Physician (Orthopedist)
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Jackson, MS

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Quality Care Our Heroes DeserveNow is the time to take your career to the next level and become part of the high-caliber talent that is VA. Experience what 250,000 current VA employees already have –state-of-the art practice settings, access to the latest technology, a multi-disciplinary team environment and the opportunity to provide the men and women who have bravely served this country with the finest patient care, benefits and customer satisfaction. And with VA Patient Satisfaction Scores leading the healthcare industry, you’ll be joining one of the most respected facilities in the Nation.
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.How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine (UMMC)are seeking an orthopedic surgeon for a staff position based at the Jackson VA Medical Center. Requirements include completion of an accredited orthopedic surgery residency, board eligible/board certification in orthopedic surgery, and experience in teaching medical students and residents. We are affiliated with the UMMC and the successful candidate must have credentials to receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the UMMC. As such, the candidate would be expected to participate in teaching activities at the University and the VAMC, Jackson. These duties will include teaching medical students and residents on the ward, in the outpatient Orthopedic clinic, and the operating room. The successful candidate will be expected to see patients in the clinic, perform open and arthroscopic orthopedic surgery, and rotate call with two other orthopedic surgeons. Research opportunities are also available.Our VA is a 163 bed acute care medical center with a 120 bed nursing home care unit, outpatient clinics, and a research and education facility. VA Healthcare providers are entitled to immunity from medical malpractice claims as provided by the Federal Tort Claims Act. In addition to an attractive salary, we offer vacation/sick leave, health/life insurance coverage, and a retirement package including a tax-deferred savings plan.
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BASIC REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizens (Non citizens may be appointed when no qualified citizens are available.Education: Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.Licensure and Registration: Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.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 7405(f).DRUG TESTING AND PHYSICAL: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. A pre-employment physical examination shall be made to determine the physical and mental fitness of candidates for appointment in the VA. Physical examination must be satisfactorily completed.You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.HOW WILL YOU BE EVALUATED: Qualificaitons/Experience
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...