A general surgeon is a medical doctor who possesses the advanced training and experience, as well as the license, to perform operations on several areas of the body. General surgeons are qualified to operate on the following areas: abdomen, alimentary tract, soft tissue, endocrine system, head, and neck. Additionally, burn trauma, oncology, vascular and thoracic surgeries may be performed by these individuals. The selectee for this position will be an important part of the care team responsible for providing access to General Surgery services for Veterans in the Salisbury system represented by the main medical center in Salisbury and two outpatient health care centers in Kernersville and Charlotte. Position Details: Capability of providing wide scope of General Surgery care No trauma Colorectal expertise preferred but not required MIS and/or Robotic Surgery experience or interest preferred but not required. The main medical center has two Xi Robotic Surgery systems and is one of the busiest Robotic General Surgery Programs in the nation Education of Residents, Medical Students and PA Students- academic affiliations with Wake Forest Health and VCOM. Academic appointments are encouraged but not required. Practice locations will include Salisbury and at least one of our two outpatient Health Care Centers in Charlotte and Kernersville, each of which have outpatient operating rooms. Selectee will participate in call rotation for coverage of the ED and main medical center in Salisbury, NC Duties include but are not limited to the following: In addition to compliance with national and local regulatory, policy, and accreditation requirements governing this health care system, this position encompasses the following responsibilities, in partnership with his/her Administrative Officer and the support of the section chiefs, and supervisors. The incumbent requires appropriate time mapping and resources to ensure they are empowered to meet expected proficiencies in administration, clinical practice, education, and research. Patient Care: Practitioners are expected to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease, and care at the end of life. Medical/Clinical Knowledge: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others. Clinical Judgment: To ensure practice-based learning and improvement, practitioners are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care. Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of the health care team. Professionalism: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, and understanding and sensitivity to diversity, and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession Systems-Based Practice: Practitioners are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve optimizing health care. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Not applicable Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.