The Orthopedic Surgeon will Admit, Evaluate, diagnose, provide consultation and care to adult patients, except as specifically excluded from practice, to correct or treat various conditions, illnesses, and injuries of the physical means including but not limited to congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, etc. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA 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 one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs 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. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Additional Requirement: This will be a competitive hire. Please open to the public. Position requires formal fellowship training in Joint Adult Reconstruction. Minimum 2 years of experience handling complex total knee and Hip revisions. Preferred Experience: Preferred Robotic 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. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs.); moderate carrying (15-44 lbs.); reaching over shoulders; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 4 hours); standing (up to 8 hours); repeated bending (up to 4 hours); both legs required; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/40 in the other; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; both eyes required; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of color; hearing (aid permitted). ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. The provision of consultation as well as the ordering of diagnostic studies and procedures related to the problem or disorder. The core privileges in this specialty include the procedures listed below and such other procedures that are extensions of the same techniques. Amputations/disarticulations Arterial puncture Biospy Regional anesthesia removal fixation device Debridement Peripheral nerve repair Tenomyotomy The Orthopedic Surgeon will Admit, Evaluate, diagnose, provide consultation to adult patients, except as specifically excluded from practice presenting with injuries and disorders of all structures of the hand and wrist by medical, surgical and rehabilitative means. The core privileges in this specialty include the procedures on the list below and such other procedures that are extensions of the same techniques and skills. Cutting, prep &attachment pedicle graft or flap Joint replacement metacarpal Tendon repair, graft, transfers, transplant Transposition Digits Position covers also Miami VA satellite clinics in Broward and Florida Keys. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): EDRP Authorized: Contact Facility EDRP Coordinator : Shani L. Reuter at Shani.Rueter@va.gov, VISN 8 CCOE for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30am - 04:00pm"]
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