Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration CRNA OCA in Fargo, North Dakota
Summary This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Responsibilities POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS WILL BE REFERRED AFTER REVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS. Applicants will be referred as applications are received. This open continuous ad can be used for multiple vacancies/hires. Recruitment Incentives: Incentives are authorized for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and competencies. Education Debt Relief Program: You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Relief Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://www.fsc.va.gov/FSC/PCS.asp . Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications All anesthetists working at the VA Health Care System in Fargo, North Dakota, are to have completed appropriate training and demonstrated proficiency in administering the following procedures: * Management of procedures for rendering a patient insensible to pain and emotional stress during surgical, obstetrical, and certain medical procedures. * The support of life functions under the stress of anesthetic and surgical manipulations. * The clinical management of the patient unconscious from other causes. * Management of problems in pain relief. * Management of problems in cardiac and respiratory resuscitation. * Application of specific methods of inhalation therapy. * Clinical management of various fluid, electrolyte, and metabolic disturbances * Local infiltration anesthesia. * Axillary block. * Bier block. * Regional anesthesia. * Saddle block. * Other spinal techniques. * Insertion of radial artery line. * Peripheral nerve block. * Ankle block. * Interscalene block. * Intercostal block. * Placement of epidural cannula for administration of analgesic agents. * Central venous pressure line insertion. * Swan Ganz insertion. * PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line insertion. * Basic Life Support Certified (certificate required). * Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified (certificate required). CLINICAL ROLE: 1. Assess, monitor, and provide IV sedation, conduction anesthesia or general anesthesia for patients. 2. Perform preoperative evaluation for surgical patients. 3. Participate in a team approach to ensure appropriate patient assessments, anticipate patient care needs, prevent avoidable complications, and achieve optimal patient conditions. 4. Act in adherence of nursing care in accordance with ethical principles. 5. Function within the scope of practice as delineated by the Nurse Anesthetist Supervisor in collaboration with the Deputy Director, Surgery ICC. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Experience the VA: The Fargo VA Health Care System is a Level 2 Medical Center and a member of Veterans Integrated Service Network 23. This facility combines a 39-bed medical facility along with a 38 bed Community Living Center providing transitional care, both accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Fargo also has a Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Office on campus, offering veterans the unique opportunity to obtain health care, benefits services, and Readjustment Counseling at one location. Due to the growing veteran population in our service area, ten Community Based Outpatient Clinics have been established. The Fargo Health Care System provides a wide spectrum of primary and tertiary acute and extended care inpatient and outpatient activities in an academic setting. The Fargo Health Care System has an active research program and has a successful affiliation with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. About Fargo: If you're looking for a variety, North Dakota has it all! The state experiences all four of the breathtaking seasons, has a growing economy, rolling farmlands, and the lowest unemployment rate in the country. The Fargo-Moorhead area is a lively, vibrant community featuring three universities and one technical/community college as well as a thriving arts scene. If you like sports, Fargo is home to the FM Redhawks (Independent Baseball Organization), the Fargo Force (USHL Hockey Team), the Red River Valley Speedway as well as the North Dakota State University Bison Division I FCS football. We also are in close proximity to attend the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks Division I hockey games. There are an assortment of outdoor activities from which to choose - snowmobiling, ice fishing, regular fishing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, hunting, tubing, canoeing, hiking, camping, & biking to name a few. For more information about Fargo check us out at http://fargomoorhead.org/ or http://livability.com/fargo/nd/magazine To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Mobility is one of the great advantages of being part of VHA. You can work in any of our advanced facilities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Philippines. Best of all: when you transfer to a location where there is an available position, you won't lose any benefits, vacation accrual, or-in most cases-your current salary rate. Some VHA facilities are even authorized to pay relocation if there is a high need to fill a position. Whether you want to enjoy living by the beach, near the countryside, or in a bustling metropolis, chances are you'll find a VHA facility nearby. 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 Testing Designated Position: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. 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 or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.