APRN, Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic

Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 07, 2017
Closes
Sep 27, 2017
Specialty
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Nurse Practitioner (APRN) is a member of the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VASLCHCS) Anesthesia Service and works in a perioperative surgical home/anesthesia clinic under the direction of the Chief of the Anesthesia Service and supervision of Anesthesiologists. The APRN is responsible for all phases of the planning and execution of pre-surgical patient care through successful collaboration with the patient care team including the patient's primary care physician, surgeons and anesthesia team as well as all appropriate departments to provide exceptional "one-stop" care for all pre-surgical patients.

Scope of Assigned Duties:
Under supervision of the attending anesthesiologist, the incumbent conducts pre-anesthesia evaluations and coordinates the preoperative care of pre-surgical patients.This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Perform comprehensive physical exam;
  • Review of patient medical history;
  • Interpret lab values;
  • Perform other studies to assess readiness for upcoming anesthesia and surgery;
  • Order appropriate labs and studies;
  • Follow up on results of labs/studies;
  • Consult with attending anesthesiologists;
  • Coordinate with surgical team and primary care providers to manage further work up and care;
  • Conduct post-operative evaluation of all surgical patients through hospital rounds (in-patients) or telephone calls (outpatients);
  • Work effectively as a member of the perioperative care team;
  • Participate as an active member of the Early Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)committee;
  • Performs other duties as required for the success of the Perioperative Surgical Home Clinic.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.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.
  • 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.
    • 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)
  • 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.
  • English Language Proficiency. Registered Nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Preferred Experience: One (1) year of Nurse Practitioner Nursing experience.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
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: Incumbent must be able to perform the above listed duties which require general overall good health, ability to sit at a desk working at a computer, engage in light to moderate physical activity during community outreach including walking,carrying supplies and to safely lift up to 35 lbs. Requires visual activity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. Requires travel throughout the medical center and the community. Requires performing activities involving sitting, walking, standing, bending, and carrying such items as books, papers, and files.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume
VA Form 10-2850a - Application for Nurses and Nurse Anesthetists can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), etc.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Disability Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript