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2018-07-102018-08-12

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Nashville, TN
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Summary
Duties
  • Perform anesthetic history and physical assessment of patients and documenting records.
  • Develop and implement an anesthetic plan in discussion with an anesthesiologist and document patient files and records.
  • Initiate the anesthetic technique which may include general, regional, local, and sedation, under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
  • Maintain anesthesia at appropriate levels, support life function during the perioperative period, take immediate corrective action while informing the attending anesthesiologist and surgeon ASAP of abnormal patient responses.
  • Provide direct professional observation and resuscitation until the patient has regained control of his/her vital functions.
  • Maintain a complete and legible documentation of the perioperative course on both the Anesthetic Record and the progress notes.
  • Select, apply, and insert appropriate non-invasive and radial arterial lines only monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient's physical status.
  • Facilitate emergency and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering and administering medications, fluids and ventilator support. Initiate and administer respiratory support to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the postanesthesia period by interpreting arterial blood gases and assessment as needed in discussion with an anesthesiologist.
  • Perform the postoperative evaluation and physical assessment of postoperative patients and document records.
  • Maintenance of neuroaxial and plexus infusions and removal of neuroaxial and plexus catheters.
  • Respond to emergency situations inside and out of the OR by initiating CPR using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques until a physician (if needed) becomes available and then provide assistance as needed.
  • Order blood and blood products after discussion with Attending Anesthesiologist.
  • Secure and maintain airway outside of the surgical suite when needed.
  • Maintain active Basic Life Support Certification and Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification
Functional Statement Title: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, #000000

Work Schedule: Based on needs of the service.
Financial Discloser Report: Not required

graph of estimated pay ranges
$130,518
$210,700
Job Details
Application Open Date
7/4/2018

Application Close Date
7/19/2018
Organization
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Who May Apply
None

Status
None


  • More About VAOpen More About VA SectionClose More About VA Section
    • Annual leave shall accrue for full-time Nurses, and Nurse Anesthetists at the rate of 8 hours for each full biweekly pay period.

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

      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.

      United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

      VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

      Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

      If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

  • QualificationsOpen Qualifications SectionClose Qualifications Section
    • BASIC REQUIREMENTS

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

      English Language Proficiency. Nurse Anesthetists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

      Education:
      (1) A degree in nursing from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate state-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant:

      (a) The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006. Additional information may be obtained from the NLNAC Web site; or

      (b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The CCNE accredits bachelor's and master's degree programs and is located at One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036. Additional information may be obtained from the CCNE Web site.

      (c) In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, and unrestricted registration (see basic requirement in subparagraph c below) and the possession of a Certificate from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.

      AND

      (2) Graduate of an accredited nurse anesthesia educational program approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) at the time the program was completed by the applicant. The AANA has compiled current listings of approved training institutions, which are published annually in the December issue of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal. The American Hospital Association in their "Guide to the Health Care Field" also publishes listings of approved training institutions annually in August.
      Registration: Current, full, 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. The nurse anesthetist must maintain a current, full, active and unrestricted registration to continue employment with VA. The appointing official may waive this requirement if the nurse anesthetist is to serve in a country other than the United States and has registration in that country (e.g. Philippines).

      Certification:
      (1) 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. The CCNA and the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists have designated the AANA's web site as a display agent for their information.

      (2) Nurse Anesthetists will maintain recertification by meeting the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist's requirements as a condition of employment.

      Grandfathering Provision. All nurse anesthetists employed in VHA on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and licensure/certification/registration that are part of the basic requirements of the occupation. Nurse anesthetists who are grandfathered under the provisions of this subparagraph may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journey) level (Nurse III), but may not be promoted beyond the journey level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions.
      Loss of Credential. An employee in this occupation who fails to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment (see VA Handbook 5005, part II, chapter 3, paragraph 17). An employee who fails to maintain the CCNA certification may, at the discretion of the appointing official, be reassigned to another occupation (i.e. staff RN) for which he/she qualifies, if a placement opportunity exists.

      Grade Determinations:
      The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:

      - Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
      - Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience;
      OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
      - Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience;
      OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.

      - Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience;
      OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.

      - Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience;
      OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience.

      Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G7 NURSE ANESTHETIST QUALIFICATIONS STANDARD, Veterans Health Administration. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      Physical Requirements:

      Physical Demands: This position may require prolonged standing and/or sitting for greater than 4 hours, lifting of 30 pounds or more, and may require repetitive stopping, bending, squatting and or carrying items from one area to another.

      Work Environment: Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts of a medical center/hospital environment that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as operating rooms, recovery rooms, patient rooms, offices, meeting and training rooms, or libraries. The workspace is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

  • BenefitsOpen Benefits SectionClose Benefits Section
  • 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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/19/2018 to receive 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 USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
      2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

      NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

      To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • Additional DetailsOpen Additional Details SectionClose Additional Details Section
    • Series: 0605-Nurse Anesthetist (Title 38)
      Job Pay Type: Per Year
      Job Openings:
      Job Position: DE-10245969-18-PSH

      • Perform anesthetic history and physical assessment of patients and documenting records.
      • Develop and implement an anesthetic plan in discussion with an anesthesiologist and document patient files and records.
      • Initiate the anesthetic technique which may include general, regional, local, and sedation, under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
      • Maintain anesthesia at appropriate levels, support life function during the perioperative period, take immediate corrective action while informing the attending anesthesiologist and surgeon ASAP of abnormal patient responses.
      • Provide direct professional observation and resuscitation until the patient has regained control of his/her vital functions.
      • Maintain a complete and legible documentation of the perioperative course on both the Anesthetic Record and the progress notes.
      • Select, apply, and insert appropriate non-invasive and radial arterial lines only monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient's physical status.
      • Facilitate emergency and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering and administering medications, fluids and ventilator support. Initiate and administer respiratory support to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the postanesthesia period by interpreting arterial blood gases and assessment as needed in discussion with an anesthesiologist.
      • Perform the postoperative evaluation and physical assessment of postoperative patients and document records.
      • Maintenance of neuroaxial and plexus infusions and removal of neuroaxial and plexus catheters.
      • Respond to emergency situations inside and out of the OR by initiating CPR using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques until a physician (if needed) becomes available and then provide assistance as needed.
      • Order blood and blood products after discussion with Attending Anesthesiologist.
      • Secure and maintain airway outside of the surgical suite when needed.
      • Maintain active Basic Life Support Certification and Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification
      Functional Statement Title: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, #000000

      Work Schedule: Based on needs of the service.
      Financial Discloser Report: Not required

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