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    Education and length of practice will be considered through a formal pay-setting process in determining the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay).

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    Responsibilities

    • Orthopedists' responsibilities include being able to admit, work-up, and treat either surgical or medical patients presenting with illness or injuries of the musculoskeletal systems.
    • Orthopedists are responsible for providing the patient with risks, benefits and alternative treatments and securing the informed consent of the patient/family needed before conducting invasive procedures.
    • Evaluates the patient to assess any changes in the physical status, lab values and vital signs of the patient prior to surgery. Appropriate notes are written in the patient's medical records, times, dates, and signed.
    • Orthopedists provide inpatient and outpatient consultations and pre-operative patient and Operating Room evaluations.
    • Orthopedists perform minor and major surgical procedures. They are expected to use the best available procedures and perform them at or above national statistical levels.
    • Participates in various hospital committees, department and hospital in-service programs and acquire CME's as required.
    • Work effectively with patients, families, co-workers, and other health care professionals treating them with respect and dignity.
    • Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility.
    • The Orthopedists provide patient care which is appropriate to the cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient. The surgeon must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served within the Surgical Service. The Orthopedists must demonstrate the knowledge of the changes associated with aging and possess the ability to provide care based upon age-related factors as specified on the competence assessment checklist.
    • Expected to be ACLS certified.



    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0602 Medical Officer

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