This position is located in the Department of Surgery in West Point, NY.
This is a Direct Hire Solicitation.
The United States Military Academy at West Point is integral to the history of the United States of America. Since its founding March 16, 1802, a favorite expression at West Point is that "much of the history we teach was made by people we taught." West Point is on the west bank of the Hudson River 40 miles north of New York City. Renowned as one of the world's preeminent leader development institutions, West Point's mission is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets. Nearby places of interest include the West Point Museum, Eisenhower Hall Theater, Constitution Island, Holleder Center, wineries and much more.
A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
Medical malpractice liability insurance is not required for federal civilian healthcare providers as they are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. § 1346(b)) while acting within the scope of their employment.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
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.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
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 their graduation.
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 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 general, regional, and topical anesthetics, monitoring patient during operation to maintain the proper stage of narcosis and to prevent overdose, and/or providing post-operative care to patients to minimize or eliminate adverse reactions from anesthesia. 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.
Advanced Practive Registered Nurse Anesthetists will maintain a current Certification from the Council of Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
• 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