Job opening: Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon)
Salary: $300 000 - 400 000 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Part-time
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems (CAVHS) is seeking a part time Orthopedic Surgeon Physician.
This is an Open Continuous Announcement and may be extended beyond the current closing date until the position(s) are filled. Eligible applications will be referred at regular intervals, as additional vacancies occur and/or on an as-needed basis during the duration of the announcement. Once a selection is made and offer is accepted the announcement may close pending no additional vacancies
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) consists of two inpatient campuses located at Little Rock and North Little Rock and eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCS). Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas, located in the central part of the state. Little Rock has earned a reputation among history buffs, foodies, and art lovers as an exciting place to live. Residents can spend their weekend exploring the historic Arkansas State Capitol, wandering through the Arkansas Art Center, or enjoying, the beautiful Ozark Mountains.VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): May be eligible for highly qualified applicants.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid 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)
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 (must be full-time with board certification)
Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Major duties to include but limited to the following:
~ Perform surgical operations within the approved scope of practice.
~ 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 services, including hospital rounds for orthopedic patients.
~ Surgery in the Operating Room, averaging one to five (1-5) cases per day.
~ Conduct weekly outpatient and inpatient clinics, averaging twenty to twenty-five (20-25) patients per day.
~ Perform hospital rounds on orthopedic patients.
~ Document services through appropriate notes, such as history and physical, progress notes, operative notes and discharge summaries.
~ The candidate shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities at the direction of the Section Chief Orthopedics, Chief of Surgery Service, and the Chief of Staff.
~ Provide on-call coverage for the Orthopedic Service on a rotating basis with other Attending Orthopedic Surgeons.
~ Educate Residents and students in the principles and therapy of complex and basic Orthopedic Surgery.
~ Incumbent will report to the Service Chief, Surgery Service or designee.
~ The incumbent will also be involved in program planning, objectives, policies, and standards essential to delivery of quality Orthopedic care.
~ Responsible to maintain equipment inventory and reporting any needs to the Service Business Manager immediately.
~ Responsible for providing appropriate education for the patient and/or family members regarding the patient's illness and management.
~ Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 6:30am to 3:00pm with rotating on call two days a month.
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.
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.
~ Board Eligible/Board Certified in Orthopedics.
~ Fellowship in varying sub specialties of orthopedics, specifically shoulder and elbow fellowship.
~ Experience teaching and/or supervising Medical Student/Residents in an administrative and clinical setting.
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: Light to heavy carrying and lifting over 45 pounds, pushing 8 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 8 hours, standing 8 hours, repeated pending 2 hours, both legs required, near vision correctable at 13' to 16' to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, mental stability, emotional stability.
Environmental Factors: Excessive noise intermittent, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work.
Degree of Doctor of Medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
- Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
- Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
- For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant. [If the applicant does not claim an ECFMG certificate, facility officials must still confirm that the medical school meets (or met) ECFMG eligibility requirements for the year the candidate graduated.]
NOTE: The Under Secretary of Health or designee in the VHA Central Office may approve the appointment under authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405 of a physician graduate of a school of medicine not covered above if the candidate is to be assigned to a research, academic, or administrative position with no patient care responsibilities. The appointment will be made only in exceptional circumstances where the candidate's credentials clearly demonstrate high professional attainment or expertise in the specialty area.
- Address John L McClellan Memorial Veterans' Hospital
4300 West Seventh Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
- Name: Brandon Bulen
- Phone: 479-409-9143
- Email: [email protected]