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Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon)
location icon Memphis, TN
Overview
Summary
Summary

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his
widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans? The Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who
served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and
personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people~ our Veterans. VA professionals feel good
about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of
predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and
professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed
Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).
The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington, WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.

NOTE: A RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.
Duties
Responsibilities

The VA Medical Center Memphis, a level A VA facility, is seeking full-time Orthopedic Surgeon, board certified or board eligible in internal medicine.

The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Uses surgical, medical or physical means to investigate, preserve and restore functions to a patient's extremities or spine
  • Deals with both primary and secondary musculoskeletal issues of a patient's central nervous system, such as tumors, injuries, degenerative disease, trauma, congenital deformities and infections.
  • Specializes in the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, joints and nerves, which let our bodies move
  • Specializes in such areas as foot and ankle orthopedics, orthopedic sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, adult reconstructive orthopedics, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic spine surgery, hand surgery and orthopedic trauma.
  • Provides medical care by performing physical exams, designing treatment and therapeutic plans, and keeping track of patient progress to determine what needs to be done.
  • Performs back and spinal surgeries, joint replacement surgery, and repair fractures in bones.
  • Accepts patient referrals from other physicians, reviewing records and planning treatment options.
  • Meets with patients to proceed with specialized testing or further examination of the physical condition that lead to the referral.
  • Examines patients including physical examinations, ordering x-rays, MRl's or other testing sources.
  • Plans specialized after surgery care, coordinating follow up medical support and meeting with patients after surgery to answer questions and monitor recovery.
  • Manages record keeping, patient charts and all required surgical and hospital records as needed.
  • Administrative duties will be specific to General Surgery/Surgical Service as designated by the Chief of Surgery to include preventive medicine and emergency preparedness.

Work Schedule: Varies depending on the needs of the facility
graph of estimated pay ranges
$101,967
$400,000
Job Details
Application Open Date
11/15/2017

Application Close Date
9/30/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
United States Citizens

Status
Full-Time


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      This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

      It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

      This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA

      Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule

      A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA,
      career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding
      an Alternate Application.

      Benefits

      A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal
      employee, you and. your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career
      very rewarding.
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      Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid
      vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement
      System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and
      life. For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/jobs/job benefits/benefits.asp
      (http://www.va.gov/jobs/job benefits/benefits.asp)

      If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your
      career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or
      intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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    • Qualifications

      BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

      a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
      citizens in accordance with section A, chapter 3, paragraph 3g, this part.)
      b. Education. 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:
      (1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the
      degree was granted, or
      (2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
      (3) 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. '

      Licensure and Registration. Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.

      Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate
      Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
      (2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided
      an applicant with appropriate professional training.

      Physical Requirements. The physical requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical
      ability of the applicant to satisfactory perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite
      laboratory and other screening as required by Federal, regulatory agencies.

      English Language Proficiency. Physicians appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).

      References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G2, PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD

      Education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel (for physicians and dentists) in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

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      HOW TO APPLY
      : All applicants are encouraged to apply on line.

      To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation
      specified in the Required Documents section below.

      The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday September 30, 2018 to receive
      consideration.

      1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts
      to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational
      questionnaire.
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      date.

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      application will be incomplete.

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    • Series: 0602-Medical Officer
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings: 1
      Job Position: RZ-18-CSN10080843-T38-OCA

      Responsibilities

      The VA Medical Center Memphis, a level A VA facility, is seeking full-time Orthopedic Surgeon, board certified or board eligible in internal medicine.

      The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
      • Uses surgical, medical or physical means to investigate, preserve and restore functions to a patient's extremities or spine
      • Deals with both primary and secondary musculoskeletal issues of a patient's central nervous system, such as tumors, injuries, degenerative disease, trauma, congenital deformities and infections.
      • Specializes in the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, joints and nerves, which let our bodies move
      • Specializes in such areas as foot and ankle orthopedics, orthopedic sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, adult reconstructive orthopedics, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic spine surgery, hand surgery and orthopedic trauma.
      • Provides medical care by performing physical exams, designing treatment and therapeutic plans, and keeping track of patient progress to determine what needs to be done.
      • Performs back and spinal surgeries, joint replacement surgery, and repair fractures in bones.
      • Accepts patient referrals from other physicians, reviewing records and planning treatment options.
      • Meets with patients to proceed with specialized testing or further examination of the physical condition that lead to the referral.
      • Examines patients including physical examinations, ordering x-rays, MRl's or other testing sources.
      • Plans specialized after surgery care, coordinating follow up medical support and meeting with patients after surgery to answer questions and monitor recovery.
      • Manages record keeping, patient charts and all required surgical and hospital records as needed.
      • Administrative duties will be specific to General Surgery/Surgical Service as designated by the Chief of Surgery to include preventive medicine and emergency preparedness.

      Work Schedule: Varies depending on the needs of the facility