Sanford Federal Inc. (SANFORD) headquartered in Stafford, VA., is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides federal professional services, primarily engaged in providing advanced information technology, cyber security, management systems support, as well as business and infrastructure management services.
We are among the most innovative, respected, and ethical providers of technology solutions to the United States government. Our mission is to provide superior-quality, innovative, information technology solutions that help federal agencies best aid, serve, and protect the American people.
Job Title: Certified registered nurse anesthetist
Sanford Federal, Inc. is currently seeking for TWO certified registered nurse anesthetist to provide services necessary to perform anesthetist nursing Services from Monday to Friday with the exception of Federal Holidays to eligible beneficiaries of the The Minneapolis VAHCS
- Licenses: The Candidate assigned to perform the services covered by this job description shall be Graduate from an approved School of Nursing and hold an unencumbered current state licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
- Board Certification/Eligibility: Candidate shall have a current license to practice medicine in any State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia) when services are performed onsite on VA property.
- Technical Proficiency: Candidate l shall be technically proficient in the skills necessary to fulfill the job description’s requirements, including the ability to speak, understand, read and write English fluently.
- Continuing Medical Education (CME)/ Certified Education Unit (CEU) Requirements: Candidate shall provide copies of current CMEs as required or requested by the VAMC
Hours of Operation:
VA Business Hours: The Minneapolis VA Medical Center is open 24 hours per day 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Administrative offices, clinics and the O.R. general hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm, excluding Federal Holidays
- Provision of care in the most complex surgical procedures
- Perform and document a preanesthetic evaluation of the patient before surgery including requesting consultations, additional diagnostic and/or laboratory studies in consultation with the anesthesiologist.
- After concurrence with the plan by the anesthesiologist, initiation of the planned anesthetic technique that may include general, regional, MAC, or local anesthesia. Interventions include administration of fluids, medications, ventilator support, provision of homeostasis, provision of adequate pain relief and management of anesthesia and surgical side effects.
- Induction of general anesthesia and initial airway management.
- Endotracheal intubation for surgical or procedural cases.
- Placement of endobronchial tubes or blockers for procedures requiring one lung ventilation or lung isolation.
- Central line placement; Pulmonary artery (Swan-Ganz) catheter placement
- Peripheral nerve blocks.
- Central neuraxial blocks.
- Epidural blood patches.
- Adjustment of anesthetic drugs and techniques utilized in the maintenance of anesthesia.
- Sedation for field blocks or MAC as discussed in the anesthetic care plan.
- Manages emergence from anesthesia after discussion and concurrence from the anesthesiologist.
- Provide anesthetic for: electroconvulsive therapy not requiring intubation; elective cardioversions; ICD checks.
- Participates on the Code Blue Team, primarily to manage the patient’s airway, but also to perform other tasks which they are qualified to perform, as directed by the Code Team Leader.
- Emergency airway management throughout the facility, following the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm and department protocols, as requested.
- Administer sedation or local anesthesia to facilitate urgent/emergent endotracheal intubation.
- Placement of intravenous lines throughout the facility, as requested.
- Management of epidural catheters for post-op pain relief within a protocol guideline ordered by the anesthesiologist.
- Placement of arterial lines as requested by the ICU’s.
- Initiation of an anesthetic in an emergency that threatens the patient with loss of life or limb prior to the arrival of the anesthesiologist on-call
- Participation in staff meetings, mortality and morbidity conferences and other committees as assigned by the Chief Nurse Anesthetist or Chief Anesthesiologist.
- Maintains anesthesia equipment in constant readiness and cleans equipment in accordance with hospital guidelines, SOPs, manufacturer’s recommendations and CDC guidelines.
- Prepares drugs properly for use in anesthesia administration per department SOP
- Precepts CRNA students
- Ensures that OR/anesthesia safety regulations and procedures and infection control policies and procedures are observed.
- Complies with Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals
- Fully complies with medical center Correct Site/Universal Protocol requirements, including pausing activities during pre-operative time-out
- Complies with VA and Joint Commission documentation requirements
- Label’s specimens according to medical center policy
- Participates in continuous improvement activities
- Participates in outcomes evaluation and recommendations for practice improvements
- Conducts in-service programs for the department and other services within the medical center
Note: Please make sure to prepare all your documents for verification with the hiring management.
Why Sanford Federal?
You can take pride in working for a company dedicated to serving our government by providing the best, most cost-effective solutions for the US Government. Our work helps the US Government secure our nation, support the efforts of our military and intelligence communities, and provide lifesaving medical services to our soldiers, vets, and their families.