Orthopedic Surgeon

Location: Fort Polk, LA
Date Posted: 02-19-2018
Orthopedic Surgeon
About Us:
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in the Medical Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of medical professionals for both premier private sector clients and in support of our military and government clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for an Orthopedic Surgeon to support one of our Government clients in beautiful Fort Polk, LA.
Specific Tasks:
  • Orthopedic Surgeons shall perform essentially the same duties as those required of any military or government civil service surgeons. Duties shall consist of but are not limited to the following:
  • Be able to perform the full range of general medical services consistent with their training and experience to adequately diagnose and treat acute diseases and injuries to include but not limited to:
  • Skin Pulmonary System
  • Head Gastrointestinal System
  • Eyes Musculoskeletal System
  • Ears Genitourinary System
  • Nose Reproductive System
  • Throat Lymphatic System
  • Neck Central Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System Endocrine System
  • Special emphasis is placed on the musculoskeletal system.
  • The orthopedic surgeon is expected to perform independently and to have consultative responsibility at high level of professional competence.
  • The surgeon is responsible for maintenance of the highest standards of professional care in the outpatient management of orthopedic patients served by the facility.
  • Surgeon operatively manages upper and lower extremity orthopedic fracture surgical cases; manages extremely difficult outpatient, inpatient, and operative orthopedic cases.
  • The surgeon provides immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur to individuals presented for care.
  • Provides professional advice to medical staff upon request, in emergency situations, with regard to professional management of patients being treated.
  • The Orthopedic Surgeon performs comprehensive and problem focused histories and physical examinations.
  • Examines, diagnoses, and treat or prescribe course of treatment and surgery for patients with disorders, malformations, diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system, and perform required surgery.
  • Conduct and supervise direct patient care, and plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion programs. Provides follow-up care on patients previously seen in the clinic.
  • Become familiar with the hospital formulary.
  • Prescribe pharmaceuticals according to the availability of drugs listed therein. Use only prescription forms DA 1289, which have been stamped: “To be filled only at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.” Only a physician can dispense medication to patients. Nursing staff may access the FlexRx (or other vending pharmacy) system, but cannot label medication or dispense medication to patients. Contract physicians prescribing medications for patients after the MTF pharmacy has closed must dispense the medications themselves or write a script for the prescription to be filled at another pharmacy.
  • In the event of emergencies (for patients with life-threatening situations), performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Interprets and correlates laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and correlates subjective and objective data to formulate a differential diagnosis and establish a working diagnosis. Formulates treatment plans for orthopedic problems within the scope of practice.
  • Implements therapeutic interventions for specific conditions when appropriate. Exercises judgment on problems requiring consultations, referrals, or evaluations by the supervising orthopedic surgeon or other health care professionals.
  • Orders, collects, and performs appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies including, but not limited to, blood and tissue specimens. Orders and performs diagnostic studies such as, but not limited to, EMGs, electrocardiograms, compartment pressure measurements, and examinations including special x-ray examinations, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and bone scans.
  • Writes or dictates physical profiles, medical evaluation boards, fitness for duty evaluations, or other related documentation appropriately.
  • Performs surgeries on musculoskeletal within the standard of Orthopedic services to include trauma, hand, with an emphasis on sports injuries.
  • Performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including, but not limited to, joint and bursa aspirations, closed reduction of fractures and dislocations, injections of joints, tendons, trigger points, and bursa, as well as brace, cast and splint applications.
  • Orders, prescribes, dispenses, and administers medication, orthoses, orthotics, braces and other orthopedic devices as may be allowed by state legislation.
  • Conducts hospital rounds, writes orders, and takes calls. Evaluates and clarifies clinical conditions, formulates and implements treatment or therapeutic plans for hospitalized patients, dictates discharge summaries, histories and physicals. Evaluates, screens, and counsels patients on health maintenance and promotes utilization of community resources.
  • Designs, conducts and participates in research studies. Manages databases and performs quality assurance. Serves as a representative or delegate of the local Orthopedic Service at meetings, boards, or councils as needed.
  • Establishes criteria for obtaining follow-up x-rays of the injury prior to evaluation by the Health Care Provider so that health care is not compromised.
  • Renders consultative opinions for physicians, physician assistants, and other health care providers in outlying clinics as necessary.
  • Refers patients with complex or unresolved conditions to specialty/subspecialty clinics as applicable.
  • Provides telephone consultation with primary care providers regarding management of orthopedic conditions.
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the performance improvement process outlined by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations and stays current with their guidelines.
  • : Orthopedic Surgeon  must have and maintain a current, active, valid, unrestricted state license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the US Virgin Islands as required to obtain or renew a DEA registration number under the then effective DEA rules. License must correspond to DEA registration number.
  • The orthopedic surgeon must be eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons or the American Osteopathic Surgeons.
  • Have and maintain current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS),
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification by way of an American Heart Association sponsored or endorsed training program. Should the provider require recertification the costs for the recertification shall be borne by the contractor.
  • Have a minimum of one year of experience within the last three years routinely practicing as a physician in rendering orthopedic care .
  • Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to possess both a medical license and other certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or 4th Pathway.
  • Shall be able to read, write, and speak English fluently to be able to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare providers.
  • Shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.
  • The Orthopedic physician shall perform on-call duty during evenings, weekends, and legal federal holidays as scheduled by the Department Chief where services are performed or by the COR.
  • The physician shall share the on-call services with government military/civilian physicians as determined by each MTF.
  • While on call, the contract physician shall respond to all pages within 10 minutes and be available to be physically summoned to the hospital within 30 minutes of receipt of call from any member of the MTF clinical staff. The normal on-call coverage hours from Monday through Sunday are between the hours of 0800 and 0800 (24 hour call).
  • During call, the contract physician shall be responsible for, but not limited to: inpatient consults, emergency consultations, and hospital transfers.
  • Carrying a facility issued cell phone shall not qualify as on-call services.
  • On-call service is defined as actual patient care performed in BJACH.
  • Each time that on-call services are performed the Orthopedic physician shall sign-in the time of commencement/termination of services on a log maintained in the location where services are performed.
Interested candidates may apply at james.manning@fidelitypartners.org or fax resumes to 210-568-4518.
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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