Sample Orthopedic Surgeon Job Description

Job Description

At [HospitalX], our team of medical professionals is part of a network of care, serving [State area] for more than 75 years. The system-wide team is currently comprised of 25 orthopedic physicians fully supported with orthopedic-focused nurses and advanced practitioners. We have an opportunity for a highly experienced orthopedic surgeon to join our team, specializing in the surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, hand, wrist, and spine. The ideal candidate has the credentials and skills required, with a proven ability to engage with colleagues and patients, while sharing our dedication to exceptional care and outcomes.Your ultimate goal will be to improve the lives of your patients, but you’ll also be contributing to pioneering work that is changing the practice and improving the success rate of orthopedic surgery as a whole.

Objectives of this Role

  • Examine, diagnose, treat, and perform surgeries for patients with disorders, malformations, diseases, and injuries to the musculoskeletal system
  • Conduct and oversee direct patient care
  • Plan and execute disease prevention and health-promotion programs
  • Pursue medical research on diseases
  • Conduct, supervise, and participate in training of medical personnel needed to sustain a robust and readily available medical system
  • Maintain accurate records of patient profiles, treatments, and progress
  • Make referrals to physical therapists or other specialists as necessary

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Interview patients to gather information on medical history, allergies, and lifestyle
  • Diagnose patients using specialized equipment to identify bone fracture or defects
  • Perform surgical procedures to realign fractured bones/ligaments or to replace joint/hip bones, etc.
  • Prescribe medications and supplements as appropriate, and recommend nutrition, hygiene, lifestyle changes, and exercises to boost the healing process
  • Provide surgical assistance and consultation to medical doctors and general practitioners
  • Delegate tasks and coordinate the activities of nurses and other medical staff

Skills and Qualifications

  • MD or DO and successful 5-year orthopedic surgical residency
  • Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon and state licensure
  • 5+ years experience as an orthopedic surgeon
  • Proven success with relevant surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments
  • Compliance with all laws and hospital policies
  • Availability for 1:4 call schedule

Preferred Qualifications

  • Analytical mindset, dexterity, and a compassionate, patient-centered nature
  • Ability to communicate sensitive information to families
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish preferred)