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    Uses surgical, medical or physical means to investigate, preserve and restore functions to a patient's extremities or spine

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    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    The VA Medical Center Memphis, a level A VA facility, is seeking full-time Orthopedic Surgeon, board certified or board eligible in internal medicine.

    The duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Deals with both primary and secondary musculoskeletal issues of a patient's central nervous system, such as tumors, injuries, degenerative disease, trauma, congenital deformities and infections.
    • Specializes in the muscles, ligaments, bones, tendons, joints and nerves, which let our bodies move
    • Specializes in such areas as foot and ankle orthopedics, orthopedic sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, adult reconstructive orthopedics, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic spine surgery, hand surgery and orthopedic trauma.
    • Provides medical care by performing physical exams, designing treatment and therapeutic plans, and keeping track of patient progress to determine what needs to be done.
    • Performs back and spinal surgeries, joint replacement surgery, and repair fractures in bones.
    • Accepts patient referrals from other physicians, reviewing records and planning treatment options.
    • Meets with patients to proceed with specialized testing or further examination of the physical condition that lead to the referral.
    • Examines patients including physical examinations, ordering x-rays, MRl's or other testing sources.
    • Plans specialized after surgery care, coordinating follow up medical support and meeting with patients after surgery to answer questions and monitor recovery.
    • Manages record keeping, patient charts and all required surgical and hospital records as needed.
    • Administrative duties will be specific to General Surgery/Surgical Service as designated by the Chief of Surgery to include preventive medicine and emergency preparedness.

    Work Schedule: Varies depending on the needs of the facility

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484426400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.