Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Department of Veterans Affairs - Lexington, KY

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Pay will be set by a compensation panel and is based on the qualifications and expertise of the applicant selected.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 787566

(Include # on all documents)

Applicants selected for this position may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitations under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Plan (EDRP).

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U. S. Citizenship

Must pass pre-employment examination

English Language Proficiency required

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required

Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.

DUTIES:
The VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, is seeking a full-time

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (

CRNA)

for our tertiary care facility.

A CRNA

is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has acquired graduate-level education and certification in anesthesia.

CRNA’s practice in collaboration with anesthesiologists. CRNA’s at this facility are considered independent practitioners but always have a physician anesthesiologist supervisor.

We provide pre, intra and post-operative anesthesia care for a wide range of complex operative procedures including general surgery, surgical oncology, neurosurgery, urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, and vascular surgery.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
·

Current BLS issued by the American Heart Association.

·

Citizen of the United States.

·

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)

http://www.nlnac.org

or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CCNE/reports/accprog.asp

(

NOTE:
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).

·

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.

·

Must be proficient in spoken and written English

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist:
C

ertification by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists is a requirement for employment.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-7.

(1)

A degree in nursing from 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:

(a)

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), an accrediting arm of the National League for Nursing located at 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006.

Additional information may be obtained from the

NLNAC Web site

; or

(b)

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 and is located at

One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 530

,

Washington

,

DC

20036

.

Additional information may be obtained from the

CCNE Web site

.

(c)

In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, and unrestricted registration (see basic requirement in subparagraph c below) 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.

(2)

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.

The AANA has compiled current listings of approved training institutions, which are published annually in the December issue of the

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal.

The American Hospital Association in their “Guide to the Health Care Field” also publishes listings of approved training institutions annually in August

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
·

This position is open to all qualified U.S. or naturalized citizens.

·

Must pass pre-employment physical examination.

·

English Language Proficiency required.

·

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required.

·

Background and-or Security Investigation required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

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

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OTHER INFORMATION:
This position will be filled on a full-time permanent basis. This position requires completion of a 2 year probationary period.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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