General Surgeon (UVA Surgical Care, a department of UVA Culpeper Medical Center)
Job ID: R0030562 | Physicians | Full Time | Culpeper, VA
UVA Surgical Care, a department of UVA Culpeper Medical Center, is seeking a general surgeon to serve the Northern Virginia market. The provider will be primarily located at UVA Surgical Care in Culpeper, VA, and will be credentialed at UVA Health, UVA Culpeper Medical Center and Haymarket Medical Center.

Position Highlights:
  • Team of two surgeons
  • Four days/week, typically two days in clinic, two days OR time
  • Call is 1:4 and covers Culpeper Medical Center
  • Access to surgery center and medical center ORs
  • Rotating specialists available for urology and breast services
  • Precepting for residents on general surgery rotations
  • Loan forgiveness options available
  • Endoscopy experience highly preferred

Job Description
  • Responsible for providing physician services, including assessing and managing patients in the clinic and other locations, i.e., hospital, assisted living facility, ambulatory surgery center, within the scope of licensing, training and credentialing and depending on specialty.
  • Works in conjunction with the medical director, administrative management, office manager and nursing staff to facilitate patient management through the healthcare system.
  • Exercises independent judgment in the assessment, diagnosing and initiation of medical processes or procedures commensurate with training and experience and as credentialed by the UVA Health System.
  • Performs and legibly documents comprehensive health histories and physical assessments on assigned patients and episodic evaluation on others, to include initiation of CPR or other appropriate emergency therapy as needed.
  • Formulates, diagnoses and identifies problems and health risk profiles of selected patients and documentation and communicates this information to other members of the healthcare team.
  • Performs, orders and interprets diagnostic studies, such as x-rays and laboratory tests, in consultation with staff.
  • Performs procedures and/or surgeries within scope of practice and UVA Health System credentials/privileges.
  • Orders medications, treatment and therapies in accordance with Virginia prescriptive regulations.
  • Requests consultation and initiates referrals to other physicians, including specialists and other healthcare providers when and if needed.
  • Evaluates and analyzes patient responses to the disease process or therapeutic or diagnostic interventions.
  • Provides information and support to patients and families regarding disease process and treatment plan, thus facilitating communication between patients/families and healthcare team.
  • Participates in on-call responsibilities either in practice or inpatient environment.
  • Educates patient and families regarding planned diagnostic procedures, medications and treatments.
  • Manages patients in accordance with established UVA Health System and UVA UPG policies and procedures.
  • Participates in hospital, nursing home, assisted living or other institutional care setting practice, if appropriate.
  • Examines systems and processes in populations and recommends, develops, implements and evaluates strategies for improvement.
  • Promotes timely and compassionate communication between families and healthcare team.
  • Reports in a timely manner births, deaths, outbreaks of contagious diseases, and other information critical to the patient's and/or the public's health as required by legal or governmental authorities.
  • Meets quality standards as determined by the Medical Director and/or UVA Health System.
  • May serve on selected committees of nursing, medical and administrative staff as needed.
  • May participate in the clinical experience of medical students, interns, residents and graduate nurses as appropriate.
  • Participates in group peer and other review activities.
  • Prepares and attends to all reports, claims and correspondence necessary or appropriate to the performance of the professional services.
  • Promotes the professional practice of the group.
  • Performs other duties as assigned occasionally that are commensurate with professional service normally and customarily provided by a physician.
  • Follows policies and procedures, including those of UPG, UVA Health System, CMS and other contracted payers with which the group may contract.
  • Accurately assigns Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and ICD Diagnosis codes.
  • Works with Administrative Management on the implementation of policies regarding Advanced Beneficiary Notices (ABN) and other payor requirements necessary to ensure the timely payment of claims.
  • Participates in activities that contribute to the education of other healthcare professionals.
  • Develops and presents educational programs to the medical and nursing staff.
  • Participates in the design and development of teaching materials.
  • Updates practice through continuing education by attending conferences, rounds, reports, lectures, journal clubs and regional/national professional conferences.
  • Serves as clinical resource in the care of patients to nursing, medical and allied healthcare practitioners.
  • Seeks professional growth opportunities that enhance professional practice through both formal and informal activities.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Graduate of accredited medical school with degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). Completion of accredited residency in chosen specialty,
  • Experience: Endoscopy experience highly preferred.
  • Licensure: Board certification in specialty (if newly graduated from residency, must be obtained within 2 years of graduation) must be kept current. Unrestricted license to practice within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Current DEA certificate without restriction.
  • Skills: Experience utilizing a personal computer and computerized scheduling.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping and reaching (overhead, extensive and repetitive). Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 50-100 lbs. May be exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.



COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

 

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

 


Culpeper, VA
Culpeper, VA 22701
Let’s talk about your future with UVA.
Contact me to learn more about our future opportunities.
Optionally, you can provide more information about yourself. We accept .doc, .docx, .txt and .pdf file types.

Working here.

Since 1979, UPG has been the clinical partnership group managing, growing and providing direct patient care for all UVA entities. This strategic partnership allows UVA to expand on education, technology, diagnostics, resources and facilities while the teams at UPG can focus on managing and delivering high-quality, multi-specialty care.

The expansive network of UPG providers and clinical support teams work together to deliver world-renowned care to patients at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville and in 24 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout central and northern Virginia.

Quality of Life

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. Our area boasts many excellent restaurants, wineries and craft breweries; historic sites; Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; and a great selection of homes in welcoming neighborhoods, as well as urban and rural locations. Public transportation is excellent, and you’re just a short drive from the beach or Washington, D.C.