VA AmarilloHealthcare System is seekinghighly motivated Orthopedic Physicianto provide comprehensivemedical care to theAmarillo VA in Amarillo, Texasan assigned panelof adult patientsin an outpatient setting.
The staff orthopedist is required to deliver surgical procedures in the operating room, and clinical services in the Orthopedic Section within Surgical Service. Responsibilities include performing surgical operations, outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures and clinic duties, and outpatient and inpatient surgery consultations for new and established patients. Participate in ward/ICU rounds and any other relevant activities as necessary for initial and follow-up patient care. The orthopedist is expected to follow each patient through the full continuum of care process to include admissions, discharges, performing histories and physicals when pre-surgical evaluation is not available, requesting and writing orders for diagnostic tests and procedures for pre-op, prior to surgery, and completing informed consents as required. The orthopedist is also responsible for educating patients and family members. Full-time orthopedists will participate in the rotation of on-call duties per on-call schedule; night, weekend and holiday call may be required. The orthopedist will adhere to policies and procedures regarding the completion of all required orders, operation/procedure notes/reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, clinical reminders, and all other required medical documentation. The orthopedist will ensure the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance, Joint Commission and VA Central Office performance measure standards. Additionally, the orthopedist will train and provide supervision for mid-levels in all aspects of their duties as required.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm
Recruitment and/or Relocation Expensesmaybe areAuthorized for this position
Thisis athe bargaining unit position.
The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: a. Citizenship. Citizenship of the United States. b. Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. c. Licensure and Registration. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in ANY State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure. d. Physicians must have completed 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.
Applicants for renewal of clinical privileges must demonstrate competence and volume of experience of 200 evaluations, assessments or interventions with acceptable results in the privileges requested for the past 24 months based on results of quality assessment/improvement activities and outcomes. Evidence of current ability to perform privileges requested is required of all applicants for renewal of privileges.
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.
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.
Veteran Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and furnish a legible copy of your DD Form 214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more, please review the information for disabled veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
You must provide a complete application package which includes: * CV or Resumé * Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire * Any other documents required by thechecklist