Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts
Summary 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 Responsibilities The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) is seeking a full-time orthopedic surgeon with residency in orthopedics, and fellowship in orthopedic surgery. Completion of an accredited training program in orthopedics with additional independent experience in basic hand surgery, joint arthroplasty, trauma, and arthroscopy is needed. Successful candidates will have an outstanding clinical and academic track record with interest in the education of residents and fellows. Teaching trainees is a major component of this position. Selection will be made based on experience, leadership, and ability to perform a wide range of orthopedic procedures, including hand trauma. The VABHS Orthopedics department is affiliated with Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Credentials should allow for appointment as an Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School or Boston University School of Medicine. Candidates must be Board Eligible, or American Board Certified in orthopedics, and possess a full, active, and unrestricted license in any state. U.S. Citizenship is required. Compensation will be competitive with the major academic medical centers in the region. In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, we offer a generous leave and benefits package. For more information visit: www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance. Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Telework/Virtual/Remote Work: Not Authorized Relocation Incentives: Authorized Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm The orthopedic surgeon position is located in Surgical Service at the Boston/Jamaica Plain location. This position is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Applicants must submit a CV/Resume for this position NOTIFICATIONS: -- This position is a non-Bargaining Unit position. - The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses and CBOC's. - Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered. - This position is in the Excepted Service. - 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. - Selectee will be required to complete the credentialing process. - Applicant's education, length of practice, will be considered by a Market Pay Review process in determining the salary of the applicant selected. - Permanent appointment in this position is subject to review by the Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) that will review the selected candidate's education and experience. - Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.- Incomplete applications will not be considered. - Participation in seasonal influenza program may be required. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications 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. Education: 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: 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: Completion of 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. Board Certification: Board Eligible or Board Certified Language: Proficiency in spoken and written English. Physical requirements: Evaluation of physical, cognitive and emotional fitness of candidates for appointment in VA is required prior to appointment. Candidates must be capable of interactions with patients and health care personnel in a caring and professional manner. The candidate must be able to tolerate physically taxing workloads, to function effectively under stress, to adapt to changing environments, and to display flexibility. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. 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. Education Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA Physician Brochure. Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of eight (8) hours per biweekly pay period. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.