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Job Title: Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Providence, RI
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Sports and Recreation, Medical
Job Description
Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon)

None

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.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education: Must possess a 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.
Licensure: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Maintains current ACLS and BLS Certification.

Preferred Experience:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Hand and Upper Limb

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:
The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

Work Schedule: The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of "on call" and working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. The staff physician is on-call 24/7 for 10.5 months per year and also participates in but not limited to taking phone calls from hospital staff and residents, coming into the facility nights or week-ends to manage care in the hospital or emergency room, if medically warranted, and providing surgery or performing appropriate surgical procedure on an emergency basis.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): ** Authorized **

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact Michele Gilbault, 401-459-4770 ext. 6719.

** This position is open until filled **

This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until Thursday, December 10, 2018. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the first cut-off date being 09/24/2018 with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days. Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes (upload C.V. as resume document type):

  • Resume


Optional to submit: VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists & Chiropractors can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Resume
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Education: Must possess a 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.
Licensure: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
  • Maintains current ACLS and BLS Certification.

Preferred Experience:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Hand and Upper Limb

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:
The physician should be physically and mentally capable to perform the duties of the position. Physical activities include sitting, standing (up to 2 hours) walking (up to 2 hours), heavy lifting (45 pounds or over), reaching above the shoulder, and repeated bending.

Work Schedule: The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of "on call" and working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. The staff physician is on-call 24/7 for 10.5 months per year and also participates in but not limited to taking phone calls from hospital staff and residents, coming into the facility nights or week-ends to manage care in the hospital or emergency room, if medically warranted, and providing surgery or performing appropriate surgical procedure on an emergency basis.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP): ** Authorized **

This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If selected for this position you must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount and program start date is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If selected for this position, please contact Michele Gilbault, 401-459-4770 ext. 6719.

** This position is open until filled **

This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until Thursday, December 10, 2018. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the first cut-off date being 09/24/2018 with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days. Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.
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Contact Email:nicholas.bess@va.gov
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