Surgeon (Plastic/Ortho Hand) Las Vegas

Department of Veterans Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Plastic
Full Time
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The Las Vegas VA is seeking to hire a Plastic/Orthopedic Hand Surgeon to join our dynamic team!

The duties of a Plastic/Orthopedic hand surgeon are related to skills in both specialties and include:

  • Examine patient's and assess any deformity or illness
  • Apply appropriate reconstructive, cosmetic, and corrective medical treatments
  • Perform surgeries on patients who want to augment and/or beautify certain body parts
  • Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries
  • Prescribes course of treatment for patients with injuries, disorders, or malformations and performs required surgery
  • Conducts and supervises direct patient care, including some non-surgical treatment options
  • Follow up with patients and provide appropriate medical care
  • Explain the risks and dangers of surgical procedures to patients
  • Follow-up in outpatient and inpatient areas
  • Make sure that surgical equipment is adequate
  • Plans and executes disease prevention and health promotion programs
  • Exercises command of medical units as provided by law and regulations
  • Conduct medical research on new injuries or diseases, and conducts, supervises, and participates in medical education and training of other medical personnel
  • Participates in on-call schedule in a responsive and timely manner
  • Provides outpatient consultation and hospital consultation services
  • Maintains CME units based on the requirements of the specifying Board
  • Maintains historical records by documenting symptoms, medications, and treatment events and writing summaries
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations
  • Taking call for Plastic surgery and Orthopedic hand surgery emergencies
  • Collaboration with Providers for this and other specialties
  • Teaching of Residents and Fellows
  • Participation in all meetings and other initiatives of the respective Section, other Services and the Hospital as a whole

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30 pm

We offer:

  • Competitive pay based on training, experience, and local labor market
  • Relocation
  • Annual performance bonus up to an additional $15K per year
  • Guaranteed salary increases
  • Licensure: 1 full & unrestricted active U.S. license
  • CME: $1,000/year and 5 days of paid absences for CME courses
  • Malpractice: VHA physicians are covered under federal tort laws
  • No employment contracts, noncompete clauses, or restrictive covenants
  • 26 days paid vacation; 13 days paid sick time; 11 paid federal holidays; 15 days military
  • Federal Retirement Plan
  • Separate 401K with partial agency match
  • Health Insurance (Dental & Vision supplemental insurance available)
  • Life Insurance
  • Nationwide Mobility Relocate without loss of benefits, vacation, or pay
  • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program up to $200,000

COVID; As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

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