This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). As the selectee for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria in accordance with VA Policy 1021. Award amount is determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official Initiation and maintenance of general anesthesia; Initiation and maintenance of anesthesia by neuraxial ( spinal and epidural ) , local, regional nerve block, and field block techniques; Administration of Monitored Anesthesia Care, as well as moderate sedation (previously, conscious sedation), deep sedation, and light sedation, as defined by and in VA Maine Policy. Monitoring and documentation of patient's vital signs during a), b) or c) Maintenance of patients' cardio respiratory and other vital functions during administration of anesthesia or sedation; Post-anesthesia management ( recovery ) in situations where PACU nurses are not available; Acute airway management; Insertion of intravascular monitoring catheters ( arterial and central venous ), and the management of generated data; Management of fluid/electrolyte and hematologic aberrations during surgical or other invasive procedures; Preoperative patient evaluation, together with formulation of anesthesia plan; Any other procedure, process or technique commonly understood to lie within the scope of practice of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Writing authorized medical orders, including consultation services ( have to be countersigned within 24 hours by physician); Ordering authorized tests (have to countersigned within 24 hours by physician
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