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The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Las Vegas Nevada, is searching for well qualified Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, to join our Surgical Care Line team, reporting to the Chief of Surgery. Per the American Academy of Otolaryngology of Head and Neck Surgery, otolaryngology physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat as well as structures of the neck and face. Competence in the in-tumor surgery is required. Otolaryngology Surgery has been prominent in the development of innovative techniques in head and neck surgery. The foundation of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other basic sciences is fundamental to this specialty. Competency in otolaryngology surgery implies a special combination of basic knowledge, surgical judgment, technical expertise, ethics, and interpersonal skills to achieve satisfactory patient relationships and problem resolution.

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve their health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 Veterans living in our catchment area. Within the sunny Las Vegas valley and surrounding areas, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) provides outpatient and inpatient health care services to more than 45,000 patients yearly, exceeding 450,000 outpatient visits per year. This comprehensive VA Medical Center is a 90-bed inpatient facility with state-of-the-art medical, diagnostic and surgical services. Other services provided by VASNHS include a 20-bed inpatient psychiatric treatment ward that opened on April 15, 2013. Several outpatient services are available at the Medical Center. Services provided by VASNHS continue to expand to meet the demands of the dynamic growth.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Leadership in the application of Evidence-Based Medicine to in-patient and outpatient client care, organizational
processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at service level.
Knowledge to implement an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others.
Knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues related to ENT care and performance measures
related to ENT.
Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the
administration of ENT care.
Knowledge of Quality Improvement tools in data collection and identifies barriers to the achievement of quality
improvement in ENT care.
Knowledge relevant to the principles, practices and techniques associated with Performance Improvement,
healthcare-related issues, and other clinical professions.
Ability to retrieve, collect and analyze data to identify patterns and/or trends, and ways to modify and/or improve
care practices to facilitate accomplishment of quality patient care.
Knowledge of the Computerized Patient Medical Record. Ability to analyze and evaluate the clinical contents of
medical records and associated documents, in terms of the quality and appropriateness of clinical care issues,
such as adherence to, or deviation from accepted referral/consultation guidelines, standards and/or procedures.
Thorough understanding of long-range objectives and the orderly and logical progression of steps to achieve
those objectives.
Knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues related to ENT care.
May perform at a minimum 90% of his/her time in a clinical role 10% in administrative and educational role.
Expected to function as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire general surgery division. This
means that each individual surgeon should expect to take a proportional amount of call. Should be prepared to
cover other attending's patients when "on call" as well as to be able to delegate responsibility to colleagues
when "off call"
Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of a systematic assessment of clinical,
administrative and research practices in support of ENT care.
Reviews medical charts of patients identified Peer Review; discuss cases/medical charts with physicians when
needed/required.
Analyzes and evaluates the clinical contents of medical records and associated documents, in terms of the quality
and appropriateness of clinical care issues, such as adherence to, or deviation from accepted referral/consultation
guidelines, standards and/or procedures.
Makes determinations of medical necessity and documents approval or denial of referral/consultation requests for
ENT care with supporting data and rationale in the electronic medical record.

Requirements & Expectations:

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

Benefits:

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA Physician Brochure provides an overview of the benefits
associated with a VA practice: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/Physician_Brochure.pdf
Annual leave shall accrue for full-time physicians at the rate of 26 days per leave year (1 day per pay period).

An exciting job opportunity awaits you at our new, state-of-the-art VA facility in the entertainment capital of the world Fabulous Las Vegas! The VASNHS is comprised of a newly constructed 90 bed Medical Center, (4) Primary Care Clinics throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Pahrump and Laughlin, Nevada. Las Vegas offers no state income tax, a variety of affordable housing options and well-planned residential communities, an international airport, world class dining & entertainment, outdoor recreation and 300 sunny days a year outdoor recreation and activities include Lake Mead/Hoover Dam, Mt. Charleston/Red Rock Canyon, Death Valley/Valley of Fire including fishing, hiking, backpacking, water sports, and acres of uninhabited desert landscape for off road enthusiasts to enjoy a nonstop playground. Click for Las Vegas Community Guide at http://www.lasvegascommunityguide.com/ to learn more about our great City! Now is a great time to take your career to the next level in beautiful Las Vegas Join Our VA Healthcare Team Today!

For information and consideration, please email your Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae to: Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, david.aragon@va.gov, (702) 675-5761.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), under the Department of Veterans Affairs, serves the needs of America's Veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services. To accomplish this mission, VHA strives to be a comprehensive, integrated health care system that provides excellence in health care value, excellence in service as defined by its customers, and excellence in education and research. Join VA -The Best Care-The Best Careers.

Careers in virtually all specialties, with opportunities to be involved in research and academics and remember - with one unrestricted license, you can practice anywhere! Great benefits and leadership programs to boot!