Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Lebanon, PA

Posted Date 8/13/2019
Description This is an open-continuous announcement. We will accept application packets on an on-going basis; however, eligible and qualified applicants that have submitted complete application packets will be referred to the selecting official at various intervals. If the vacancy is filled prior to the closing date, the announcement will be closed.The Lebanon VA Medical Center is seeking a permanent full-time Orthopedic Surgeon to assume a staff position. The Lebanon VA Medical Center serves Veterans with diverse surgical needs. The facility is seeking candidates with excellent clinical skills and experience in the full range of general orthopedic care including major joint replacement. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide direct patient care as well as resident supervision and clinical instruction in the operating room, outpatient clinic and inpatient settings
  • Attend, participate and supervise residents/students in outpatient clinics and take an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records
  • Follow the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines established for resident supervision, including those documentation requirements in the electronic patient health care record
  • Supervise residents/students in the clinical instruction and the performance of any procedure whether in the operating room or at the bedside appropriate to their level of graduate responsibility
  • Participate in call coverage
  • Maintain professional competency, courtesy and flexibility or provide the necessary services of this specialty.
  • Provide surgical treatment for patients with musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, including adult major joint reconstructive service
Lebanon VA Medical Center is a teaching facility with strong residency programs. This position requires faculty appointment status for necessary supervision of residents/trainees.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 08:00AM - 4:30PM, unless otherwise approved. Call is required
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/12/2020.
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:
  1. Board certification in Orthopedic Surgery
  2. Experience with academic medical practice in a teaching hospital
  3. Experience with total joint arthroplasty
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 emergentconditions. 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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