Physician Orthopedic

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cincinnati, Ohio
Closing date
Jul 24, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedic
Full Time
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Interested in a career that offers a true work-life balance? Look no further! You are invited to partner with the one of the top VA Medical Centers. The Cincinnati VA offers a balance of professional and clinical complexity that stimulates growth yet, it also allows the professional an opportunity to enjoy life outside of work. If you are interested in a career that offers an integrated patient-centered approach while providing compassionate and state-of-the-art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply. By serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans, we fulfill President Lincoln's promise, "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan." The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is a two-division campus located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Thomas, Kentucky serving 15 counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana with 6 Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Bellevue, KY; Florence, KY; Lawrenceburg, IN; Hamilton, OH; Clermont County, OH, and Georgetown, OH. Cincinnati VAMC also supports two off main campus locations in the Cincinnati area via an Eye Center and Mental Health Outreach Community Division. For more information, please visit our website at VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting SCOPE OF ASSIGNED DUTIES: *Provide resident supervision and clinical instruction in the operating room, outpatient clinic and inpatient settings. *Attend, participate and supervise residents/students in outpatient clinics and take an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records. *Follows the VA Guidelines established for resident supervision, including those documentation requirements in the electronic patient healthcare record. *Conduct postoperative follow-up. Accompany the patient to the PACU assuring that the patient's condition is optimal. If admitted, visit in-house patient within 24-48 hours following anesthesia to assess post-surgical recovery. *Supervise Residents/students in clinical instruction and the performance of any bedside procedures appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility. *Participate in call coverage to advise and supervise residents. An on-call response time of 15 minutes by phone and 60 minutes in person is expected of Staff Surgeons at VAMC Cincinnati. This includes night, weekend, and holiday hours. *Maintains professional competency, courtesy, and flexibility to provide the necessary services of this specialty. *Provide regional level specialty support to VA facilities located in South-central Ohio through such means as tele-medicine and referral-based consultations and treatment. *Meet annual and mandatory training requirements that are specific to the Veterans Healthcare Administration. *To support Graduate Medical Education, applicants must be competitive for faculty appointment in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati to be considered for selection. *Staff may be assigned to committee membership to represent the surgical service or the hospital medical staff, and actively participate in carrying out assignments by that committee. *The surgeon must be able to function as an independent clinical provider. Initiative, diplomacy, and confidentiality are employed when dealing with patients, staff, and trainees. WORKING CONDITIONS:
Working areas will include Operating Room, X-ray Department, SICU/MICU, outpatient clinic, Emergency Department, inpatient wards, and any other outlying areas where needed for patient consultation or administrative meetings. Exposure to waste gases, needle punctures, blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens, hazardous materials and other elements typical of a healthcare environment requiring the delivery of direct patient care. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
The surgeon meets and maintains all the conditions for employment by the Federal Government, including but not limited to licensure, physical examination, and background investigations. Preferred Experience: Board certification of Board eligibility in Orthopedic Surgery. Reference: VA regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2, Physician Qualification Standard. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.)

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