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Physician Chief Orthopedic Surgeon

Little Rock, AR, USA | USA Government

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    Government / Military
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    General Management
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Job Description:
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The Section Chief will work under direction of, and report directly to, the Surgery Service Chief. In addition to maintaining consistent clinical staffing levels within the Section to meet the demands of the facility, the Section Chief will ensure that all appropriate modalities of Orthopedic care are available to Veteran patients undergoing surgical procedures. The Section Chief is responsible for maintaining clinical privileges and licensure. We have a close affiliation with UAMS and participate in their residency teaching programs.

The selected candidate will be responsible for performing duties to include but not limited:

Responsible for supervision of all staff within the section with varying specialties.

The Section Chief of Orthopedics will provide administrative, clinical, and programmatic leadership for the Orthopedic Section to maintain clinical and educational excellence, as monitored by various VHA metrics.

Additional administrative duties include, but not limited to, maintaining Orthopedic Provider HR folders, completing mid-year and year-end assessments for Surgeons and proficiency reports for subordinate Staff Orthopedic Surgeons.

Perform surgical operations within the approved scope of practice.

Provide comprehensive Orthopedic care services as well as follow-up care of existing conditions and management of emergency situations;

Provides pre-operative and post-operative orthopedic services, including hospital rounds for orthopedic patients;

Surgery in the Operating Room, averaging one to five (1-5) cases per day.

Conduct weekly outpatient and inpatient clinics, averaging twenty to twenty-five (20-25) patients per day

Perform hospital rounds on orthopedic patients;

Document services through appropriate notes, such as history and physical, progress notes, operative notes and discharge summaries

The candidate shall be expected to cooperate with and participate in medical duties or functions related to quality of care, peer review, improvement and with other performance improvement activities at the direction of the Section Chief Orthopedics, Chief Surgery Service, and the Chief of Staff.

Provide on-call coverage for the Orthopedic Service on a rotating basis with other Attending Orthopedic Surgeons

Educate Residents and students in the principles and therapy of complex and basic Orthopedic Surgery.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Various shifts and call

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0602 Medical Officer

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Conditions of Employment

United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy

Designated and/or random drug testing required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

You may be required to serve a probationary period

Subject to a background/security investigation

Must be proficient in written and spoken English


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.

Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience:

Board Certified or Board Eligible in Orthopedics.

Experience teaching and supervising Medical Student/Residents.

Ten years leadership experience in a complex multidisciplinary Orthopedic service

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is desired. If selected for this position, per VHA Directive 1177, you must possess current BCLS certification as you will provide direct clinical care to patients in this position.

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