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Hand Surgeon (Ortho)

Department of Veterans Affairs
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Jan 31, 2025

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Surgery, Surgery, Orthopedic
Full Time
Position Type

The Las Vegas VA is seeking to hire a HAND SURGEON to join our dynamic team! Enjoy the many advantages of a Veterans Administration practice.

Responsibilities include:

Examine patient's and assess any deformity or illness
Document and review patients' histories
Apply and supervise appropriate curative, palliative, reconstructive, and corrective treatment modalities
Perform surgeries on patients who want to augment and/or beautify certain body parts
Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries to the musculoskeletal system, focusing on the hand
Prescribes course of treatment for patients with injuries, disorders, or malformations and performs required surgery.
Conducts and supervises direct patient care, including non-surgical and other interventional treatment options.
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.
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 Orthopedics 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

Advantages of a VA practice include:

  • amazing benefits package including a pension and thrift savings plan
  • collaborative colleagues
  • mission driven practice caring for our nation's veterans
  • unlimited outdoor recreation available in the Southwestern U.S.\
  • world class dining and entertainment in Las Vegas!

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