Seeking BC/BE Orthopedic Surgeon with Total Joint & Spine Experience for Omaha NE

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Department of Veterans Affairs
Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018
Full Time
Position Type

Position Information

The VA Nebraska Western-Iowa Healthcare System, Omaha Nebraska, is recruiting for a well-qualified Board Certified / Board Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon with total joint and spine qualifications and experience (ankle, knee, hip, hand, wrist, shoulder and spine) to join our Surgical Care Line team, reporting to the Chief of Surgery. The Omaha Division is an acute, highly affiliated, tertiary care facility.

The Omaha facility provides inpatient, medical, surgical and psychiatric care in addition to its ambulatory care services; and is also home to major clinical research programs.  We are affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Medicine, along with allied health programs in Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Physician Assistant, Dietetics, Nurse Practitioner; and with Creighton University, Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Occupational Therapy Nursing. The Omaha Division has 100 acute care beds and 8 residential substance abuse beds. Ongoing research projects include studies in liver and pulmonary diseases, reproductive endocrinology, immunology, cancer, gastroenterology, endocrine and diabetes, orthopedics, dental prosthetics, mental health including substance abuse, airway inflammation, infectious disease, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic rehabilitation, surgical wound healing, anesthesiology, vascular disease and alcohol-related diseases.

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System has a medical center in Omaha and community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Grand Island, Lincoln, North Platte, Holdrege, Norfolk, Bellevue, and Shenandoah, Iowa. We also have an outreach clinic in O'Neill, Neb., under contract with Avera Medical Group. 

  • Must be a Citizen of the United States
  • Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine / surgery in the U.S.

Community Information

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County, and is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha, with an estimated population of 446,970 is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. This modern metropolitan city began its pioneer period in 1854, when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West". The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and ranked it number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series and Triple Crown SlumpBuster providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium serving as top attractions in Nebraska as well as being named the best zoo in the world by Trip Advisor in 2014. Omaha is home to the world’s largest indoor desert under the world’s largest geodesic dome above the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit next to one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests!

Climb aboard history at The Durham Museum, explore 100 acres at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha’s Botanical Center and discover priceless works of art at the Joslyn Art Museum. Explore the Old Market, Omaha’s historic entertainment district, where boutiques, antique stores and restaurants line cobblestone streets. Omaha is generally divided into six geographic areas: Downtown, Midtown, North Omaha, South Omaha, West Omaha, and East Omaha. The city has a wide range of historical and new neighborhoods and suburbs that reflect its socioeconomic diversity.

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range for well qualified Orthopedic Surgeon will range from $350,000.00 to $375,000.00. The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses.

Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching.

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

For information and consideration, please email your Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae to: Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant,, (702) 675-5761.


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