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Physician - Urologist

Department of Veterans Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Nov 10, 2023

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Full Time
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Rewarding Practice Opportunity with the Veterans Administration in Las Vegas, NV!

The duties of a Urologist are related to the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the genitourinary tract of male and female urinary tract conditions as well as conditions affecting the male reproductive organs. It uses the foundation of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other basic sciences is fundamental to this specialty. The urologist's responsibilities include treating patients who have problems with their kidneys, adrenal glands, and bladders, and treating men who experience problems with their reproductive organs, prostate, and external genitalia to include:

  • Examining, diagnosing, and treating patient conditions and disorders of the genitourinary organs and tracts
  • Documenting and reviewing patients' histories
  • Ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests
  • Using specialized equipment, such as X-rays, fluoroscopes, endoscopes, and catheters
  • Performing abdominal, pelvic, or retroperitoneal surgeries (open procedures, endourology, and minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery) when necessary
  • Treating lower urinary tract dysfunctions
  • Prescribing and administering antibiotics, antiseptics, or compresses to treat infections or injuries
  • Prescribing medications for patients with erectile dysfunction, infertility, or ejaculation problems
  • Providing Urology consultations or referring patients to specialists
  • Conducts and supervises direct patient care, including some non-surgical treatment options
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations
  • Taking call for Urology 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
  • Follow up with patients and provide appropriate medical care
  • Explain the risks and dangers of surgical procedures to patients
  • Follow-up in the 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

Enjoy the many benefits of a Veterans Administration practice:

  • amazing federal benefits including a pension and thrift savings program
  • state-of-the-art medical facility with robotic access
  • collaborative colleagues
  • work life balance in the the Southwest United States at your disposal
  • mission driven practice caring for our nation's veterans

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