The Orthopedic provider serves as a practicing provider who is responsible for the overall management of Orthopedic patients Tennessee Valley Health Care System (TVHS). The Orthopedic is responsible for administrative tasks associated with clinic operations, provides leadership and direction to support staff and works closely with, and under authorization of the supervising physician. This position reports directly to the Chief of Orthopedics. 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. 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. 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. Preferred Experience: A general or fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon comfortable in total joint replacement including shoulder hip and knee, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, and general open surgery for fractures. 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: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service. ["Please note that this position will report to both the Nashville and Murfreesboro campuses. Duties include, but are not limited to: Provide quality inpatient/outpatient care in accordance with approved clinical privileges. Maintain a high degree of excellence in clinical outcomes while providing efficient patient care throughout Maintain professional competency, courtesy and flexibility and provide the necessary services of this specialty. Attend and participate in outpatient clinics and take an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and complete timely documentation in the patient electronic records. Collaborative patient management along with the other departments and sections of the hospitals including, but not limited to, laboratory, Medicine, Radiology, and the auxiliary services. Evaluate and treat Orthopedic Surgical emergencies in the Emergency Department, Outpatient clinic, Inpatient ward, ICU, and the Operating Room. Proficient in General Orthopedic Surgery with the ability to perform total joint replacement including shoulder hip and knee, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, and general open surgery for fractures not required to be trained in spine and foot and ankle. Participation in the teaching programs of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Provide educational opportunities for students of medicine, residents, nursing, pharmacy, and others. Residents in training in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, and family practice also receive instruction from Surgical Service staff. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting employees (e.g., RNs, LPNs, technicians, administrative support staff) assigned to the unit during the performance of duties. Such direction and interaction will adhere to government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocol. Attend all meetings required by the Organization and the Surgery Service in particular, 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 TVHS 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 COS, Surgical Service, Orthopedic Section chief or Surgical Service Health System Specialist. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours to be determined. Occasional night, weekend, and holiday call is required. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer 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)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory\nCME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement (must be full-time with board certification)\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting\nVA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards."]
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.