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Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
City:Augusta
State:GA
Country:USA
Visas Accepted:None
Specialty:Orthopaedic Surgery
Opportunity Description:

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center located in Augusta Georgia is seeking a BC/BE Orthopedic  surgeon to join a group of four surgeons, 3 Physicians assistants and orthopedic residents.

The Augusta Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division Medical Center that provides tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury. The Medical Center is affiliated with the Augusta University, Augusta, GA and as such integrates teaching, research, and advanced patient care, making it an attractive academic medical center.

The Orthopedic Surgeon will perform surgical as well as other procedures for which proficiency and prior experience is required including:

  • Experience and interest in teaching ACGME Orthopedic residents
  • Total Joint experience (hip and knee)
  • Shoulder experience
  • Must be US Citizen who has completed ACGM residency and is Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Participates in Resident Education and Resident Supervision and will be required to attend weekly and monthly conferences at CNVAMC and Augusta University.
  • Serves as attending physician in orthopedic clinic to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients Performs peer reviews and administrative assignments as necessary.

The Orthopedic Surgeon provides orthopedic on-call services and will share responsibilities for conducting orthopedic hospital rounds on post-operative patients and inpatient management.

Work Hours: 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Salary Range: up to $400,000 per year

BENEFITS:

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.

Qualifications:

a. 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.)

b. 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 Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Approved schools are:

(1) Schools of medicine holding regular institutional membership in the Association of American Medical Colleges for the year in which the degree was granted.

(2) Schools of osteopathic medicine approved by the American Osteopathic Association for the year in which the degree was granted.

(3) Schools (including foreign schools) accepted by the licensing body of a State, Territory, or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico), or in the District of Columbia as qualifying for full or unrestricted licensure.

c. Licensure and Registration

(1) Physicians (Except Residents). 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.

e. Physical Standards. Applicants must meet physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. This is a designated drug testing position. After appointment, you will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Requires lifting 15-44 pounds; pushing (approx. 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; use of fingers and both hands; walking and standing from 3-5 hours and kneeling. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. Must have depth perception and ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors. Hearing aid is permitted.

f. English Language Proficiency. Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required.

 

Practice Type: Employee, Academic
Available Date:
Compensation:
up to $400,000
Signing bonus:Available
Vacation (weeks/details):26 days per year Malpractice:Covered by VA
Facility Description:

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is a two-division medical center providing tertiary care in medicine, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, and spinal cord injury.  The Downtown Division is authorized 166 beds (58 medicine, 37 surgery, and 71 spinal cord injury). 

The Uptown Division, located approximately three miles away, is authorized 123 beds (68 psychiatry, 15 blind rehabilitation and 40 rehabilitation medicine).  In addition, a 132-bed Restorative/Nursing Home Care Unit and a 60-bed Domiciliary are located at the Uptown Division. The medical center serves as a network resource for the treatment of spinal cord injury, blind rehabilitation, post traumatic stress disorder, and psychiatry patients. 

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon have numerous agreements, which provide for the cost-effective sharing of resources between these two federal health care facilities in the Augusta metropolitan area.

The Augusta VA Medical Center prides itself on continually improving and expanding its health care knowledge.  The medical center enjoys a strong affiliation with the Augusta University.  Charlie Norwood VAMC provides medical and allied health training to an average of more than 700 students and residents annually.  Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions.

Affiliations

Augusta University
Additional health training affiliations exist with 44 academic institutions

Authorized Beds

481 Authorized

Type of Facility

General Medicine & Surgery
Neuro-psychiatry

Special Programs

Agent Orange
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Audiology
Blind Rehabilitation
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Domiciliary
Gulf War Registry
Homeless Chronically Mentally Ill
Hospice Unit
Intensive Psychiatric Community Care (IPCC)
Long-term Psychiatric Care
Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI)
Neurology
Open Heart Surgery
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Respiratory Therapy
Respite Care
Restorative Nursing Home Care
SCI Hospital-based Home Care
Sleep Laboratory Program
Social Model for Alzheimer's Disease Care
Speech Pathology
Spinal Cord Injury Center (SCI)
Stroke Rehabilitation
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Women's Health Clinic

Community Description:

Think you know the real Augusta? We have some surprises in store for you. Augusta is a historic city with a fresh new vibe. Yes, we’re tradition, we’re golf, we’re azaleas and manicured lawns. We’re also funky music, cutting-edge art and Improv Theater. We’re family festivals, outdoor  fun and quirky bistros. We’re art and music and history and kayaking and baseball. We’re more than you ever imagined.

There are lots of ways to get to the heart of Augusta. Learn where old meets new and tradition meets tomorrow. Come take a walk along our tree-lined streets, stroll along the Savannah River or see the city from the water. You’ll learn a lot about us through our food, from traditional Southern cuisine to New American, regional fare as you take your time over dishes that are down home or high style. 

We have fair weather most of the year, so it’s easy to get out and play. Take advantage of the long, lazy summers to explore the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area or the trails and views along the Riverwalk. We have nice neighbors who share our love of the outdoors, so be sure to check out the F.A.T.S. mountain bike trails, lakes and parks that meander from Georgia to South Carolina and back again.

Visit our history museums and preserved sites to learn about the famous figures and everyday people who helped shape our past. Visit historic downtown Augusta to see how the past is giving way to a future of innovative art, music and performance. 

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