The Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO is actively recruiting to fill Staff Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CNRA) opportunity
The CNRA performs pre-anesthesia patient evaluations/histories, prepares anesthesia plans, delivers all forms of anesthesia, and follows up on anesthesia cases. The CRNA will consult and collaborate with the entire surgical care team. Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of anesthesia equipment. Anesthesia Section comprises CRNA and Anesthesiologists. 100% supervised by a physician; 1-3 cases daily. Work Schedule: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Duties of the position include:
Ability to translate the principles of professional nursing practice in the care of assigned patients 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 to continuously evaluate the patient's physical status.
Ability to respond to emergencies by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using appropriate resuscitation procedures for patient care.
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 IV's.
Provide anesthetic care for general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, diabetic foot and oral surgery in OR, PACU, ICU ward, and clinic settings. In addition, provide cardiac and open-heart cases. No trauma, No OB and kids.
The Anesthesiology Section serves patients across the spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care for more than 40,000 veterans in an area to include 43 counties in Missouri as well as Pike County, Illinois.
Must be U.S. Citizen.
Current, full, and unrestricted license to practice nursing.
Board Certification and Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Many factors contributed to Columbia ranking #1 on City Magazine's list of Best Small Cities in Missouri. The University of Missouri’s faithful support to local businesses did much to boost the city’s economy. The city’s keen appreciation of the arts opens the door for residents to enjoy such cultural events as international ballet companies, opera, and contemporary musicians from all over the country.
Three prestigious colleges/universities make Columbia their home: the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College, and Columbia College, giving the city a reputation for being an educational and cultural center. Healthcare, insurance, and technology all contribute to the city’s local economy. The Museum of Art and Archaeology and State Historical Society are part of Columbia’s cultural heritage.
Columbia is set upon the backdrop of beautiful forested hills, prairies, glades, and mountains. Two state parks and a wildlife refuge encircle the city, preserving the natural environment. The city enjoys a perfect location that’s roughly 120 miles from St. Louis and Kansas City and 29 miles from Jefferson City. The surrounding forests are comprised mostly of maple, oak, hickory, and sycamore trees that flood the area with color in autumn.
Benefits and Features
The expected Salary range will be competitive and include a full benefits and features package to support high-quality professional practice and favorable work-life-family balance. The VA provides employees with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching contributions.
Please forward a copy of your Curriculum Vitae to Terry Anderson, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.