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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

VA Medical Center

Clarksburg, WV
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Clarksburg, WV

The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (LAJVAMC) is seeking a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to work with-in our Surgery Service.  Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform a pre-anesthetic evaluation, patient history and physical, which includes collecting preoperative consults and data.
  • Provide education to patients regarding the planned anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care for surgical patients Record all vital signs and events of the procedure.
  • Competency in the placement/management of spinal, thoracic and lumbar epidurals, brachial plexus blocks, upper and lower extremity blocks. Placement of IV's, arterial lines, central lines and pulmonary artery catheter placements.
  • Administer general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and monitor anesthesia care for surgical patients. Record all vital signs/events of the procedure.
  • Accompany patients to MICU/SICU and provide comprehensive  report to the receiving staff.
  • Evaluate postoperative patients for any anesthesia related complications.
  • Respond to emergency situations by providing air-way management, administration of emergency fluids, drugs and using basic/advanced cardiac life support techniques in order to perform necessary resuscitation procedures.
  • Performs as a mentor, preceptor or as a nurse educator providing didactic/clinical instruction for graduate-level nurse anesthesia students and/or other anesthesia care providers.
  • Participate in team approach to ensure appropriate patient assessments, anticipate patient care needs, prevent avoidable complications and achieve optimum patient conditions.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment for improvement of service for patient care.
    • Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, from 07:00 am to 03:30 pm; this position has on call duties; applicants must be available after duty hours for on call duties.  


      Functional Statement Title/#: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

      Best Care / Best Careers

      To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." These words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln during his Second Inaugural Address, reflect the philosophy and principles that guide VA in everything we do, and are the focus of our endeavors to serve our Nation's veterans and their families.

       The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has one of the most diverse, challenging, and rewarding missions in the United States Government. We strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and in the future.

      VA manages one of the largest health care systems in the world and the nation's leading employer of registered nurses. Nurses in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are engaged in a variety of roles and have multiple opportunities for career and professional development. The VHA provides veterans and their dependents with many other services such as benefits and education, and also provides burial benefits.

      Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We can provide you with challenging, interesting, meaningful work to care for the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our freedom.

       As the Department of Veterans Affairs heads into the 21st century, we will strive to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans today and tomorrow. We are a more customer-focused organization, functioning as "One-VA" and delivering seamless service to our customers.

      We benchmark our service with the best in business. We use innovative means and high technology to deliver "World-Class Customer Service". We foster partnerships with our customers and stakeholders, making them part of the decision-making process.

      Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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