Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States
3d ago

Position Summary and Qualifications Mission or Goal of Unit

  • Excellent, evidence-based, efficient patient care; thorough and responsive consultation in orthopaedic general services;
  • effective supervision, teaching and mentoring of orthopaedic housestaff and students; streamlined throughput process for admitted orthopaedic patients across the health system.

    Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

    Directly care for patients on the orthopaedic general service; improve quality and efficiency of orthopaedic service at VCU Health System-

  • Community Memorial Hospital; provide prompt high-quality orthopaedic care; develop orthopaedic faculty with interest in new technologies, clinical research and teaching;
  • mentor residents and fellows; work within the hospital system and with other departments to provide multidisciplinary care for general orthopaedic patients.

    Position Responsibilities

    1. Teaching

    Staff inpatient housestaff teaching service with learners including medical students, interns and residents; use contemporary adult learning methods to promote evidence-

    based practice; demonstrate effective teaching skills and continually develop as a teacher for learners at all levels; complete required evaluations of learners in a timely manner.

    2. Research

  • Participate in clinical and administrative research, according to skills, interest and funding; research opportunities may include performance improvement initiatives or formal extramurally funded investigations;
  • participation may be as principle investigator or co-investigator; maintain a level of scholarship in Orthopaedic Surgery consistent with academic rank.

    3. Service

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

    4. Clinical

    Admit and manage patients who present through the orthopaedic general service, co-management of patients on other services, triage medicine patient requiring admission in the Emergency Department and non-

  • medical services and non-VCU hospitals; join colleagues in assuring coverage 24-hours a day, every day of the year; comply in a timely manner with all institutional policies for professional work including credentialing, documentation, billing;
  • work effectively with other members of the extended inter-professional team.

    5. Other (for instance administrative duties, etc.)

    Ensure compliance with all regulatory and regulatory reimbursement requirement.

    Required Qualifications

  • M.D. degree and ABOS eligibility of certification in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Must have successfully completed an accredited fellowship program in orthopaedic surgery
  • Have a record of scholarly publication in peer review journals
  • Direct experience managing complex oncology cases, competence in standard inpatient procedures
  • A solid understanding of the oncology role and function and interest in teaching and growth in an academic setting
  • 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

    Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, providing effective communication, both verbal and written, and an interest in furthering the research, scholarly and academic missions of the group.

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