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    Summary

    The position is located at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), assigned to the Surgical Care Line reporting to the Chief of Surgery.

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    Responsibilities

    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.

    Work Schedule: Varies
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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    0602 Medical Officer

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