This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required A Recruitment Incentive has been authorized. Responsibilities/General Description The Surgical Service Section of the Reno VA Medical Center provides care in various outpatient and inpatient settings throughout the facility. Administration of all levels of sedation to adult patients. Care includes pain relief and maintenance, or restoration, of a stable condition during and immediately following surgical, obstetrical, and diagnostic procedures. May provide care to patients in the intensive care setting in conformance with unit policies. Assess, stabilize, and determine the disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services. Functions/Scope Consultation for medical and surgical patients Image-guided procedures Interpretation of laboratory results Management of both normal perioperative fluid therapy and massive fluid and/or blood loss Management of patients requiring general anesthesia, deep sedation, regional anesthesia monitored anesthetic care for elective and emergent surgery for a wide variety of surgical conditions Management of normal and abnormal airways Mechanical ventilation Pharmacologic support of the circulation Placement of venous and arterial catheters Preoperative assessment of patients scheduled for surgery Recognition, prevention, and treatment of pain in medical and surgical patients Sedation or anesthesia outside the operating rooms Temperature regulation Participation in the teaching programs of the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. Provide educational opportunities for students of medicine, residents, nursing, pharmacy, and others. Residents in training in medicine, surgery, psychiatry and family practice also receive instruction from Surgical Service staff. Provide training and/or direction as applicable to supporting employees (e.g. RNs, LPNs, technicians, administrative support staff) assigned to the unit during the performance of duties. Such direction and interaction will adhere to government and professional clinical standards and accepted clinical protocol.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.