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Anesthesiologist Assistant Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Anesthesiologist Assistant Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-689-DVJP-17-1990068 Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,754.00 to $73,784.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/27/2017 Close Date 8/16/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-07-27 to 2017-08-16

  • Salary

    $56,754 to $73,784 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Series

    0601 General Health Science

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):  1990068

OUR MISSION:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


The Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) is a professional allied health member of the Anesthesia Care Team who has satisfactorily completed an Anesthesiologist Assistant training program. The AA administers anesthesia care under the medical direction of a supervising Anesthesiologist who must be immediately accessible.  The incumbent will serve in the Anesthesiology Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System.  

Duties include but are not limited to:

Provides anesthesiologist support as a physician extender and part of the patient care team.

Conducts pre-anesthetic patient history and physicals, which include collecting preoperative consults and data.

Describes the anesthetic risks, benefits, and options to the patient based on the anesthetic plan approved by the supervising Anesthesiologist.

Pre-tests, calibrates, and monitors anesthesia delivery systems.

Administers, within authorized limits; maintains; and monitors anesthesia.

Provides airway skills including: intubations, laryngeal mask airways, nasal/oral airways, and

fiber optic bronchoscopy.

Initiates and utilizes multi-parameter monitoring of patients prior to, during, and after anesthesia, or in an intensive care or acute setting (including: electrocardiogram (EKG), capnography, oxygen saturation, direct arterial pressures, central venous pressure, pulmonary artery pressures, arterial blood gas determinations, necessary chemistry panels, temperature, respiration, noninvasive blood pressure, heart rate, ventilatory parameters and additional monitors as directed by an supervising Anesthesiologist).

Maintains required perioperative documentation.

Administers cardiovascular or pulmonary supportive drug therapies as necessary.

Identifies and makes necessary anesthetic adjustments during the intraoperative period.

Calculates and replaces necessary fluids and blood products.

Provides safe transition into the post-anesthetic care unit and assists in postoperative pain control.

Initiates emergency resuscitation by using current advanced cardiac life support guidelines.

Maintains continuing educational activities and participates in administrative affairs and/or research as directed.

Provides acute pain management services, including the management of neuraxial and peripheral nerve catheters.

Provide didactic and clinical teaching of affiliate AA students.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Rotating 10 and 12 hour shifts

Position Description Title/PD#:  Anesthesiologist Assistant / 689-0050-0

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from current permanent competitive service employees of VA CT Healthcare System and permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees. Status eligibles - current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status. Reinstatement eligibles, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, certain military spouses, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Joseph Purcell
Phone: (203)932-5711x5424


VHA Connecticut HCS
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven

Fax: (203)937-4740

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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