Orthopedic Surgery opportunity in East Orange, NJ with the Department of Veterans Affairs
The East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System is seeking to add an Orthopedic Surgeon to join our team. This position offers Student Loan Repayment and the opportunity to work with residents from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson New Jersey Medical School. The ideal provider will have experience in Total Joints and Revisions. This is both and Inpatient and Outpatient opportunity with minimal call requirement. Research opportunities are available.
East Orange, New Jersey, nicknamed “The Crossroads of New Jersey,” is conveniently located just miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and less than 30 minutes from New York City. With approximately 65,000 residents, the four square miles of East Orange are adjacent to the municipalities of Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and Newark. Originally founded as a township in 1863, East Orange became incorporated as a city on January 1, 1909. By the close of the 19th century, East Orange was an agriculturally rich area populated by oil tycoons and Newark industrialists. After World War II, it became a growing destination for the migration of black middle class from the South, as well as southern parts of the state. Population Boom! Known for its spacious homes and wide tree-lined streets, East Orange experienced a huge population surge between 1940-1950, paving the way for the addition of luxury high-rise buildings and a boom of commercial businesses along Main Street and Central Avenue. Once called the “Fifth Avenue of New Jersey,” Central Avenue attracted shoppers from around the state. Transit Village
Transportation continues to be one of East Orange’s greatest assets. At the peak of its industrial growth, East Orange had three train lines, three trolley lines and six stations within the 3.9 square miles of the city. Today, the city is one of 28 cities to be designated as a Transit Village and its Brick Church and East Orange Train Stations offer daily direct service to midtown Manhattan. Best of Urban & Suburban Living
Currently home to a diverse cultural mecca of people representing countries from around the globe, East Orange combines the best of urban and suburban living. Spacious and affordable housing, a low crime rate, main commercial corridors, distinctive Caribbean and Southern cuisine, transit access and historic green spaces make East Orange a quintessential city for urban renewal.
Working for the Department of Veteran Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part:
49 days paid time off annually including; 26 days paid vacation, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses (subject to budget availability)
on average federal government pays 75% of your premium on your health care insurance
possible annual performance bonus of 7.5% up to a max $15,000 annually
VA contributes 9.6% of your salary toward federal retirement
No malpractice insurance as you are covered by the federal tort law
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
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About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Ken Mitchell
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.