The Salisbury VA Medical Center is recruiting for a full-time joint replacement Orthopedic Surgeon (preferably with ability to do revisions as well) . The Orthopedic service functions under the overall management of the Section Chief of Orthopedics. The physician functions within an interdisciplinary staff consisting of physicians, physician extenders, administrators and clerical staff. He/she is responsible and accountable for ensuring the provision of comprehensive orthopedic surgery/clinical services, and complies with established policies within the Department of Surgery/Orthopedic section.The Physician must have skills in joint replacements. The Orthopedic Surgeon will see new patients, provide consultations for both follow-ups and post-operative patients; staff the operating room, supervise physician-residents, and participate in covering on-call duties in rotation (must take call at 1:4 with 15 minutes for call-back via telephone and 60 minute drive-time to VA). The incumbent Orthopedic Surgeon must be eligible for a faculty appointment at Wake Forest School of Medicine (Salisbury VAMC's primary academic affiliate). He/she is expected to supervise residents and medical students and participate in the lecture didactics schedule. He/she will work as a member of a modern, technical, surgical team and will interact with all disciplines in the medical facility. A selection can be made anytime during the opened period.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Subject to change based on the needs of the facility.
Citizen of the United States.Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens. Degree of doctor of medicine or equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathis medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was complete. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia.
Candidates must be board eligible or board certified.
Refer to VA Handbook 5005, part II Chap 3, Appendix II-G2(Physicians)
Must be proficient in spoken and written English (for direct patient care)
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or r?Šsum?Š. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
4.If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).
5. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).