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Job Title: NURSE ANESTHETIST (CRNA)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Seattle, WA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
NURSE ANESTHETIST (CRNA)

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • performs the pre-anesthetic patient history and physical, including the collection of preoperative consults and data, from which an appropriate anesthetic plan is formulated
  • administers inhalation, regional, intravenous, local and topical anesthetics and continuously evaluates the patient's physical status to anesthesia
  • performs post-anesthetic management of patients in order to optimize the recovery from anesthesia and minimize pain
  • demonstrates skill in conducting and managing anesthesia for a broad range of surgical procedures and the ability to adapt and modify anesthesia techniques in order to optimize patient care
  • demonstrates the ability to perform the clinical and technical aspects of anesthesia care and has in-depth knowledge of anesthesia methods and techniques
  • responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and medications and using appropriate resuscitation procedures for patient care
  • participates in the development of the anesthesia patient care audit processes which involves the in depth review and analysis of anesthesia records
Work Schedule: days, on call in rotation
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of 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: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • 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 compile 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.
  • 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.
  • On and after May 4, 1993, certification by the Council of 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 reappointment as a nurse anesthetist. Nurse Anesthetists will maintain recertification by meeting the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist's requirement as a condition of employment.
Preferred Experience: previous experience working as a CRNA in a complex healthcare setting

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates
  • Entry Level: Nurse II. None beyond the basic requirements
  • Full Performance Level: Nurse III. In addition to meeting the requirements for Entry Level, the CRNA has had progressively responsible experience in the administrations of anesthetics. 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 within 2 years from entering the occupation.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-7-3 Nurse Anesthetist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 6 hours), stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning; repositioning patients; assisting with transfers; pushing or lifting in excess of 45 pounds; requires visual (corrected to 20/30 or better with color discrimination) and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care; arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position; ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • VA Form 10-2850a Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of 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: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • 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 compile 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.
  • 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.
  • On and after May 4, 1993, certification by the Council of 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 reappointment as a nurse anesthetist. Nurse Anesthetists will maintain recertification by meeting the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetist's requirement as a condition of employment.
Preferred Experience: previous experience working as a CRNA in a complex healthcare setting

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates
  • Entry Level: Nurse II. None beyond the basic requirements
  • Full Performance Level: Nurse III. In addition to meeting the requirements for Entry Level, the CRNA has had progressively responsible experience in the administrations of anesthetics. 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 within 2 years from entering the occupation.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-7-3 Nurse Anesthetist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Physical Requirements: standing (up to 2 hours), walking (up to 6 hours), stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and turning; repositioning patients; assisting with transfers; pushing or lifting in excess of 45 pounds; requires visual (corrected to 20/30 or better with color discrimination) and auditory acuity at a level to provide safe and effective nursing care; arms above shoulder level or with neck in a fully flexed or extended position; ability to work on computers for extended periods of time.
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