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Physician Orthopedic Surgeon

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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Danville , IL 61832


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Would you like to limit your commute? How about living in a small town with access to three large cities, one of which is only 90 miles away?

Danville offers all of this. We are 120 miles south of Chicago home of the

  • White Sox, Cubs, Bulls, Bears; Shedds Aquarium and Field Museum; Navy Pier; Rush Street and Michigan Avenue; and American Girl Place, etc. We are 210 miles from St.

    Louis home to the St.

    Louis Cardinals, St.

    Louis Zoo, St.

    Louis Arch, etc. We are 90 miles west of Indianapolis home to the Indy 500, Allstate 400, Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana State Fair, and Indianapolis Zoo. Champaign-Urbana just 35 miles away offers colleges

  • University of Illinois and Parkland College, fine dining, apple orchards, shopping, etc. Danville offers canoeing, hiking, camping, low cost of housing, public and private schools, variety of restaurants, parks, golf courses and shopping.


VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, IL is recruiting a full-time Orthopedic Surgeon to provide a full range of Orthopedic services to our Veterans. The physician will perform general orthopedic clinic and surgical duties to include arthroscopy and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

The incumbent will be under the Chief of Surgical Service. The major duties include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in and/or manage all aspects of a general orthopedic surgery program

  • Perform administrative duties related to patient care management (entering progress notes, discharge summaries, consults, etc.)

  • Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team including Nursing, Anesthesiology, Podiatry, Residents and medical support staff to ensure prompt and efficient delivery of patient care services.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m.

  • 4:00 p.m.

Financial Disclosure Report: Physician (Orthopedic)



Job Details

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply

United States Citizens



  • More About VA
  • As a VA Physician, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA is committed to an ethical culture. All employees are expected not only to abide by all government ethics laws, but also to avoid any actions that raise even the appearance of impropriety. If selected for this position, the employee will be required to submit a financial disclosure report.

VAIHCS provides primary care and secondary inpatient services to Veterans residing in central Illinois and west central Indiana. Inpatient services are available in acute Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

Community Living Centers provide a skilled care environment with special focus on rehabilitation; dementia and Alzheimer's care; mental health recovery care; palliative care; and extended care. A full range of ambulatory care services is offered including primary care, ambulatory surgery, mental health, substance abuse, and specialty care. The parent facility is located in Danville, Illinois and its four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Peoria, Decatur, Springfield and Mattoon, IL serve a population of approximately 130,976 Veterans.

VAIHCS has been the leader for VA to adopt the Green House Project model. This concept provides a full range of personal care and clinical services that gives priority to the Veteran's quality of life, providing an atmosphere of security, privacy, dignity and companionship in a real home setting. The homes provide a new and innovative approach for Veterans needing a skilled care setting, changing the design of the traditional institutional nursing home setting into a home environment.

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits associated with a VA practice: VHA physician brochure.

Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

PCS does not include Appraised Value Offer.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • Qualifications

  • Basic Requirements:

  • 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.

  • Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

  • Physical requirements outlined below.

Preferred Experience: Shoulder arthroscopy and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair experience.

Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs