Physician (Staff - Orthopedic Surgeon)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 5/10/2019
This position is in support of Surgery Service and is located at our University Drive (Oakland, PA) facility.

The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is recruiting for a BC/BE orthopedic surgeon to join our growing program. We are seeking candidates with excellent clinical skills and experience in the full range of general orthopedic care. Research support may be available for qualified individuals. Competitive salary and benefits. VAPHS is one of the largest VA healthcare systems in the United States with state-of-the-art surgical technologies and serves as the acute tertiary care referral center for a large veteran population in Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.


The selected candidate will be responsible for performing the following duties to include but not limited to the following:
    • Expertise in total joint procedures and revisions preferable.
    • Knee and Hip replacement.
    • Provide comprehensive Orthopedic care services as well as follow-up care of existing conditions and management of emergency situations.
    • Provides pre-operative and post-operative Orthopedic services, including hospital rounds for orthopedic patients.
    • Perform Orthopedic Surgery in the Operating Room during established block times and during emergency call.
    • Conduct weekly outpatient and inpatient clinics.
    • Provide non operative orthopedic hospital rounds for orthopedic patients.
    • Document services through appropriate notes, such as history and physical, progress notes, operative notes and discharge summaries.
    • Educate Residents and students in the principles and therapy of complex and basic Orthopedic Surgery.
Work Schedule: Various
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/08/2020.
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.
  • Completion of residency training, 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.
Preferred Experience:
  • Board Certified/Board Eligible
  • Experience and training in invasive surgical techniques
  • Robotic surgery 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: Must be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of Physician under normal and emergent conditions. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices, heavy carrying of 15-44 lbs and over with assistive devices; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, both hands required, walking or standing up to 4 hours per day; repeated bending up to 1-2 hours per day; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination; near vision correctable; hearing aid permitted. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

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