Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon

Department of Veterans Affairs
Little Rock, Arkansas
Apr 14, 2020
Apr 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
The selected candidate will be responsible for performing duties to include but not limited to the following:

Expertise in Orthopedic Reconstructive, Shoulder, and Hip procedures and revisions preferable.

Perform surgical procedures within the approved scope of practice. Provide comprehensive Orthopedic care services as well as follow-up care of existing conditions and management of emergency situations; Provide pre-operative and post-operative orthopedic services, including hospital rounds for orthopedic patients; Surgery in the Operating Room, averaging one to five (1-5) cases per day. Conduct weekly outpatient and inpatient clinics, averaging twenty to twenty-five (20-25) patients per day Document services through appropriate notes, such as history and physical, progress notes, operative notes and discharge summaries The candidate shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities at the direction of the Section Chief, Orthopedics Surgery Service Chief, and the Chief of Staff. Provide on-call coverage for the Orthopedic Service on a rotating basis with other Orthopedic Surgeons Educate Residents and students in the principles and therapy of complex and basic Orthopedic Surgery. He/she will report to the Section Chief, Orthopedics Service or designee.

The incumbent may also be involved in program planning, objectives, policies, and standards essential to delivery of quality Orthopedic care.

Responsible for providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's illness and management.

Work Schedule: M-F 0800-1630 (variable)

Financial Disclosure Report:Not requiredTravel Required
Not requiredSupervisory status
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    Conditions of Employment
  • United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Designated and/or random drug testing required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2020.
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.
Preferred Experience:
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Orthopedics.
Experience teaching and supervising Medical Student/Residents.
Residency and/or Fellowship in Orthopedics Reconstructive Surgery

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:
  • Moderate Lifting (15-44 lbs); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Walking (1 hour); Standing (1 hour); Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" Jaeger 1 to 4; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Hearing (aid permitted); Emotional/Mental Stability; Both hands required.
Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:


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