Department of Veterans Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Oct 2, 2024

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Full Time
Position Type
Rewarding practice opportunity with the Veterans Administration in Las Vegas, NV. The duties of an anesthesiologist include the care of a patient during the perioperative period. An anesthesiologist also serves as a subject matter expert for the facility in airway management, anesthetic/sedation drug management, and pain management. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is an intermediate complexity facility with a diverse inpatient and outpatient population.

- Evaluate, diagnose, treat, and provide consultation for patients of all ages in the perioperative or periprocedural period
- Serve as an expert in airway management including specialized techniques such as fiberoptic bronchoscopy, video laryngoscopy, and one lung ventilation
- Document and review patients' histories
- Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests
- Use specialized equipment including, but not limited to specialized monitoring devices, laryngoscopes, bronchoscopes, ventilators, and ultrasounds
- Evaluate for and perform anesthetics including monitored anesthesia care, general anesthesia, and/or regional anesthesia as is appropriate for the patient
- Placement of invasive monitoring as is appropriate for the patient
- Provide acute and chronic pain management
- Prescribe and administering treatments in all aspects of the specialty
- Provide consultations or referring patients to specialists
- Conduct and supervise direct patient care
- Explain the risks, dangers, and expectations to patients
- Consultations and follow-up in both the outpatient and inpatient areas
- Quality testing and referral for maintenance of equipment
- Plan and execute disease prevention and health promotion
- Exercise command of medical and surgical care as provided by law and regulations
- Conduct medical research whenever appropriate, and participate in education and training of related personnel
- Participate in on-call schedule in a responsive and timely manner
- Collaborate and participate in multi-disciplinary care
- Maintain the Medical Records as required by the Health Records Policy
- Timely response to clinical emergencies


- Participate in all meetings and other initiatives of the respective Section, Service, and the Hospital
- Participate in quality assurance projects/patient safety initiatives in the department and facility
- Provide daily guidance on operating room scheduling and flow
- Maintain CME and licensure as required by the licensing Board(s)
- Teach Residents and Fellows
- Enhance departmental and organizational reputation
- Maintain confidentiality of all health information and records according to Federal guidelines and regulation

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