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Orthopedic Surgeon
Ref No.: 17-00083
Category: Physicians
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
Start Date: 07/26/2017
MD/DO - Orthopedic Surgeon
Slow Paced, Healthier, Overall Better Way of Life

The Community - Clarksburg, West Virginia
The City of Clarksburg is located in the hills of north central West Virginia at the intersection of Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 50, the second busiest interchange in the state. Clarksburg is unique in that it is the largest city in the region, yet still has the advantages of a small hometown community. Our area has the nation's lowest crime rate, making our way of life even more desirable. A rich mix of retail, industry, and government services, with a thriving business community exist, along with many recreational facilities and one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state. Clarksburg was named National Small City of the Year in 2011 by the National League of Cities. Clarksburg offers a slower pace, a healthier lifestyle and an overall better way of life!

Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Clarksburg, WV, with 71 beds. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 10,196 patients visited the hospital's emergency room. The hospital had a total of 2,120 admissions. Its physicians performed 443 inpatient and 2,072 outpatient surgeries.

POSITION OVERVIEW (duties include but are not limited to)
The Orthopedic Surgeon will be providing services such as conducting comprehensive patient examinations, surgeries, record keeping (e.g. initial assessments, progress notes, surgery notes, etc.), and other tasks inherent to an Orthopedic Surgeon in collaboration with other VA staff in the Surgery Department.
  • Clinic and Surgical Care: Physician(s) shall provide clinical Orthopedic services. Physician(s) shall be present on time for any scheduled clinics/surgeries as documented by physical presence in the clinic or operating room at the scheduled start time.
  • Operative Services: Physician(s) shall provide comprehensive clinical Orthopedic services. The approximate surgical case load is 3-7 patients per day, two (2) days per week. The number of cases scheduled should depend upon the complexity of the procedures.
  • Intraoperative Follow-up: the physician(s) shall be present in the operating suite for all orthopedic procedures.
  • Postoperative Follow-Up: Physician rounds shall be conducted on postoperative patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and on the wards. All complications will be discussed in morbidity and mortality conferences.
  • Physician(s) shall provide consultative services at the patient's bedside if the patient is not ambulatory and in the clinic setting if the patient is able to report to the outpatient clinic. Procedures shall be scheduled for completion within 30 days of the date of the consult.
  • Medications: Physician(s) shall follow all established medication policies and procedures. No sample medications shall be provided to patients.
  • Discharge education: Physician(s) shall provide discharge education and follow up instructions that are coordinated with the next care setting for all orthopedic clinical or surgical patients.
  • Administrative: 10% of time not involved in direct patient care. Responsible for completion of encounters and documentation at time of visit.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must be a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathy (DO) of accredited program.
  • Must be Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS).
  • Must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification as certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) including in-classroom training.
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted state license to practice in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. (SPECIAL NOTE: For procurements that require a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration, contract providers must have a medical license and be individually registered with the DEA in the state where they will provide services under the contract).
  • Must have a current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number in the state of West Virginia.
  • Must have a current National Practitioner Identifier (NPI).
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