VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (Las Vegas NV)

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An exciting job opportunity awaits you in a new, state-of-the-art VA facility in the entertainment capital of the world – Fabulous Las Vegas!   

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation.  Be part of an innovative team serving our nation’s heroes.  The VASNHS is comprised of a newly constructed 80+ bed medical center, which includes a 20 bed Psychiatric Inpatient Ward, and a 120 bed nursing home care unit, (4) major primary care clinics throughout the Las Vegas Valley, a dedicated Women’s Health Center in the medical facility, a centrally located Homeless Veteran Clinic, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) in Pahrump and Laughlin, Nevada.  VASNHS provides healthcare services to more than 45,000 patients yearly, exceeding 450,000 outpatient visits per year. Services provided by VASNHS continue to expand to meet the increasing demands and dynamic growth of our Veteran patient population.

The VASNHS is currently affiliated with over 49 institutions and provides health professional training in 38 degree and certificate programs, and annually, provides health professional training to almost 600 Graduate Medical Education and Associated Health Trainees, with primary Academic Partners and Affiliations with the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) and Touro University of Nevada.


  • Medical Care Budget:  $463,892,226
  • Employees: 2,444
  • Veteran Workforce:  40.8%
  • Total Medical Care FTEE: 2,236.3
  • RN Medical Care FTEE:  413.4
  • MD Medical Care FTEE:  178.1
  • Patients Treated:  57,383
  • Outpatient Visits:  797,804
  • Admissions:  5,266
  • Inpatient Bed Days:  28,778
  • Discharges:  5,284
  • Operating Beds:  110
  • Average Daily Census:  79
  • Occupancy Rate:  87.8% 
  • Number of Active Research Projects:  8

Specialty Services:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Gambling Addiction Treatment Program
  • Homeless Veteran Community Resource and Referral Center
  • Interventional Radiology Suite
  • Tomographic Mammography
  • VA/DOD Joint Venture with Nellis Air Force Base

Southern Nevada provides numerous benefits, features and diverse and independent lifestyles the area is well known for.  Nevada is one of only a handful of states with no individual or corporate income tax.  The Las Vegas valley offers a wide-array of affordable single and family housing options, from simple and convenient trouble-free apartment and condo living, to single family homes of every price range – both existing homes and new construction – at the price, location and range of community amenities to meet and satisfy your family’s needs and interests.  Over (30) airlines fly in and out of McCarran International Airport providing travelers with limitless and affordable domestic and international vacation, leisure and business destinations.  Frequent flights for inexpensive and quick weekend getaways are only a short trip to multiple interesting destinations throughout the Southwest, Northwest and all points on the beautiful Western Pacific Coast of the U.S, Hawaii, Alaska or Pacific Rim Countries.  You’re only a one hour flight time or a four hour drive to Los Angeles and all the fun and diversions associated with Southern California!    

Once known as adult playground for gambling and all-you-can-eat buffets, Las Vegas world class hotels, casino and resorts now boast the top chefs from around the world, offering residents and visitors an endless selection of casual and fine dining experiences, world class shows, live performances, nightclubs, dancing and concerts.  The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) fields Division I Athletic Teams, NCAA Bowl Games, and USA Sevens, the largest Rugby tournament in North America, and also hosts the National Finals Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals each year.  The Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), just north of the city, hosts NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and other automotive events.  The newly constructed 16-acre, $375 million dollar, T-Mobile Arena (20,000 Seat Capacity), which is part of a new Las Vegas development project known as The Park, is a multi-use indoor arena on the Las Vegas Strip, that hosts Concerts, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Latin Grammy and Academy of Country Music Awards Shows, Collegiate and Professional sporting events, and is the new home to the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL) and to the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. 

For Las Vegas cultural and arts scene, enjoy a diverse and rich selection of venues that are family friendly and an alternative to the traditional gaming, recreation and adult entertainment that Las Vegas is known for.  The Smith Center Performance Arts Center is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra with Music Director Donato Cabrera, and also hosts a variety of Broadway, Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Dance, Ballet, Family and Special Community Small & Large Group Attractions, Meetings and Venues throughout the year. Enjoy a new twist to an old classic, Sin City Opera, a premier contemporary opera company that brings affordable opera and classical music to our community in fresh and exciting new ways.  Other cultural and art attractions in Las Vegas include the West Las Vegas Arts Center; Winchester Cultural Center; Marjorie Barrick Museum, offering opportunities to learn about the native cultures of the southwest United States and Mesoamerica; Springs Preserve, a 180-acre cultural and historical attraction designed to commemorate Las Vegas’ dynamic history and provide a vision for the city’s sustainable future;  the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Las Vegas Arts District & Art Factory, housing photographers, painters, graphic designers, and many other professional displaying artwork ranging from contemporary to traditional styles, and is a social and educational hub offering educational programs, community meetings and even a weekly drawing class; the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, featuring brilliant and rare flora and foliage specifically chosen for the Bellagio from all over the world; the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, displaying brilliant works of art in an exquisite environment; Centaur Art Galleries, home to one of the largest selections of fine art; Left of Center Art Gallery & Studio, a contemporary non-profit art gallery featuring nationally and locally recognized guest artists.

Las Vegas enjoys 300+ days of sunshine filled days each year, which provide endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors!  Less than an hour drive takes you to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Hoover Dam, boosting over 10 million visitors each year; Mt. Charleston; Red Rock Canyon; Death Valley, the Valley of Fire, and the 1.6 million acre Desert National Wildlife Range and Visitor’s Center, just 25 miles north of Las Vegas, all provide extraordinary outdoor and water adventures, including fishing, hiking, backpacking, off-road motor sports.  The nearby Colorado River on the Southern side of the Hoover Dam provides 110 miles of river playground and is a sports enthusiast mecca and favorite destination among boaters, rafters, anglers, campers and sightseers, providing endless water and family fun and activities like whitewater rafting, kayaking, pontoon, floating house-and-party boats, water-skiing, knee boarding and wakeboarding, all the while meandering through blue and green azure waters of the rivers as it takes you through endless natural canyon vistas, geothermal hot spring pools hidden within side canyons, mountain ridges and rock formations, mystical desert landscapes, intersecting at the crossroads of three picturesque deserts – the Sonoran, Mojave and Great Basin. 

Need a quick day or weekend respite from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas Metropolitan city living, for some peaceful quiet nature time, then drive yourself and  the family for a visit to the Mojave National Preserve; Havasu National Wildlife Refuge; Kaibab National Forest; Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; Sequoia National Forest; or a walk among the clouds at the Grand Canyon Skywalk, where the glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending you 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. 

Welcome to Las Vegas and Southern Nevada – a great place to live, work, play and enjoy life!