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. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Position eligible EDRP Authorized: Contact Susan.Bringel@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases 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 The duties of a Plastic/Orthopedic hand surgeon are related to skills in both specialties and include: Examine patient's and assess any deformity or illness. Apply appropriate reconstructive, cosmetic, and corrective medical treatments. Perform surgeries on patients who want to augment and/or beautify certain body parts. Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries. Prescribes course of treatment for patients with injuries, disorders, or malformations and performs required surgery. Conducts and supervises direct patient care, including some non-surgical treatment options. Follow up with patients and provide appropriate medical care Explain the risks and dangers of surgical procedures to patients Follow-up in the outpatient and inpatient areas Make sure that surgical equipment is adequate Plans and executes disease prevention and health promotion programs. Exercises command of medical units as provided by law and regulations. Conduct medical research on new injuries or diseases, and conducts, supervises, and participates in medical education and training of other medical personnel. Participates in on-call schedule in a responsive and timely manner. Provides outpatient consultation and hospital consultation services. Maintains CME units based on the requirements of the specifying Board. Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations Taking call for Plastic surgery and Orthopedic hand surgery emergencies Collaboration with Providers for this and other specialties Teaching of Residents and Fellows Participation in all meetings and other initiatives of the respective Section, other Services and the Hospital as a whole Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30AM - 4:00PM
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