MEDCOM

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Anesthesia (CRNA)

US-TX-FT. BLISS
Job ID
2017-4292
# Positions
1
Category
Medical
Salary Range
$122,451 to $155,512 per year
Recruitment Bonus
Negotiable
Relocation Assistance
Negotiable

Overview

Summary

 

About the Position:
This position is located in the Department of Anesthesia at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX.

For almost two centuries, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) has provided care for eligible patients (currently over 95,000 Tricare beneficiaries). WBAMC health network includes six patient-centered medical homes throughout Fort Bliss, the El Paso community, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.   WBAMC, a Level III-certified Trauma center, supports El Paso County.  The main hospital campus sits on half-a-million square feet of floor space and consists of twelve floors. WBAMC is easily accessible and offers ample free parking, a dining facility, barber shop, chapel, credit union, and more. WBAMC offers an array of programs in many medical disciplines and has close partnerships with higher learning institutions and the attached Veteran's Administration facility. WBAMC cultivates talented medical professionals into tomorrow's medical leaders through education and cutting-edge research.  The staff members of William Beaumont strive to provide patient-centered, holistic care while promoting a safe environment of care in support of a System for Health that improves health and fitness in our community. WBAMC provides innovative, life-saving care to the largest power projection platform in the  Army in support of any mission, anytime, anywhere.  WBAMC is the clear choice for a superior, comprehensive System for Health.  To learn more, visit www.wbamc.amedd.army.mil

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

As a Nurse (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Anesthetist), you will:

  • Anesthetize patients for a broad range of surgeries extending from the simplest to the most complex of surgical procedures.
  • Evaluate patient's physical and mental status with respect to anesthesia, consulting with the anesthesiologist, if necessary, to evaluate patient's condition and desired anesthetic course of action.
  • Review type of anesthesia to be utilized with the patient.
  • Explain expected outcomes and possible anesthetic complications.
  • Administer anesthesia by inhalation, endotracheal intubation, intravenous, epidural and subarachnoid block, axillary block, intravenous block, trans-tracheal and superior laryngeal block, local infiltration, and topical application.

 

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.
  • A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
  • May include shift work or rotating shifts (evenings, weekends, holidays).

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Personnel Security Investigation required.
  • A Childcare Background Check (CNACI) is required. This position has a specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require contact with children.
  • This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
  • This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
  • A pre-placement medical examination is required.
  • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
  • All Health Care Providers must obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA).  Current Advanced Life Support or other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
  • Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
  • Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
  • Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing.

 

Qualifications

Education: Successful completion of a course of study for nurses in anesthesia of at least 18 month's duration that was accredited by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for the year of graduation.

Registration: Active, current registration as a professional nurse in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Experience required: 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.  To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as administering anesthesia to patients; and monitor patients throughout the procedure, or provide post-operative care. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Certification Requirement: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Anesthetists will maintain current certification by The Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

Education

 

•  Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
•  Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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