Orthopaedic Surgeon-Fort Meade Campus

$350,000 - $390,000 yearly
  • Black Hills Health Care
  • Dec 16, 2019
Full time Orthopedic Surgery

Job Description

The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of Western South Dakota, where America vacations.  South Dakota has No State Income Tax, is the Second Happiest and one of the Safest States in the nation, is home to one of GORP.com's Top Ten Scenic Drives and Top Ten National Forests, features an Outdoor Life's Top City for Outdoor Enthusiasts and hosts the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

VA BHHCS is where we live and work in rural small town settings, only minutes from Rapid City's shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment venues.  We offer rich history, from Mammoths and Prehistoric Civilizations to the 7th Cavalry, Deadwood, the Star Spangled Banner and Mount Rushmore.  Wildlife abounds, sometimes in our own backyards, and rush hour may mean waiting for elk to cross the road.  The Black Hills experiences more sunny days than Miami or Honolulu, ensuring year round outdoor recreation. Hiking, fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, water skiing, golf, snowmobiling, hunting, camping, downhill and cross country skiing, motorcycling; the opportunities are endless.  The Black Hills includes stunning landscapes such as Harney Peak, Bear Butte, the Badlands, Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway and the Black Hills National Forest.  When it's time for civilization, you will find the Black Hills hosting local and national theatre groups, movie companies, national pow wow competitions, international dance troupes, symphony orchestras, concerts, and a variety of entertainers. Sports enthusiasts will find auto races, college sports, semi-pro hockey, and some of the best in rodeo.

With primary campuses at Fort Meade and Hot Springs and numerous Community Based Outpatient Clinics, VA BHHCS provides primary and secondary medical and surgical care, along with Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program services, for Veterans from North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska.  VA Black Hills Health Care is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23) - where we've been caring for America's Heroes for over 100 years.


VA Black Hills Health Care System (VABHHCS) is seeking a permanent full-time Orthopedic Surgeon to assume a staff position. VABHHCS serves Veterans with diverse surgical needs. The facility is seeking candidates with excellent interpersonal and clinical skills; experience in the full range of general orthopedic care including major joint replacement. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide direct patient care in the operating room, outpatient clinic and inpatient settings
  • Serve as collaborating physician for assigned Physician Assistants; take an active role in the evaluation of the patient, decision for treatment/care, and documentation in the patient electronic records
  • Maintain professional competency, courtesy and flexibility and provide the necessary services of this specialty.
  • Provide surgical treatment for patients with musculoskeletal injuries and diseases, including adult major joint reconstructive service.

Work Schedule: Day tour with expectioans of some extended hours

No Call Coverage

Key Requirements:

  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be prficient in written and spoken English


  • Starting salary between $350,000 and $390,000 per year
  • Yearly incentives of up to $15,000
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Long Term Health Care Insurance available
  • Retirement included, TSP (401K), Federal Pension, Social Security and Health Insurance
  • Work/Life Balance:  26 Vacation Days, 13 Sick Days and 10 Federal Holiday per year


  • Citizenship of the United States.  Noncitizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with the Department of Veterans Affairs 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.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

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