member of applicable committees within the medical center and VISN CLINICAL Examine patient's and assess any deformity or illness Apply and supervise appropriate curative, palliative, reconstructive, and corrective treatment modalities Perform surgeries on patients who want to augment and/or beautify certain body parts Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system. ? Prescribes course of treatment for patients with injuries, disorders, or malformations and performs required surgery. Conducts and supervises direct patient care, including non-surgical and other interventional treatment options. Follow up with patients and provide appropriate medical care Explain the risks and dangers of surgical procedures to patients Follow-up in the outpatient and inpatient areas Make sure that surgical equipment is adequate Plans and executes disease prevention and health promotion programs. Exercises command of medical units as provided by law and regulations. Conduct medical research on new injuries or diseases, and conducts, supervises, and participates in medical education and training of other medical personnel. Participates in on-call schedule in a responsive and timely manner. Provides outpatient consultation and hospital consultation services. Maintains CME units based on the requirements of the specifying Board. Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations Taking call for Orthopedics surgery emergencies Collaboration with Providers for this and other specialties Teaching of Residents and Fellows Participation in all meetings and other initiatives of the respective Section, other Services, and the Hospital as a whole Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm
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