Posted 6 days ago
Physician - Orthopaedic Surgery - Podiatry - M67520 - SOM
Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA
Mission or Goal of Unit:

The Department of Orthopaedics strives to improve the overall health and well being of patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions by providing excellent,evidence-based, efficient patient care; thorough and responsive consultation inorthopaedic podiatry services; effective supervision, teaching and mentoring oforthopaedic housestaff and students and providing streamlined throughput processes foradmitted orthopaedic patients across the health system.

Chief Purpose of this position:

Weare seeking candidates to directly care for patients on the orthopaedic podiatryservice. The role is charged with improving quality and efficiency of orthopaedic services at VCU HealthSystem; providing prompt high-quality orthopaedic podiatry care; developing orthopaedic faculty with interest in new technologies, clinical research andteaching; mentoring residents and fellows; working within the hospital system andwith other departments to provide multidisciplinary care for orthopaedic podiatrypatients.

Position Responsibilities:

Staff inpatient housestaff teaching servicewith learners including medical students, interns and residents; usecontemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-based practice;demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher forlearners at all levels; complete required evaluations of learners in a timelymanner.

Participate in clinical and administrative research, accordingto skills, interest and funding; research opportunities may include performanceimprovement initiatives or formal extramurally funded investigations;participation may be as principle investigator or co-investigator; maintain alevel of scholarship in Orthopaedic Surgery consistent with academic rank.

Work with institutional staff andadministration to attain the strategic objectives of VCU Health System, includingpatient safety, patient and other customer satisfaction, maintenance andenhancement of public perception, and fiscal health.

Admit and manage patients whopresent through the orthopaedic podiatry service, co-management of patients onother services, triage medicine patient requiring admission in the EmergencyDepartment and non-medical services and non-VCU hospitals; join colleagues inassuring coverage 24-hours a day, every day of the year; comply in a timely mannerwith all institutional policies for professional work including credentialing,documentation, billing; work effectively with other members of the extendedinter-professional team.

Ensure compliancewith all regulatory and regulatory reimbursement requirement.

Required Qualifications:
  • DPM degree and ABPM/ABFAS certification/eligibility in Podiatric Medicine.
    Record of scholarly publication in peer review journals.
  • Direct experience managing complex orthopaedic podiatry cases, competence in standard inpatient procedures.
  • A solid understanding of the orthopaedic podiatry 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:
  • Interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.

Position Type: MCVP
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Ineligible
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department:Orthopaedic Surgery

Salary: Commensurate

ORP Eligible: No

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Mario Lacic
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