The Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at ECHCS leads a diverse team of Physicians, PAs, Nurses as well as residents while managing all aspects of the Orthopaedic service line including monitoring/improving the service in regards to access, efficiency, productivity, and patient/staff satisfaction.
Attend I oversight of all Orthopaedic Surgery Clinics.
Analyze patient medical history, medication allergies, physical condition, and examination results to verify operation's necessity and determine best procedure.
Provide preoperative and postoperative treatments and procedures, such as sedatives,diets, antibiotics, and preparation and treatment of the patient's operative area.
Examine patient to provide information on medical condition and surgical risk.
Follow established surgical techniques during the operation.
Operate on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent and treat diseases, or improve or restore patients' ankle functions.
Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioners when necessary.
Examine instruments, equipment, and operating room to ensure sterility.
Provide consultation and surgical assistance to other physicians and surgeons.
Responsible for ensuring personal qualities; such as emotional stability, dependability, positive relations with VA and DOD staff and community, adherence to ethical standards, eliciting cooperation, attendance/participation in clinic meetings and peer councils.
Attends administrative meetings of the VA ECHCS Surgical Service as requested.
Works cooperatively with the Chief of Surgical Services on issues pertinent to EPRP performances measures and monitors.
Makes recommendations for strategic planning for the VA ECHCS Surgical Service in regards to matters that are related to Orthopaedic Care.
Other tasks as delegated by the Chief of Surgical Services and/or Chief of Staff
Work Schedule: Full-Time Tour of Duty: M-F 8-1630pm
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 an institution who accreditation was in place 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 a first-year residency, 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.
Boardeligible or board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Supervisory and Leadership skills.
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.
light carrying less than 15 pounds, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, walking 1 hour, standing 2 hours, mostly sitting, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in other eye, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid permitted), working with hands in water, working closely with others, protracted or irregular hours of work.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s): *Resume
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *DD-214 *OF-306 *Other(10-2850, Application for Physicians) *Other Veterans Document *SF-15 *SF-50 *Transcript
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 1980660.
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.