Orthopedic Surgeon

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Albany, New York
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Ref
2058769
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
Responsibilities
The selected candidate will follow established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Stratton VAMC and the profession. Each Orthopedic surgeon functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff. If selected, your basic responsibilities will include:
  • Delivering the best possible orthopedic care to our Veteran patients.
  • Participating in and/or managing all aspects of a general orthopedic program to include clinical, administrative, and academic components.
  • Participating in and/or managing a broad range of orthopedic surgery practice. This encompasses all areas of general orthopedic and musculoskeletal surgery including major joint reconstructive services.
  • Performing surgery and provide pre-op and post-op care as indicated for major and minor procedures, as well as orthopedic consultation for inpatients and outpatients.
  • Maintaining good diagnostic, judgmental, and therapeutic acumen.
  • Timely documentation (notes and encounter forms) in accordance with facility policy.
  • Serving as leader and/or active member on Medical Center committees as requested.
  • Teaching colleagues, residents, medical and nursing students, other ancillary staff.
    Participating in a shared rotation of night and weekend on-call coverage.
Work Schedule:Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Education Debt Reduction Program:This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program, a student loan reimbursement program. If selected for this position you must meet specific eligibility requirements, and submit your application within four months of appointment. The final award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment services Office
Requirements
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
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/17/2021.
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.
Additional Requirements:Board Certified or Board Eligible in Orthopedics; American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)Certification.

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:The incumbent should be physically and mentally capable to perform the examinations, formulate the diagnosis and treatment plan, and educate residents. Physical activity includes sitting, standing (up to 4 hours), walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending. The incumbent should be emotionally and mentally stable; and capable to perform the duties of the position.Education
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:http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Benefits

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