Jun 30, 2024

Physician - Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatrics (M67499)

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA

Job Description

Mission or Goal of Unit: Our vision is to be the premier orthopedic provider in the central Virginia region. Our mission is to provide superb clinical care to our patients, educate the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and expand the orthopedic knowledge base through basic, clinical and translational research utilizing excellent, evidence-based, efficient patient care along with thorough and responsive consultation in pediatric orthopedic services for orthopedic patients across the health system. Chief Purpose of this position: We are seeking candidates to directly care for patients in the pediatric orthopedic service line. The candidate will improve quality and efficiency of orthopedic services at VCU Health System and provide prompt high-quality pediatric orthopedic care. The incumbent will assist and develop orthopedic faculty with interest in new technologies, clinical research and teaching along with mentoring residents and fellows and working within the hospital system and with other departments to provide multidisciplinary care for pediatric orthopedic patients. Position Responsibilities: 1. Teaching The candidate will staff inpatient services with learners including medical students, interns and residents; use contemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-based practice; demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher for learners at all levels; complete required evaluations of learners in a timely manner. 2. Research The candidate will participate in clinical and administrative research, according to skills, interest and funding; research opportunities may include performance improvement initiatives or formal extramurally funded investigations; participation may be as principal investigator or co-investigator; maintain a level of scholarship in orthopedic surgery consistent with academic rank. 3. Service The candidate will work with institutional staff and administration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Health System, including patient safety, patient and other customer satisfaction, maintenance and enhancement of public perception, and fiscal health. 4. Clinical The candidate will admit and manage patients who present through the pediatric orthopedic service, co-management of patients on other services, triage medicine patient requiring admission in the Emergency Department and non-medical services and non-VCU hospitals; join colleagues in assuring coverage 24-hours a day, every day of the year; comply in a timely manner with all institutional policies for professional work including credentialing, documentation, billing; work effectively with other members of the extended inter-professional team. 5. Other The candidate will ensure compliance with all regulatory and regulatory reimbursement requirement. Required Qualifications: - M.D. degree and ABOS certification/eligibility in orthopedic surgery. - Must have successfully completed an accredited fellowship program in pediatric orthopedic surgery. - Record of scholarly publication in peer review journals. - Direct experience managing complex pediatric orthopedic cases, competence in standard inpatient procedures. - A solid understanding of the pediatric orthopedic role and function and interest in teaching and growth in an academic setting. - Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written. - Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. Preferred Qualifications: - Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written. - Interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. #LI-AC1

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