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
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Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The Surgical Service Section of the Reno VA Medical Center
provides care in various outpatient and inpatient settings
throughout the facility.
- Provide quality inpatient/outpatient care in accordance with
approved clinical privileges.
- Maintain a high degree of excellence in clinical outcomes while
providing efficient patient care throughout
- Maintain professional competency, courtesy and flexibility and
provide the necessary services of this specialty.
- Attend and participate in outpatient clinics and take an active
role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care,
and complete timely documentation in the patient electronic
- Collaborative patient management along with the other
departments and sections of the hospitals including, but not
limited to, laboratory, Medicine, Radiology, and the auxiliary
- Evaluate and treat Orthopedic Surgical emergencies in the
Emergency Department, Outpatient clinic, Inpatient ward, ICU, and
the Operating Room.
- Attend all meetings required by the Organization and the
Surgery Service in particular.
- Proficient in General Orthopedic Surgery with the ability to
perform the gamut of procedures within the specialty except for
Spine surgery and complicated sub-specialty areas.
Participation in the teaching programs of the University of
Nevada, School of Medicine. Provide educational opportunities for
students of medicine, residents, nursing, pharmacy, and others.
Residents in training in medicine, surgery, psychiatry and family
practice also receive instruction from Surgical Service staff.
Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting
employees (e.g. RNs, LPNs, technicians, administrative support
staff) assigned to the unit during the performance of duties. Such
direction and interaction will adhere to government and
professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocol.
0602 Medical Officer
- Orthopedic Surgeons
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- 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 Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course
of study was completed.
- 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.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be
found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: 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.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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