This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Responsibilities include: 1. Coordinating with the Service Chief to correctly map time spent in the following activities: clinical care, research, education, administration/service, accounting for all hours on tour. 2. Inpatient consults, outpatient clinic, staffing and attending supervision of OR cases, ICU and ward attending. 3. Coordination with Service Leadership of credentialing processes for Orthopedic providers with WOC or contract appointments. 4. The Chief is responsible for ensuring timely completion of training and documentation responsibilities for all clinical staff on the Orthopedic Surgery service. 5. Oversight and coordination of the Orthopedic Attending call schedule for business daytime and WHEN (weekends, holidays, evenings, nights) hours, and with DHMC contract providers when applicable. On-Call expectations will be no more than one of every three nights / weekends/ holidays. 6. Supervision of Orthopedic staff, trainees, and students. This will be done in collaboration with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock residency training director, the ACOS for Education at the White River Junction VHA Medical Center and (if applicable) the WRJ site-director for student clerkships. In concert with the other orthopedic attendings, the Chief is responsible to ensure orthopedic surgery residents participate in all VA e-learning, compliance and documentation requirements. 7. Education time is mapped specifically to non-clinical activities and administrative obligations related to teaching and training with academic partners. 8. Attendance at Surgical Service Morbidity & Mortality conference and scheduled Service Staff meetings, and periodic involvement in hospital committees and quality improvement actives as directed by the Chief of Surgical Services. 9. Surgical cases will be entered in the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program database and clinical outcomes of the Orthopedic Surgery Program are monitored within the expectations of that program. They will work with the Surgical Quality Nurse (SQN) and the Service leadership (Chief, Associate Chiefs and Office of Quality, Safety and Value (QSV) to recognize and remediate deficiencies. 10. A Focused Professional Proficiency Evaluation (FPPE) is required upon initial employment, and an Ongoing Professional Proficiency Evaluation (OPPE) twice annually consistent with WRJ VA Policy. 11. Proficiency reports on accomplishment of Section and Department goals will be completed annually, along with ECF (Executive Career Field) Performance Template which review performance related to VHA and facility goals. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Possible for highly qualified applicant Relocation Incentive: Possible for current VHA Physicians 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: TBD
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