The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Educator is involved in the Education of training staff, CRNA competencies administration of anesthesia and related services in the Operating Room and Non-Operating Room in an Educational setting as delineated by the clinical and non-clinical responsibilities. 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. English Language Proficiency. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. 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 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. 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. Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade: Nurse IV - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 4-5 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and appropriate basic or advanced certification desired, and approximately 3-4 years of nursing practice/experience. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position may require prolonged standing and/or sitting for greater than 4 hours, lifting of 30 pounds or more and repetitive stooping, bending, squatting and or carrying items for one area to another. ["VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package: VA Nurse Total Rewards Duties include but are not limited to: Performs an anesthetic history and physical examination and risk assessment of patients scheduled for anesthesia and documenting in CPRS and or the Preanesthetic evaluation form and Anesthetic record. Develops and implement an anesthetic plan in discussion with an Anesthesiologist and document in CPRS the patient record and or in the Preanesthetic evaluation and Anesthetic record. Provides direct professional observation and resuscitation until the patient has regained control of his or her vital functions. Select, apply and insert appropriate monitoring devices including non-invasive nd radial arterial lines as indicated for patient care. Coordinates an education program for Nurse Anesthesia students or health care trainees who rotate through the VA Healthcare System. Demonstrates a commitment to in-service training for staff, and facility continuing education to provide accurate information to the population serviced. Percepts SRNA and mentors Nursing students. Participated in ongoing clinical staff through the available modalities of training including computer and hands on training. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases\nPaid Time Off: 50 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year)\nRetirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA\nInsurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)\nLicensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:00pm\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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