The Buffalo VA Medical Center is currently seeking a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to join our Anesthesia Team with the Surgery Service. Working together, we provide outstanding health care to the Veterans of Western New York. Performing and documenting a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient, including requesting consultations and diagnostic studies, selecting, obtaining, ordering, or administering pre-anesthetic medications and fluids, and obtaining informed consent for anesthesia. Developing and administering an anesthetic plan, which may include General, Regional, or Local anesthesia and intravenous sedation Selecting, obtaining, or administering the anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, and IV fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic, to maintain the patient's physiologic homeostasis, and to correct responses to the anesthetic or surgery Selecting, applying or inserting appropriate noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities for collecting and interpreting patient physiological data Appropriately managing a patient's airway Managing emergence and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering, or administering medications, fluids, or ventilatory support in order to maintain physiologic homeostasis, to provide relief from pain, anesthesia side effects, and to prevent or manage complications Releasing or discharging patients from a post anesthesia care area; and providing post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and appropriate care Ordering, initiating or modifying pain relief therapy, through the utilization of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic modalities Responding to cardio-pulmonary emergency situations Consultative care for the critically ill Consultative services for pain management Work Schedule: Full Time- Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm EDRP Authorized: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.