Job ID: 289477829  |  Last Updated: 5/15/2018

Pulmonologist - Intensivist, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Las Vegas

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS)
Las Vegas , NV
Applicant Contact
David Aragon SPHR
National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant
(702) 675-5761
(702) 791-9111
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Las Vegas Nevada, is recruiting to fill the position of Pulmonologist Intensivist. The Candidate for this position is charged with delivering the best possible Pulmonary/Critical Care services to our Veteran patients. In conjunction with the Surgical or Medical attending physician and other consultants, the Pulmonologist/Intensivist (PI) directs the care of all patients in the Intensive Care Unit. The PI provides continuous vigilance; early intervention and ongoing care with the goal to decrease ICU related morbidity and mortality. In addition, the PI proactively communicates with the other members of the team to assure optimal results.

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?

Overview of Pulmonologist Intensivist Duties:
Examine and evaluate each patient soon after admission to the ICU and notify the admitting physician of
assessment and recommendations
Performs and document a Critical Care Medicine consultation on all patients
Write ICU orders in addition to the admitting physician orders as deemed necessary for optimal care
Perform and document subsequent evaluation of all patients in the ICU on daily rounds once every twenty-four
hours and as needed.
Coordinate with the admitting physician and consultants to organize diagnostic and treatment plans for all
Intensive Care Unit patients.
Participate in the Rapid Response Team (RRT) per hospital policy.
Perform and document diagnostic/therapeutic procedures within the scope of individual clinical privileges.
Respond to all cardiac and respiratory arrests in the ICU, assuming the role of the Code Team Leader.
Sign out to the oncoming physician to assure an informed transition of care. Complete off-duty summary notes
when leaving ICU service.
Assist in the appropriate transfer of patients within the Medical Center and, as possible, with transfer to other
Participate in patient care rounds daily with the charge nurse, pharmacy, dietary, case management, respiratory
care, pastoral care ICU nursing staff.

Overview of Pulmonologist Duties: When not scheduled for Intensivist duties, the PI will assume the role of consulting pulmonologist. As such s/he will perform inpatient/outpatient procedures, consultations, and follow-up care.

Diagnosis, treat and manage patients with pulmonary diseases according to accepted standards of care.
Perform outpatient Consultations in Pulmonary Clinic (8 to 15 patients per day)
Provide inpatient Pulmonary Consultations
Perform invasive procedures for which s/he has been granted privileges
Perform Compensation and Pension exams and/or reviews as requested
May admit ICU patients critically ill with pulmonary diseases and/or requiring assisted ventilation
Interpret pulmonary function tests
Participate in the educational programs for the critical care unit personnel as well as the medical staff
Participate in monitoring the quality, safety and appropriateness of patient care
Attending ICU Committee meetings. Develop/update ICU policies and procedures
Demonstrate ethical conduct and serve as a positive role model to others at all levels of the organization
Participate in quality assurance programs and chart reviews
Attend Medical Service staff meeting and Medical/Dental staff meetings
Complete medical records in accordance with Bylaws and Rules/Regulations of the Medical Staff
Participate in Medical Staff committee assignments
Perform other duties assigned by the Chief of Medicine

Position is an academic position and the candidate must qualify for academic standing and scholarly activities.

Overview of Academic Duties: Physician must participate in the academic affiliation with the University to include education of the medical students, advanced practitioners, residents, and fellows. Responsibilities will include conducting formal multidisciplinary rounds, overseeing the education of trainees with medical assessment and procedural skills, providing feedback and evaluation of trainees, participation in didactics such as grand rounds, morning conference, morbidity/mortality conference, lecture series, and journal club with evidence based medicine. Consideration will be given to candidates who have academic appointments or teaching experience.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with on-call duties on the weekend, night and holiday coverage as necessary.

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.

Basic Requirements:

Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pulmonology
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.
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.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. The VHA Physician Brochure provides an overview of the benefits
associated with a VA practice:
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 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,, (702) 675-5761.

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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!

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