The Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina is actively seeking a well-qualified physician (Orthopedic Surgeon) with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. The staff Orthopedic Surgeon is responsible for the care of the orthopedic surgery patient in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized to the highest qualified applicant Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid 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) 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 The staff Orthopedic Surgeon's functions as a coordinator between the other Orthopedic surgeons and other team members and will establish and maintain relations with other key services to include (but not limited to): Surgery and Medicine Services, Medical Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Primary Care, Prosthetics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nursing, Social Work, and Radiology. The Orthopedic Surgery Section manages a broad range of disease states in patients with both non-operative as well as surgical treatment options. These patients often have severe concomitant medical problems, mental health and chronic pain issues and are multi-symptomatic. This intense interaction requires that the Orthopedic surgeon make and implement sound and reasonable decisions and demonstrate above average personal and team performance/cooperation. Relentless attention to detail and unmitigated integrity is required. The Orthopedic Surgeon develops and coordinates patient care programs based upon the patient complaint(s) and pathology and performs, as a minimum, the following duties: Demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat general surgery patients. Inpatient and Outpatient Clinic consultation and follow-up, admission History and Physicals, preoperative evaluations, surgery posting notes, orders, operative notes and reports, progress notes, and discharge planning and summaries. Assume primary responsibility for admissions and patients under their care. May be supervised and coordinated with residents/mid-levels/students if they are present on service. Develop and provide medical education/counseling of patients and their families with a focus on delivery of evidence based, outcomes focused, veteran centric care. Promote contemporary patient care programs for orthopedic surgery patients and periodically review and update them based upon current and/or new, broadly accepted concepts. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
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.