Physician- Orthopedic Surgeon

Department of Veterans Affairs
East Orange, New Jersey
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type
The selected candidate will follow established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each Orthopedic surgeon functions as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff. If selected, your basic responsibilities will include:
  • Participate in and/or manage all aspects of a general orthopedic surgery program, to include inpatient and outpatient clinical, administrative, academic, and research components if warranted.
  • Perform hip and knee joint replacement surgeries, arthroscopies as well as basic fracture work
  • Perform administrative duties related to patient care management including: entering progress notes, histories and physicals, discharge summaries, consults, etc.
  • Utilize electronic medical records
  • Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team including Nursing, Anesthesiology, PAs, Residents and medical support staff to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of patient care services.
  • Provide supervision to Orthopedic PAs and Orthopeadic Residents from Rutgers NJMS Orthopaedic Program
  • Serve on service level and hospital committees as needed and participate in the facility peer review program.
Work Schedule:Primarily Monday-Friday, various shifts; required to participate in on-call rotation.
Travel:May be required to work at a different site 1/2 a day per week.
Financial Disclosure Report:Not required
Education Debt Reduction Program:This position may be eligible for the Education Debt Reduction program if funds are available.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status
NoPromotion Potential
Conditions of Employment
  • As part of the expedited onboarding process you may be required to take an initial temporary appointment, pending completion of permanent credentialing and background checks.
  • U.S. Citizenship; 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
  • As part of the expedited onboarding process you may be required to take an initial temporary appointment, pending completion of permanent credentialing and background checks.
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.

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 ( Preferred) :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: 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:

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): This position may be eligible for EDRP, a student loan reimbursement program. Please consult with the Human Resources point-of-contact listed in the "How to apply" section of this job announcement to verify EDRP eligibility. If selected for this position you must 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.

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