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Physician - Orthopaedic Surgery - Chief of Orthopedics wanted to Direct our Orthopedic Division

Company: Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota seeks an Orthopedic Surgeon to lead the Orthopedic Section of the Specialty Care Service Line. The Minneapolis VA Orthopedic Section is one of the busiest service lines within the Veterans Health Administration performing more than 1300 operating room cases, 300 clinic-based minor procedures, and 15,000 outpatient visits each year. Orthopedic care is provided by a large and diverse staff of orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, and registered nurses. Subspecialty surgical services include elbow and hand, total joint arthroplasty, foot and ankle, shoulder, musculoskeletal oncology, and sports medicine.

We are seeking a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon with at least 15 years in practice and who has demonstrated experience in successfully managing a busy orthopedic surgery department/division. A demonstrated track record in effective and ethical leadership is considered an important factor for success in this position.


The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience in creating a disciplined culture of continuous improvement resulting in redesigned workflows, enhanced coordination of work activities, improved efficiency, and improved patient access to care. The candidate should also have a demonstrated track record of creating programs and leading initiatives that ensure quality healthcare delivery to patients as well as ensuring patient safety.

- Should possess a strong desire to understand and address a broad spectrum of health care issues specific to the military veteran population. - Be eligible for academic appointment at the University of Minnesota Medical School and should have extensive experience in creating, coordinating, and supervising educational activities as well as conducting clinical training.
- In addition to patient-care responsibilities in the clinic and operating room,

Administrative duties for this position include:
- Staff recruitment and development
- Staff performance evaluation
- Department work-flow and personnel issues
- Development of department policies and procedures
- Communication and implementation of medical center policies and initiatives
- Participation in University of Minnesota activities related to medical education and research.

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards.

Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): 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

Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 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
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, day tour - Requires call coverage rotation, weekdays, weekends and holidays PandoLogic. Keywords: Health Department Chief, Location: Saint Paul, MN - 55125

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