1+ months

Physician - Orthopedic Surgeon Chief

Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Minneapolis VA Health Care System is seeking an Enthusiastic 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.


The successful candidate will be 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.

You should also 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. 

You need to possess a strong desire to understand and address a broad spectrum of health care issues specific to the U. S. veteran population. As a major site for training of University of Minnesota medical students and orthopedic residents, the candidate must 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.



- Fellowship trained, board certified, experience orthopedic surgeon eligible for academic appointment University of MN

  • 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.
  • Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR
    [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR
    (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences.
    Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Apply Contact:  David.bambenek@va.gov


Posted: 2022-05-13 Expires: 2022-07-12

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