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): May be offered to qualified applicants EDRP Authorized: Contact Mr. Sean Moser. Sean.firstname.lastname@example.org , the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance 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 Departmental Structure: The Orthopedic Section is the branch of medicine that concerns itself with the care of veterans with injuries to bones, joints and soft tissue structures of the spine and extremities. The structure of the orthopedic section consists of a Chief, four orthopedic surgeons (full & part time), three mid-level providers, two nurses and a health technician/nursing assistant DUTIES: The Orthopedic Surgeon's responsibilities include being able to admit, workup, and treat either surgical or medical patients presenting with illness or injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures. He/She evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, lab values and vital signs of the patient prior to surgery. Appropriate notes are written in the patient's medical records, times, dates, and signed. Provides inpatient and outpatient consultations and preoperative patient and Operating Room and post-operative evaluations and treatments. Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital inservice programs and acquires CME's as required. The Orthopedic Surgeon works effectively with patients, families, coworkers, and other health care professionals treating them with respect and dignity. The Orthopedic Surgeon is familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility. The Orthopedic Surgeon complies with information security policy and procedures. The Orthopedic Surgeon provides patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. The surgeon must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the Surgical Service. The Orthopedic Surgeon must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon agerelated factors as specified on the competence assessment checklist. The Orthopedic Surgeon performs minor and major surgical procedures. They are expected to use the best available procedures and perform them at or above national statistical levels. He/she is responsible for regular postoperative followup, patient teaching and wound care upon discharge and enters orders in the chart in a timely manner. Work Schedule: TBD
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