Physician Orthopedic Trauma (M67386) – Richmond


Mission and Goal

Our mission is to:

  • Provide superb clinical care to our patients
  • Educate the next generation of orthopedic surgeons
  • Expand the orthopedic knowledge base through basic, clinical, and translational research

The department offers:

  • Excellent, evidence-based, efficient patient care
  • Thorough and responsive consultation in orthopedic trauma services
  • Effective supervision, teaching, and mentoring of orthopedic housestaff and students
  • Streamlined throughput process for admitted orthopedic patients across the health system

Chief Purpose of This Position

We are seeking candidates to:

  • Directly care for patients on the orthopedic trauma service line
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of orthopedic services at VCU Health System
  • Provide prompt, high-quality orthopedic trauma care
  • Develop orthopedic faculty with an 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 orthopedic patients

Position Responsibilities


  • 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


  • 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 principal investigator or co-investigator
  • Maintain a level of scholarship in Orthopedic Surgery consistent with academic rank


  • 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


  • Admit and manage patients who present through the orthopedic trauma service
  • Co-manage patients on other services
  • Triage medicine patients 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, and billing
  • Work effectively with other members of the extended inter-professional team


  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and reimbursement requirements

Required Qualifications

  • M.D. degree and ABOS certification/eligibility in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Record of scholarly publication in peer review journals
  • Direct experience managing complex orthopedic trauma cases, competence in standard inpatient procedures
  • A solid understanding of the orthopedic trauma 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

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

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. #LI-AC1

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