Sleep Medicine Physician In Beautiful Reno/Lake Tahoe Area

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtySleep Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary Range$300,000 to $350,000
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedRetention

Sleep Medicine Physician in Beautiful Reno /Lake Tahoe

Sleep Medicine Physician in Beautiful Reno/Lake Tahoe Area

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) in Reno, NV is seeking a Sleep Medicine Physician.

The Sleep Medicine Physician may be responsible for:

The sleep specialist is a specialty care physician who is board certified or board eligible in Sleep Medicine. The sleep physician will be involved in daily operations of the VA Sierra Nevada Medical Center's Sleep Service, including sleep medicine clinics, sleep laboratory program, home sleep program, and sleep telehealth program. The full-time sleep physician provides initial evaluation and management for patients with the full spectrum of sleep disorders in-person and via clinical video telemedicine, performs interpretation of diagnostic/therapeutic In-Lab polysomnographic studies, Home Sleep polysomnographic studies, sleep consult management, and other additional duties based on Sleep Service needs. The sleep physician is responsible for assisting the team in the development of an organized approach to sleep disorders, sleep quality improvement initiatives and in the implementation of evidence-based medicine and best practices, thereby resulting in improved patient outcome at decreased cost. The sleep physician will be encouraged to participate in clinical sleep education as part of the VA mission.

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS) provides inpatient and outpatient care to a large geographical area that includes 20 counties in northern Nevada and northeastern California. The Reno campus is the site of the Ioannis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center, which operates 64 hospital beds and 60 Community Living Center (CLC) beds. VASNHCS also manages community-based outpatient clinics in Auburn and Susanville, CA, and Carson Valley, Lahontan Valley, Fallon, and Winnemucca, NV. VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System provides health care to approximately 120,000 veterans. 

Benefits and Features

  • Expected Salary range for well qualified Pulm/CC range from $300,000 to $348,000 per year, with consideration given to candidate's qualifications, credentials and experience; and may include up to $15,000 in Annual Performance Bonus. Selected candidate may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), and if approved, receive up to $200k in school loan repayment.
  • The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance.
  • Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME 
  • Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option
  • Federal Retirement Plans thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching


Welcome to Reno/Tahoe! Nestled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains with easy access to Lake Tahoe, Reno is ideal for your inner adventurer. Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking in the summer, sledding and snowshoeing in the winter, or head on up to the slopes to ski or snowboard where many Olympic athletes train. Check out our many hip restaurants and shops in Midtown, or take a walk by the river downtown and stop in at a dog friendly brewery. We are the home of a dynamic art scene and many iconic events: Artown, Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, Rib Cook-off, Great Reno Balloon Races, Reno Rodeo, and the National Championship Air Races. Summers can get hot, but the humidity is low, and there is no state income tax in Nevada! For more information click: Special Events.

We encourage you to consider VA employment in Reno, NV. We offer both a mission you can put your heart into and a home for fun, new experiences. Join a team that values a healthy home/work life balance and be rewarded by your role in keeping the promise to those who served." For more information click Recreation

For more information, please visit www.whyreno.org.

https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Careers/Physicians

For more information, please contact VA Healthcare Recruiter:

Kelly De Boer

(775) 223-5331

Kelly.deboer@va.gov

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

Facility and Location

The Reno campus operates 64 hospital beds, 60 Community Living Center beds, 14 ED beds, 12 ICU beds and 14 inpatient psych beds, in addition to four Community Based Outpatient Clinics and one rural outreach clinic. Academic affiliations for VASNHCS are the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine and the East Bay Surgical Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Approximately 45 medical, surgical, and psychiatry residents rotate annually through VASNHCS. Reno VA has 4 surgical suites in addition to cystoscopy and urology anesthesia suites. Approximately 50-55 cases per week are performed in orthopedics, general, ENT, urology, vascular, thoracic and GYN surgical specialties/subspecialties.

Work with an interdisciplinary team of health professionals in a patient centered care environment with one of the most advanced electronic medical records reporting systems in the country. In addition to the generous benefits, VA physicians are not burdened with the costs of office overhead or liability protection.

Move to the scenic and exciting city of Reno, Nevada! Located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Reno is minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Outdoor adventure and fun are synonymous with Reno, as the city offers a myriad of open-air activities: water/snow skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing, golfing, mountain climbing/biking, off-roading, and rafting. There are fifteen ski resorts in the Reno/Tahoe area, including Squaw Valley and Northstar. Reno/Tahoe is also home to two dozen golf courses, including the PGA tour course Montreux. Reno/Sparks plays host to numerous local events, such as Farmer’s Market, Chili Cook-Off, Rib Cook-Off, Hot-Air Balloon Races, Street Vibrations, Artown, and the world famous Hot August Nights. Local casinos, clubs and bars provide for an entertaining nightlife in this 24-hour town. In addition, art and culture are pervasive in Reno. The Stremmel Art Gallery and Artown reveal the creative side of the "Biggest Little City…" The University of Nevada, Reno has the state’s only medical school, which includes 16 clinical departments and offers M.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Residents of the Reno area enjoy all four seasons, the desert climate is temperate in the fall and spring, hot in the summer and cold/snowy in the winter. Reno offers big-city shopping to boot! The Summit Sierra lifestyle center is the city’s premier shopping destination. The outdoor mall offers stores such as Apple, Buckle, Coach, Dillard’s, GAP, Guess, Hollister and Pottery Barn. Reno is listed as one of the hundred best cities in America to raise a family by Best Life and MSNBC. Reno was ranked the 9th best city to live in by Sperling &,,,,,, Sanders. Finally, Nevada has a favorable tax climate and does not have a state income tax.

VA Benefits

Paid Time Off:

  • 26 Days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
  • 13 Days paid sick leave each year with no limit on accumulation
  • 11 paid Federal holidays per year
  • 5 Days paid absence to attend approved CME courses

Insurance:

  • Health Insurance: VA employees have an outstanding number of health insurance plans from which to choose (premiums are partially paid by VA) Lifetime Healthcare Insurance options available
  • Dental & Vision: Our insurance options also include exceptional vision and dental plans (premiums are partially paid by VA)
  • VA employees have the option to use Flexible Spending Accounts, which allow you to use tax-free dollars to pay for medical, dental, and vision care expenses that are not reimbursed by your health insurance plan
  • Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government
  • Long-term care insurance is available as an option

Federal Retirement Plan:

  • VA employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits, 2) FERS-RAE basic benefits (pension), and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan
  • How is the pension funded? VA employees automatically contribute 4.4% of their salary each pay period and the VA contributes 8.3% of the employee’s salary each pay period for a total annual contribution percentage equal to 12.7% of the employee’s salary
  • Similar to the 401(k) savings plans widely available in the private sector, the TSP allows employees to tax defer a portion of their income each year, subject to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service. For calendar year 2020, employees under the age of 50 may contribute up to $19,500, while those over age 50 are eligible to make catch-up contributions that allow them to defer up to $25,500.
  • The Federal Government also provides an automatic basic contribution (1% of salary) and up to 4% of salary in matching contributions, depending on the amount of the employee contribution
  • For retired military personnel, these benefits are in addition to full monthly retirement pay or pension
  • In addition to FERS, VA provides health care insurance coverage for retired personnel
  • Disability Retirement
  • Employees are vested in a federal pension after only 5 years’ service

Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious, or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

Facility & Address

  • VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
  • 20 Minutes from Lake Tahoe California, 975 Kirman Ave Reno NV

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