The Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon position is at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care Center in Temple, TX and is aligned in the Orthopedic Surgery Section within Surgical Service. The Orthopedist delivers surgical procedures in the operating room and clinical services in the Orthopedic Section. This is an Open Continuous Announcement. Applications will be reviewed weekly or at the request of management. This announcement will remain open until filled or until closed at the request of management. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 POSITION DUTIES Performs surgical operations, outpatient ambulatory surgical procedures and clinic duties, and outpatient and inpatient surgery consultations for new and established patients. Participates in ward/ICU rounds and any other relevant activities as necessary for initial and follow-up patient care. Follows each patient through the full continuum of care process to include admissions, discharges, performing histories and physicals when pre-surgical evaluation is not available, requesting and writing orders for diagnostic tests and procedures for pre-op, prior to surgery, and completing informed consents as required. Responsible for educating patients and family members. Participate in the rotation of on-call duties per on-call schedule; night, weekend and holiday call may be required. Adheres to policies and procedures regarding the completion of all required orders, operation/procedure notes/reports, discharge summaries, progress notes, clinical reminders, and all other required medical documentation. Ensures the most effective delivery of care, while meeting and exceeding compliance, Joint Commission and VA Central Office performance measure standards. Trains and provides supervision for medical students and residents in all aspects of their surgery rotations as required. CTVHCS is affiliated with Texas A&M Health Science Center, and applicants should be qualified for academic appointments. Transfers and receives external Veteran patients from other VA and non-VA facilities as appropriate. May be required to provide "medical opinions", "internal and external" peer reviews. Attends surgical staff meetings, complete all required Talent Management System (TMS), must complete all medical documentation in a timely manner as directed by the Veterans Health Administration and local CTVHCS policies. Adheres to and follows all VA policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure patient safety and ensure high quality of care is provided to Veterans. Orthopedist may also be required to perform special projects/duties as directed by the ACOS, Surgical Service, Orthopedic Section chief or Surgical Service Administrative Officer. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or 8:00 am - 4:30 am
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.