The Chief Nurse Anesthetist, as first level supervisor, assumes major administrative responsibility over a minimum of three registered nurse anesthetists at the Charlie Norwood VAMC. The incumbent will function as a departmental resource while promoting team functioning and representing the organization in a positive and professional manner. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Assignment of duties and responsibilities of the nurse anesthetist always staff relative to anesthesia care of patients to insure adequate work coverage. Interview candidates for subordinate positions in the section or unit. Makes recommendations for appointment, advancement, and when appropriate, disciplinary action. Evaluates performance of the staff and identifies continuing education and training needs. Assists in correlating a teaching program for providing anesthesia care, maintaining close relationships with residents and students who rotate through the health care facility. Participates as instructor in the facility's program of in-service education. Delivers anesthesia care as needed in the more complex anesthetic procedures and to poor risk patients such as those in the older age group. Participates in the audit of anesthesia care, recommending changes where indicated. May assist in or conduct approved research projects relative to anesthesia care. Work Schedule: 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday (The individual will participate in the medical center's Nurse Anesthetists on-call rotation) Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600160100
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