The West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center is seeking an Orthopedic Surgeon with strong interest and experience or fellowship training in upper extremity and handorthopedic surgery to includeshoulder arthroplasty.Reverse total shoulder experience a plus. As Orthopedic Staff Surgeon, incumbent is accountable to the Chief, Surgical Service, for assuring the most effective delivery of care in Orthopedic Surgery Section while meeting and exceeding compliance standards. The Orthopedic surgeon participates in and/or manages all aspects of a general orthopedic surgery program, to include inpatient and outpatient clinical, administrative, academic, and research components if warranted. The Orthopedic physician works effectively with Surgical Service administrative staff, Anesthesiology Section, Operating Room/Recovery Room Team, and the Surgical Clinic team. The Orthopedic physician performs the administrative components of patient care management, such as: provides dictation of progress notes, OP reports, discharge summaries, signatures, and consultation referrals for inpatients and outpatients, etc. The Orthopedic physician provides surgical treatment for patients with musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, including adult major joint reconstructive services. The Orthopedic physician must possess computer skills to access and input typed data on each patient into the computerized patient record system (CPRS). The Orthopedists performs other directly related duties as required including on-call rotation.
The entire Medical Center utilizes an electronic medical record system, which requires that all physicians be/become computer literate. An active, unrestricted license in any state is required as well as U.S. citizenship.
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION:Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Work Schedule:7:30 am to 4:00 pm Functional Statement Title/#:OrthopedicSurgeon
Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.
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.
Preferred Experience:Fellowship trainedorthopedic surgeon in hand and upper extremity
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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:Stand for long hours. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
*Cover Letter *Other(VA Form 10-2850 Application for Physicians) *Other Veterans Document *Resume *Transcript
Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1937263.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.