This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Additional Requirement: Board Certified/Board Eligible Orthopedic Physician; Preferred Experience: Experienced in total joint procedures; 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: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; Environmental Factors: Constant noise; Working around machinery with moving parts; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working closely with others; Working alone; ["This position is in Surgery Service, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, ID. This position is open to a Board Certified/Board Eligible Orthopedic Physician. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Recruitment Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be approved for a highly qualified candidate.\nPermanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Relocation Assistance may be approved for a highly qualified candidate.\nEducation Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more.\nEDRP Authorized: Contact Stacy Hermann at Stacy.Hermann@va.gov or Taia Henderson at Taia.Henderson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinators, for questions/assistance. 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\nMalpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided\nContract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting The Orthopedic Physician will have excellent clinical skills and experience in the full range of Surgical Orthopedic care. Duties include but are not limited to the following: - Provide direct patient care in outpatient clinic settings, inpatient units, and operative care.\n- Maintain professional competency, courtesy and flexibility and provide the necessary services of this specialty.\n- Perform all aspects of Orthopedic within approved credentials and privileges.\n- Participate in program planning, objectives, policies and standards essential to delivery of quality care.\n- Participate in all aspects of the Orthopedic Section.\n- Manage patient workload within available staffing, which may include support of mid-levels, student, and resident education. Document all clinical encounter consistent within established guidelines. The incumbent has excellent organizational skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for delivering Orthopedic services to a diverse population of Veterans. He/she will work closely and collaboratively with the medicine, primary care, specialty care and other disciplines. The incumbent may also participate in program development, quality improvement, and evaluation processes. Depending on the specific qualifications of the Orthopedic Physician and the specific position's source funding, the allocation of these duties will vary. Orthopedic positions in the Surgical Service are licensed, independent providers who is highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a broad range of health problems. Work Schedule: 7:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday;"]
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.