Seeking Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon for Phoenix VA Healthcare System
Join Our VA Healthcare Surgical Team at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, Phoenix AZ
The Phoenix Veteran Affairs Healthcare System (PVAHCS) is seeking a talented BC/BE Orthopedic Surgeon to join our Surgical Service Team. Preferred candidate will be experienced in Adult Reconstruction with Hip and Knee Revision and Replacement qualifications and general fracture care, and at least five years of increasingly complex ORS surgical experience. Current practice employs 7 Orthopedic Staff Surgeons, 7 Other Specialty Surgeons, 6 Physician Assistants, 2 Nurse Practitioners and an Orthopedic Technician. Ideally, selected Surgeon should have at least five years of experience performing increasing complex Orthopedic Surgery cases in the area of Adult Hip/Knew Reconstruction, Revision and Replacement with Fracture Care. The PVAHCS is a Clinical Referral Level 1b facility with 129 inpatient Medicine Beds (including 10 MICU & 10 SICU), 48 Inpatient Mental Health Beds, 20 Substance and Alcohol Abuse Rehabilitation Treatment Beds, and 102 Nursing Home Beds. The PVAHCS is comprised of the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center & ten community care clinics. PVAHCS is affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Mayo Clinic Medical School, Creighton University/Dignity Health Maricopa Integrated Healthcare Systems (MIHS), and Honors Health. Work schedule will be discussed during interview, and may include compressed 4x10s, and may vary to ensure coverage.
- Must be US Citizen
- Current US Medical License
- BC/BE in Orthopedic Surgery
- Experience in Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction/Replacement & Fracture Care (minimum 5 years of experience)
With a population of over 1.6 million and 359 constituent communities, Phoenix Arizona greater metropolitan area offers a wealth of living, education, entertainment and recreational pursuits, and an ethnically and cultural diverse mix of peoples that call this Desert Oasis home. Halfway between Tucson to the south and Flagstaff to the north, the “Valley of the Sun” is a mecca for those attracted to its natural desert beauty, wide-open spaces and 300+ days of sunshine! Phoenix skies stay blue throughout winter with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Desert nights and mornings can get chilly, but the temperature rarely drops below freezing, while springtime is consistently perfect with blooming cacti and wildflowers brightening our desert, and daytime temperatures loll around 80 degrees while evenings are comfortably cool. Summers can be hot, and the old axiom that “it’s a dry heat” proves truthful, as the Sonoran Desert’s super-low humidity means 90-degree temperatures (32 degrees C) that actually feels quite nice, coupled with the arid climate which causes perspiration to evaporate quickly, keeping you cooler and drier. While autumn descends across most of the country in September, sunny summer days linger in Phoenix, and come October, the days are warm, pleasant and perfect for outdoor fun while cool nights lend themselves to dining al fresco.
- The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering:
- Selected Orthopedic Surgeon can expect salary consideration between $350k - $400k annually, depending upon credentials and experience, and compensation review process. Highly qualified selected physician may also be considered for a Recruitment or Relocation Incentive, and may be eligible to apply for the VA’s Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), that could provide up to $200k in loan repayment.
- Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses.
- Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option.
- Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.
About the VA:
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
For more information and to discuss your interests:
Please forward copy of your CV and Cover Letter, summarizing your background, education, training, clinical practice, credentials and interests, to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruiter, email@example.com, or call (702) 675-5761.
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S.Territories.
More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA Health System, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.
VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.
About the Phoenix VA Health Care System
Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, The Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona’s capitol offers much more than great weather. The Phoenix metro area, now America’s 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle.
Diversity abounds. Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths. For the sports fans Phoenix is home to the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, NFL's Arizona Cardinals; major league baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks and the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping….for the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon!
For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants and night life. The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts. Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies.
The Phoenix VA Health Care System proudly serves Veterans in central Arizona at its main medical center and outpatient VA Health Care Clinics.
The Phoenix VA Health Care System is joining a growing number of VA health care facilities in adopting a new method of health care delivery called Patient Aligned Care Teams or PACTs. This system is even more patient-centered and focuses heavily on quick and easy communication between patients and their health care providers.
Paid Time Off:
- 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
- 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
- 10 paid Federal holidays per year
- 5 ,,,,,,Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses
- Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
- Dental &,,,,,, Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
- VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
- Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
- Long-term care insurance is available as an option
Federal Retirement Plan:
- VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
- How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
- Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2015, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $18,000, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $24,000.
- The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
- For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
- In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
- Disability Retirement
- Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service