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    You could be part of an important initiative to provide health care for our nations Veterans! The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. America's Veterans need you!

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    Responsibilities

    The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist safely provides anesthesia to surgical patients for a variety of operation and/or procedures under the supervision of an Anesthesiologist. The CRNA performs pre-anesthesia patient evaluations/histories, prepares anesthesia plans, delivers all forms of anesthesia and follows up on general anesthesia cases. Consults and collaborates with the surgical team. Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of anesthesia equipment.

    Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to translate the principles of professional nursing practice in the care of assigned patients in order to provide appropriate care.
    • Ability to perform a pre-anesthetic patient history and physical, which includes collecting pre-operative consults and data.
    • Ability to formulate an anesthetic plan and describe the anesthetic risks, benefits and options to the patient.
    • 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.
    • Ability to respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using appropriate resuscitation procedures for patient care.
    • Ability to provide patient care that is abreast of changing concepts and advancements in the profession.
    • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment for improvement of services for patient care.
    • Ability to practice nurse anesthesia with colleagues and peers utilizing a collaborative team concept of anesthesia care.
    • Ability to perform peripheral nerve blocks using ultrasound.
    • Ability to perform IV's, central venous catheters and arterial lines using ultrasound technology.



    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
    Nights and Weekends On Call
    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/522957900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.