Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician (Orthopedic Surgeon) in Grand Junction, Colorado
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Grand Junction, CO
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent
Opened Thursday 9/22/2016 (197 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 4/24/2017 (17 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1800999
Recruitment/Relocation may be authorized to a highly qualified candidate.
Newly appointed employee(s) or employee(s) converted to permanent status, selected under this announcement, may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Funding, on the final award amount, is contingent on the availability of EDRP funds. Employee(s) must apply for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment or conversion. If eligible to apply, please call Human Resources Management Service at (970) 263-5068, or stop by Building 5 Room 207, Grand Junction VHCS, CO, for an application.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THE POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. REFERRALS WILL OCCUR WEEKLY.
Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE**
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
If you are looking for an exciting career challenge in a beautiful Colorado town the Grand Junction VHCS and surrounding areas have a lot to offer. The growing city has 60,000 residents making it the largest city in western Colorado and sits at 4,593 feet above sea level. Grand Junction is located on the Western Slope of Colorado where the weather is known to be mild throughout the year due to the lower altitude. Other well-known activities in the area are camping, hunting, hiking, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, golfing, rafting, fishing, skiing, and the vast amount of orchards and wineries. Grand Junction is known for the fresh peaches and other produce available, which in turn produce weekly farmer's market. Grand Junction also hosts a minor league team of the Colorado Rockies. Colorado Mesa University, a campus of the University of Colorado is located in Grand Junction as well. The Grand Valley is a destination for several athletic events including marathons, triathlons and mountain bike races. The annual Winefest highlights the nearly 30 wineries that make their home in Palisade, Colorado, also part of the Grand Valley. Grand Junction Veteran Health Care System (GJVHCS) is the home of Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic and is a full service acute care facility with both inpatient and outpatient services. The facility maintains 24/7 acute care service including ICU and an emergency department.
Special Employment Consideration:VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
Grand Junction VHCS is seeking a board certified/eligible general orthopedic surgeon. The qualified applicant must have an unrestricted state license. The position involves evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of orthopedic pathology. There is a high volume of total joint procedures, arthroscopy, and hand cases. Minimal trauma. On- call duties required. The applicant will participate in a wide range of activities to include clinic and outpatient evaluation of new and follow-up patients, inpatient consultations, surgery and peri-operative care. The applicant will also attend and be an active participant in hospital based committees.
- Not Required
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
- Background and/or Security Investigation required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
*Citizenship. *Citizen of the United States. (Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
Education. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from an institution whose accreditation was in place for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:
(1) Schools of medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for the year in which the degree was granted, or
(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.
(3) For foreign medical graduates not covered in (1) or (2) above, facility officials must verify with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) that the applicant has met requirements for certification, and must obtain a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if claimed by the applicant.
*Licensure and Registration. *Physicians must possess a 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. The physician must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active, current licensure.
Residency Training. Physicians must have completed 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. (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 accrediting bodies for graduate medical education, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), in the list published for the year the residency was completed, or
(2) Other residencies or their equivalents which the local Professional Standards Board determines to have provided an applicant with appropriate professional training.
English Language Proficiency. Physicians, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Preferred Experience:The highly desirable candidate should be able to perform a general orthopedic spectrum, including ACLs, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, uncomplicated hand procedures and total joints, including reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. A shoulder trained subspecialist could be considered, but will be expected to perform some general orthopedics duties as necessary.
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.
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Some lifting (35 lbs. and over); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; both hands required; walking (up to 3 hours); standing (up to 3 hours); repeated bending (up to 1 hour); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordinator simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16 "; hearing (aid permitted).
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What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA physician brochure provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice.
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.
Salary Range: $100,957.00 to $400,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: VM-0602-00/00
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 450427000
Job Announcement Number: VHAGRJ-16EA236-1800999