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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

VA Medical Center


Location:
Clarksburg, WV
Date:
11/28/2017
2017-11-282017-12-29
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The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (LAJVAMC)is seeking a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to work with-in ourSurgery 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 to03:30 pm; this position has on call duties; applicants mustbe available after dutyhours for on call duties.

      Functional Statement Title/#: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist








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      Job Details



      Application Open Date

      8/2/2017



      Application Close Date

      11/30/2017




      Organization

      Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration



      Who May Apply

      United States Citizens



      Status

      Full Time




























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        • It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

          This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

          This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.





      • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section

        • Basic Requirements:

          U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

          Education. Must be a graduate of a school of professional nursing that was approved by the appropriate State accrediting agency and accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC; http://www.nlnac.org) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE; http://www.aacn.nche.edu) at the time you completed the program.

          Registration. Must possess current, full, active and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States or the District of Columbia.

          Certification. On and after May 4, 1993, certification by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified nurse anesthetists employed by VA as a nurse anesthetist prior to May 4, 1993 and continuously thereafter. Any nurse anesthetist who leaves VA employment or vacates the nurse anesthetist occupation for another VA position, must meet the current requirement of certification for re-appointment as a nurse anesthetist. Nurse Anesthetists will maintain recertification by meeting the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist's requirements as a condition of employment.

          Specialized Experience/Grade Determinations-

          Entry Level (Nurse II)

          (a) Experience and Education. None beyond the basic requirements.

          (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. The following list of knowledge, skills and abilities present the minimum skill set expected of an Entry Level Nurse Anesthetist. Entry level into nurse anesthesia practice may include but are not limited to the following:

          1. Ability to translate the principles of professional nursing practice in the care of assigned patients in order to provide appropriate care. 2. Ability to do a pre-anesthetic patient history and physical, which includes collecting pre-operative consults and data.

          3. Ability to formulate an anesthetic plan and describe the anesthetic risks, benefits and options to the patient.

          4. Ability to administer inhalation, regional, intravenous, local, and topical anesthetics and to detect unfavorable reactions in order to continuously evaluate the patient's physical status.

          5. Ability to respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using appropriate resuscitation procedures for patient care.

          6. Ability to provide patient care that is abreast of changing concepts and advancements in the profession.

          7. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment for improvement of services for patient care.

          8. Ability to practice nurse anesthesia with colleagues and peers utilizing a collaborative team concept of anesthesia care.

          Full Performance Level (Nurse III)

          (a) Experience and Education. In addition to meeting the requirements for Entry Level, the CRNA has had progressively responsible experience in the administration of anesthetics as indicated in the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below. These individuals must demonstrate the ability to participate in a program for nurse anesthesia care and demonstrate knowledge of anesthetizing locations, methods, equipment and procedures. At this level, the CRNA has experience in the administration of anesthetics that has demonstrated the nurse anesthetist's ability to participate in team programs that are technically challenging and/or complicated. Typically candidates can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of Full Performance Level within 2 years from entering the occupation.

          (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

          Full Performance Level practice in nurse anesthesia includes but is not limited to the following:

          1. Skill in conducting and managing anesthesia for a broad range of complex surgical procedures. In addition, the CRNA must be able to adapt/modify anesthesia techniques in order to optimize patient care.

          2. Ability to complete work assignments selected to add depth and breadth to their technical knowledge and skill competence. Work assignments will vary at each facility depending on the progressive acuity required for anesthesia care.

          3. Ability to respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and by the use of basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques in order to perform necessary resuscitation procedures.

          4. Ability to effectively blend technology, skills, and competency for the advancement of anesthesia techniques, pharmacology, and equipment.

          5. Ability to apply new developments and theories to develop and demonstrate the ability to recognize and solve various complex anesthesia situations.

          6. Ability to practice nurse anesthesia with colleagues and peers in a team concept of anesthesia care and blend management skills with technical experience.

          7. Ability to recognize clinical and technical aspects of anesthesia care and has in-depth knowledge of anesthesia methods and techniques for the practice of anesthesia.

          8. Ability to perform as a mentor, preceptor, or nurse educator providing didactic and clinical instruction for graduate-level nurse anesthesia students and/or other anesthesia care providers.

          9. Ability to participate in the development of anesthesia patient care audit processes involving in depth review and analysis of anesthesia records.

          10. Ability to provide guidance and instruction in preparing others for positions of leadership and ethical practices which impact patient care.

          Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

          Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G7, Nurse Anesthetist VA Qualification Standards





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      • How To ApplyOpen How To Apply SectionClose How To Apply Section

        • All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

          To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

          The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 30, 2017 to received consideration.

          1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

          2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

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      • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section

        • Series: 0605-Nurse Anesthetist (Title 38)


          Job Pay Type: Per Year


          Job Openings: 1


          Job Position: 540-17-LEB-1991570-BU




          The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center (LAJVAMC)is seeking a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to work with-in ourSurgery 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 to03:30 pm; this position has on call duties; applicants mustbe available after dutyhours for on call duties.

            Functional Statement Title/#: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist







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