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