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    FULL TIME ENT / HEAD & NECK SURGEON WANTED

    VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is seeking a full-time ENT (Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery) surgeon to join a large and expanding Surgery Department. The practice involves all aspects of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery. Candidates must have strong academic aspirations with focus on clinical and/or basic research and teaching.

    The candidate will join the existing ENT team, participate in the call schedule, and split clinical time between ENT clinic and the Operating Room.

    We will strive to give you the tools, resources, and freedom you need to achieve the best possible outcome for your patients. In addition to the state-of-the-art ENT suites and Operating Rooms, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including:

    -Competitive salary
    -Generous paid vacation time
    -Additional time-off benefits
    -Education leave
    -Term Life Insurance
    -Major medical and dental coverage
    -Disability income benefits
    -Professional liability coverage
    -Retirement and savings plan
    -A number of other added benefits

    Located in Las Vegas, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is among the newest VA Medical Centers in the US. The area has numerous recreational and cultural attractions. The Las Vegas valley is also close to Southern California. Nevada has no State Income Tax, low property taxes, and abundant, affordable planned communities.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Responsibilities

    The position is located at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), assigned to the Surgical Care Line reporting to the Chief of Surgery. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology of Head and Neck Surgery otolaryngology physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat as well as structures of the neck and face. Competence in the in tumor surgery is required. Otolaryngology Surgery has been prominent in the development of innovative techniques in head and neck surgery. The foundation of surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other basic sciences is fundamental to this specialty. Competency in otolaryngology surgery implies a special combination of basic knowledge, surgical judgment, technical expertise, ethics, and interpersonal skills in order to achieve satisfactory patient relationships and problem resolution.
    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    -Leadership in the application of Evidence-Based Medicine to in-patient and outpatient client care, organizational processes and/or systems, improving outcomes at service level.
    -Knowledge to implement an educational plan to meet changing program or service needs for self and others.
    -Knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues related to ENT care and performance measures related to ENT.
    -Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of ENT care.
    -Knowledge of Quality Improvement tools in data collection and identifies barriers to the achievement of quality improvement in ENT care.
    -Knowledge relevant to the principles, practices and techniques associated with Performance Improvement, healthcare-related issues, and other clinical professions.
    -Ability to retrieve, collect and analyze data in order to identify patterns and/or trends, and ways to modify and/or improve care practices in order to facilitate accomplishment of quality patient care.
    -Knowledge of the Computerized Patient Medical Record. Ability to analyze and evaluate the clinical contents of medical records and associated documents, in terms of the quality and appropriateness of clinical care issues, such as adherence to, or deviation from accepted referral/consultation guidelines, standards and/or procedures.
    -Thorough understanding of long-range objectives and the orderly and logical progression of steps to achieve those objectives.
    -Knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues related to ENT care.
    -May perform at a minimum 90% of his/her time in a clinical role 10% in administrative and educational role.
    -Expected to function as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire general surgery division. This means that each individual surgeon should expect to take a proportional amount of call. Should be prepared to cover other attending's patients when "on call" as well as to be able to delegate responsibility to colleagues when "off call"
    -Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of a systematic assessment of clinical, administrative and research practices in support of ENT care.
    -Reviews medical charts of patients identified Peer Review; discuss cases/medical charts with physicians when needed/required.
    -Analyzes and evaluates the clinical contents of medical records and associated documents, in terms of the quality and appropriateness of clinical care issues, such as adherence to, or deviation from accepted referral/consultation guidelines, standards and/or procedures.
    -Makes determinations of medical necessity and documents approval or denial of referral/consultation requests for ENT care with supporting data and rationale in the electronic medical record.

    Work Schedule: Varies
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Status Candidates

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487613000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.