The Minneapolis VA Health Care System seeks a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who will lead our extraordinary Orthopedic team of the Specialty Care Service Line. This challenging and rewarding full-time position requires the candidate to have demonstrated experience in successfully managing a busy orthopedic surgery department/division. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in effective and ethical leadership. The Minneapolis VA Medical Center (MN VAMC) Orthopedic Section is one of the busiest service lines within the Veterans Health Administration performing more than 1300 operating room cases, 300 clinic-based minor procedures, and 15,000 outpatient visits each year. Orthopedic care is provided by a large and diverse staff of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, and registered nurses. Subspecialty surgical services include elbow and hand, total joint arthroplasty, foot and ankle, shoulder, musculoskeletal oncology, and sports medicine. Duties and Responsibilities - Successfully manage our busy orthopedic surgery division. - Lead by example, effective and ethical leadership always. - Develop a disciplined culture of continuous improvement resulting in redesigned workflows, enhanced coordination of work activities, improved efficiency, and improved patient access to care. - Create and develop initiatives that ensure quality healthcare delivery to patients as well as ensuring patient safety. - Possess a strong desire to understand and address a broad spectrum of health care issues specific to the U. S. veteran population. - As a major site for training of University of Minnesota medical students and orthopedic residents, the candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the University of Minnesota Medical School and should have extensive experience in creating, coordinating, and supervising educational activities as well as conducting clinical training. - In addition to patient-care responsibilities in the clinic and operating room, administrative duties for this position include: Staff recruitment and development Staff performance evaluation Department work-flow and personnel issues Development of department policies and procedures Communication and implementation of medical center policies and initiatives Participation in University of Minnesota activities related to medical education and research. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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. EDRP Authorized: Contact Simon Jamieson email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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 - Day tour, requires call coverage rotation, weekdays, weekends and holidays
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.