The incumbent is an Orthopod assigned to Surgical Service at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. The Orthopod will provide patient care services within the scope and practice of a level 3 facility. The incumbent will provide patient care to the Orthopedic Service. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized to highly qualified candidates. A full range of orthopedic services for a diverse group of Veterans, providing diagnoses, treatment, and management. Physicians will perform as a consultant or staff physician for our inpatient service and be credentialed to perform level 3 orthopedic procedures. Recommend services for patients utilizing care alternatives available within the community and nationally. Maintains appropriate documentation regarding patient care in VA's computerized record. Complies with all medical record documentation policies. Complies with all medical record and risk assessment documentation, policies/procedures, quality initiatives Review reports regarding utilization and high-risk patients, utilizing the information in the delivery of quality, cost effective health care services, and DME items. Collaborates with other services as appropriate. Provides e-Consult services as well. Participates in quality assurance programs and peer review. Ensures the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General's Combined Assessment Program, as well as other regulatory and inspection bodies/agencies that collaborate with VHA. Participates in the ongoing education activities related to care of injuries, bone disorders on a variety of patients. Maintain appropriate patient records and satisfaction standards Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with Nights/Weekend coverage as needed Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.