Department of Veterans Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 16, 2018
Dec 16, 2018
Full Time
Position Type

Position Information

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas Nevada is searching for talented Board Certified / Board Eligible Gastroenterologists to help care for our Veterans -- America's Heroes. This exciting job opportunity awaits you in a new, state-of-the-art VA facility in the entertainment capital of the world – Fabulous Las Vegas!  VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is among the newest VA Medical Centers in the US and has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation in the Las Vegas Community since 1972.  The VASNHS is comprised of a newly constructed 80+ bed medical center, and 120 bed Community Living Center / Future Nursing Home Care Unit, (4) primary care clinics throughout the Las Vegas Valley, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Pahrump and Laughlin, Nevada. The Las Vegas valley is short drive to Southern California, has no State Income Tax, low property taxes, and abundant and affordable planned communities and housing options.

The selected Gastroenterologist Physician Candidate will be responsibilities for completing patient history and physical examinations, diagnosis, and therapeutic-ability, effectiveness in emergencies, patient management, consultation, specialty skills and record keeping. Physician is expected to promote delivery of quality patient care based on current standards in the practice of GI Diseases in our gastroenterology clinics and hospital; ICU and Hospital coverage; Performs GI Endoscopies/Special Procedures (G-tube, ERCP, etc.); Skill and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served, including the ability to identify patient needs and to provide the care needed to promote improvement. Provider will also have teaching responsibilities include the effectiveness in teaching, monitoring and coordination of educational activities - planning, evaluating and documenting. Gastroenterologist's educational responsibilities include: Teaching house staff/students in ICU/Hospital/outpatient clinic; Research responsibilities and development include the ability to identify and define significant research and development problems, to plan and execute a precise research program and to generate effective reports and results worthy of publication. The GI Physician should be able to communicate and promote the broad use of the results of research and development.

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

  • Must be a Citizen of the United States
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Must have current, full and unrestricted U.S. state license to practice medicine
  • Residency Training in Gastroenterology Leaded to Board Eligibility or Board Certification

Community Information

The Las Vegas Nevada community is well-known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World” where visitors and residents alike enjoy unlimited options for fine or frequent dining, live entertainment, college and professional level sporting events, concerts, plays, and musical performances for all ages, and of course Metropolitan City Life and Gaming. The region is also close to Southern California. Nevada has no State Income Tax, low property taxes, and abundant, affordable planned communities. Less well known to visitors to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip is our beautiful planned residential communities with diverse new and current housing choices, numerous education options for the children, and communities perfect for raising a family.

If you are an “outdoors” person, you will enjoy the expansive natural beauty of both our city and suburban parks, trails, hills, mountains, forests and desert scenery. Enjoy a visit to Lake Mead National Recreation Area Hoover Dam and Boulder City and the Colorado River for boating, fishing, jet skiing, camping, and swimming. Enjoy hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, picnics, camping and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire State Park (46,000 Acres), Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and its 13-mile Scenic Drive in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, known for its geological features, towering sandstone peaks, Native American petroglyphs and seasonal waterfalls at Ice Box Canyon.

Or enjoy the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area and over 57,000 acres of protected wilderness that is part of the greater 316,000 acres of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area with the highest part at Charleston Peak with an elevation of 11,908 feet for limitless Summer and Winter fun. Las Vegas Nevada Welcomes You!

Benefits and Features

Expected Salary range for well qualified BC Gastroenterologist will range from $260,000.00 to $300,000.00 with possibility of Recruitment/Relocation Incentive for highly qualified candidate.  The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan.

About the VA

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.

To Explore This Physician Opportunity Further

Email copy of your CV & Cover Letter to Henry "Hank" Laguatan, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant