Certified Registered Nurse (rn) Anesthetists Job


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Vacancy No. CBTE-10854643-20-SMD Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $109,761.00 to $206,598.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 6/30/2020 Close Date 6/29/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ALBANY, NYALBANY, NYBUFFALO, NYAUBURN, NY
BABYLON, NYBAINBRIDGE, NYBATAVIA, NYBATH, NY
BAY SHORE, NYBINGHAMTON, NYBRONX, NYBROOKLYN, NY
BUFFALO, NYCANANDAIGUA, NYCARMEL, NYCATSKILL, NY
BUFFALO, NYCLIFTON PARK, NYDUNKIRK, NYEAST MEADOW, NY
ELMIRA, NYFONDA, NYFREEVILLE, NYGLENS FALLS, NY
GOSHEN, NYHICKSVILLE, NYSTOCKTON, NYKINGSTON, NY
BUFFALO, NYLOCKPORT, NYMASSENA, NYMIDDLETOWN, NY
MONTICELLO, NYMONTROSE, NYNEW CITY, NYNEW YORK, NY
NEW YORK, NYNEW YORK, NYNEW YORK, NYNIAGARA FALLS, NY
NORTHPORT, NYOLEAN, NYOSWEGO, NYPATCHOGUE, NY
PINE PLAINS, NYPLATTSBURGH, NYPORT JERVIS, NYPOUGHKEEPSIE, NY
RIVERHEAD, NYROCHESTER, NYROCHESTER, NYROCHESTER, NY
ROME, NYSARANAC LAKE, NYSCHENECTADY, NYSPRINGVILLE, NY
STATEN ISLAND, NYSUNNYSIDE, NYSYRACUSE, NYSYRACUSE, NY
TROY, NYCARLE PLACE, NYWAPPINGERS FALLS, NYWATERTOWN, NY
WELLSVILLE, NYWESTPORT, NYARMONK, NYWOODHAVEN, NY
YONKERS, NY

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 06/30/2020 to 06/29/2021

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    VN 00

  • Salary

    $109,761 to $206,598 per year

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules

Locations

few vacancies in the following locations:

  • Albany, NY
  • Albany, NY
  • Amherst, NY
  • Auburn, NY
  • Babylon, NY
  • Bainbridge, NY
  • Batavia, NY
  • Bath, NY
  • Bay Shore, NY
  • Binghamton, NY
  • Bronx, NY
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Canandaigua, NY
  • Carmel, NY
  • Catskill, NY
  • Cheektowaga, NY
  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Dunkirk, NY
  • East Meadow, NY
  • Elmira, NY
  • Fonda, NY
  • Freeville, NY
  • Glens Falls, NY
  • Goshen, NY
  • Hicksville, NY
  • Jamestown, NY
  • Kingston, NY
  • Lackawanna, NY
  • Lockport, NY
  • Massena, NY
  • Middletown, NY
  • Monticello, NY
  • Montrose, NY
  • New City, NY
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Northport, NY
  • Olean, NY
  • Oswego, NY
  • Patchogue, NY
  • Pine Plains, NY
  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Port Jervis, NY
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Riverhead, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rome, NY
  • Saranac Lake, NY
  • Schenectady, NY
  • Springville, NY
  • Staten Island, NY
  • Sunnyside, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Troy, NY
  • Valley Stream, NY
  • Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Watertown, NY
  • Wellsville, NY
  • Westport, NY
  • White Plains, NY
  • Woodhaven, NY
  • Yonkers, NY
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Announcement number

CBTE-10854643-20-SMD

Control number

572718500

  • Videos
    Videos

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/00ehNfVIhUA

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This vacancy announcement is for current and future openings within the Veterans Integrated Service Network, Region 2, which includes all facilities in New York and New Jersey. Prospective candidates will remain on file until there is a vacancy, at which point they will be referred to the hiring manager.

    Learn more about this agency
    Responsibilities

    NY/NJ VA Health Care Network (VISN 2) consists of Albany, Bath, Bronx, Canandaigua, Northport, Syracuse, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System (HCS), VA New Jersey HCS, VA New York Harbor HCS and the Western New York Health Care System (Buffalo and Batavia) and 46 community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). VISN 2 serves more than 500,000 veterans in 76 counties in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania offering a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical services. Services include primary and specialty care, nursing home care, mental health and rehabilitation services, and domiciliary care. VISN 2 medical centers are affiliated with numerous colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey.
    The selected candidate will follow established guidelines, ethics, and policies and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, their assigned station(s) and the profession. The specific duties of the position will be determined by the actual vacancy for which you are referred and will be discussed at the time of interview.

    • Local and regional anesthesia with and without sedation, including topical and infiltration, minor and major nerve blocks, intravenous blocks, spinal, and epidural.
    • General anesthesia, including invasive and non-invasive monitoring, respiratory therapy and airway management to include emergency cricothyroidotomy with direct supervision of surgeon or anesthesiologist.
    • Provision of anesthesia related consultative services for other service providers when requested.
    • Performs pre-operative evaluations and preparation for anesthesia.
    • Administers general, spinal, regional, local, or topical anesthesia.
    • Performs anesthesia management of the patient: Pre, Intra, and Post-Operative.
    • Follows up during the immediate post-operative period.
    • Participates in performance improvement monitoring and review activities.
    • Attends and participates in mandatory staff and committee meetings.
    • Undertakes any other procedures, tasks, or responsibility deemed appropriate by the Anesthesiologist with the approval of the Chief, Specialty Care Service, by the Professional Standards Board, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, and by the Medical Center Director.

    Work Schedule: To Be Determined
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    • Must pass pre-employment physical examination
    Qualifications
    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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing or The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or 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. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists on or after May 4, 1993. 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.
    Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
    (1) 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.
    (2) 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.

    Reference: 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.

    Physical Requirements:This position requires visual acuity (including depth perception), keen hearing (aide permitted), clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity in both hands. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking (8 hours), standing (8 hours), stooping, sitting, bending, pulling (4 hours), and pushing (4 hours). lifting (>45 pounds), carrying (>45 pounds). Transferring patients and objects may be required. Mechanical inpatient lifts are provided. The incumbent may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures. The incumbent may be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. The incumbent must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete annual Employee Health requirements, such as annual TB screening or testing, as a condition of employment. Must be able to work closely with others, as well as protracted or irregular hours of work. Must be compliance with the use of ergonomic exercises and employee safety requirements.
    Education

    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.

    Additional information

    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.

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

    NOTE: Candidate's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.

    Experience as an RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel.

    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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • OF-306
    • VA Form 10-2850a RN application
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    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 06/29/2021 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10854643.

    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.

    NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.

    Agency contact information Stephanie D'Amato Stephanie D'Amato
    Phone

    5853937771

    Fax

    5853938345

    Email

    stephanie.d'amato@va.gov

    Address

    Samuel S Stratton VA Medical Center - Albany
    113 Holland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
    US
    Learn more about this agency

    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://www.va.gov/jobs//

    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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