The Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina is currently recruiting for a Physician, Orthopedic Surgeon.
The incumbent is responsible for the admissions and medical care of patients, may coordinate these activities with residents/fellows/students if present on service, and should possess leadership qualities. Provides inpatient and outpatient operative surgical care for the Orthopedic patient. Demonstrates the ability to diagnose and treat Orthopedic surgery patients seen in consultation with other health care providers. Promotes patient care programs for Orthopedic surgery patients and periodically updates them based upon current and new concepts. Leads the integration of the activities in Orthopedic surgery services, including patients of other health care programs. Participates in long range planning and model development for effective delivery of Orthopedic care and promotes adherence to cyber-security. Demonstrates leadership by promotinga distinctive and contributory role of the orthopedic surgeon in providing Orthopedic care within the Charles George VA Medical Center.
The Orthopedic Surgeon is responsible for the care and health relatedneeds of the Orthopedic surgery patient in both the inpatient/outpatient settings.
This position will include on-call, Orthopedic emergencies, and surgical duties in addition to non-operative clinical responsibilities. The Orthopedic Surgeon also functions and coordinates with the other attending physicians and other team members and will help establish/maintain relations with other key services to include (but not limited to): Medical Service, Prosthetics, Nursing, Social Work, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitative Services, Radiology, Primary Care, Dietetics and support staff. Successful inter- and intra-service and facility facilitation is a critical aspect of the position. The Orthopedic Surgeon is directly responsible to the Chief of Orthopedics, The Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff for all clinical and administrative duties. The Orthopedic Surgeon is also responsible for coordination between the rotating Duke Residents and related Staff, to fulfill the needs of the Orthopedic Service and their patients.
The Orthopedic Surgeon shall coordinate patient care programs based upon the patient's condition and shall perform as a minimum, the following duties:
* Admission history and physicals, pre operative evaluations, orders, progress notes, aftercare plans and discharge summaries.
* Provide and develop medical education/counseling of patients and their families with focus on excellent customer service.
* Exhibits leadership and primary responsibility for admissions and medical care of patients, may coordinate these activities with residents/fellows/students if present on service.
* Provide inpatient/outpatient operative surgical care for the orthopedic patient.
* Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat Orthopedic surgery patients seen in consultation with other health care providers.
* Promote patient care programs for orthopedic surgery service with other patient care programs at the facility.
* Participate in long range planning and model development for effective delivery of Orthopedics care and promotes adherence to cyber-security initiatives.
* Demonstrates leadership in promoting the distinctive and contributory role of the Orthopedic Surgeon in providing Orthopedic care within the VA Healthcare System.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM withon call hours
Functional Statement Title/#:Physician, Orthopedic Surgeon
A Recruitment incentivemay beauthorized for a highly qualified candidate.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement Friday, September 29, 2017.
* Citizenship of the United States. Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with Department of Veterans Affairs 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 anorthopedic residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.
* Proficiency in spoken and written English
* Physical requirements outlined below.
NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:?, Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standards
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. CV or Resume (required).
2. Online Occupational Questionnaire (required).View Occupational Questionnaire
3.VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors (required).
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 637-17-219-TJB-1945512 BU
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.