The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Physician (Total Joint Surgeon). The Physician will function in Surgical Service. 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. 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. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Two years of experience due to the high degree of complex orthopedic cases. Board certified or eligible in orthopedic surgery. Fellowship training in orthopedics with an interest or experience in Primary and Revision Total Joints Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies. Areas of Consideration - Applicants will be considered in the below listed order. First Area of Consideration (Facility Employees) - Current, permanent VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System employees (this includes Outpatient Clinics, permanent employees of the Veteran Canteen Service assigned to this facility, Office of Information & Technology employees assigned to this facility, CPAC bargaining unit employees located at the Cleveland VAMC, and Virtual CBOPC bargaining unit employees under station 741 located at the Cleveland VAMC. Second Area of Consideration (Other VA Employees) - Current, permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees (VA employees who are located somewhere other than the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System). Third Area of Consideration (External Candidates) - All other United States Citizens. ["The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, a teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University, is recruiting for a full-time Orthopedic Surgeon. Major duties and responsibilities include: Performing Orthopedic Surgery: Primary total joint arthroplasty and revision joint arthroplasty, with a mix of general orthopedic cases. Providing pre-operative and post-operative outpatient care. Providing inpatient consultation and management. Participating in resident teaching. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Weekend and night call required) Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay) EDRP: 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. Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 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 VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Take a look at VA's Top 20 Reasons Doctors Enjoy Working at VA and VHA Physician's Brochure"]
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