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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist/Part-Time

Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 17, 2019

Job Description:


  • Interviews the patient, explaining procedures, risks, benefits, provides informed consent and solicits and answers questions.
  • Reviews available medical, surgical and anesthetic records.
  • Requests necessary diagnostic tests +/- consultations, laboratory tests, ECG, Chest Radiographs, blood products, etc. as required.
  • Orders Pre-Operative medications.
  • Discusses patient assessment and anesthetic plans including post-operative pain management with Attending Anesthesiologist.
  • Performs tracheal intubations, extubations and provides ventilation consistent with needs of patients.
  • Manages the anesthetic, promptly detects problems, and implements corrective action with timely follow-up communication to Attending Anesthesiologist.
  • Communicates in person, written & electronically as needed.
  • Participates in research activities or data collection and input as needed.
  • Evaluates patient, manages emergence from anesthesia, recognizes problems and requests appropriate and timely assistance
  • Provides thorough report of patient medical history and anesthetic course and standard handover communication, including controlled substance reconciliation


    Work Schedule: Rotating days, 10 hours shifts, 50 hours

    Pay will be prorated on the basis of your hours actually worked

    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Functional Statement: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/25/2019.

    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.
    • Education: 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), or (b) The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN): (c) In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, and unrestricted registration 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: (d) 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.
    • Registration: Current, full and unrestricted license 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: A full and current certification as a Nurse Anesthetist from the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. (e.g. American Nurses Credentialing Center, etc.)
    • English Language Proficiency: Proficient in spoken and written English.
    • Recent Graduates: A graduate nurse anesthetist who has applied to take the national Certification Examination and has been declared Certification Eligible may be given a temporary appointment for a period not to exceed one year as a graduate nurse anesthetist. The graduate nurse anesthetist must take the national Certification Examination at the earliest schedulable date following the date of their temporary appointment.
    • Grade Determinations: Your salary, grade and step will be set by a Professional Standards board in accordance with VA Handbook 5005/37 Part II, Appendix G7, Nurse Anesthetist Qualification Standard.


      References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-7 Nurse Anesthetist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

      The full performance level of this vacancy is Grade 3. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of Grade 2 to Grade 3.

      Physical Requirements: Applicants selected for the position must be able to pass a pre-employment physical as per VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

      IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

      Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

      Keywords: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Durham , Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist/Part-Time, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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