Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Surgical Services, FT; Days vary
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
June 12, 2018
Just like the children we serve, Children's Hospital & Medical Center is growing quickly and hiring Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) to work in collaboration with anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians and other medical professions to deliver quality care to our patients from newborn to young adult. Experience a wide variety of care including cardiac, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT, non-OR anesthesia as well as pain management.
On occasion CRNAs will place regional blocks including caudal, epidural and spinal anesthesia and arterial and central lines as needed.
Our CRNAs work as part of a care team model. A pediatric anesthesia fellowship runs through our organization, as well as anesthesia residents and SRNA rotations.
% of Time
Delivers anesthesia to pediatric population from neonates to young adults within a care team model in the main operative room, cath lab as well as surgery center.
In collaboration with the anesthesiologist, determines the appropriate anesthetic plan of management, manages all aspects of anesthesia care to include preoperative, perioperative and immediate postoperative care.
Recognizes alterations in physiologic responses to the surgical procedure and/or the anesthetic, takes appropriate action and notifies the responsible physician as indicated.
Performs pre-anesthetic and post anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient and documents findings.
This includes obtaining an informed consent from the patient, requesting consultations and /or diagnostic studies and ordering pre-anesthetic medications.
Select, apply and insert appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient's physical status.
Preceptor to SRNA students
Participates in the program of continuous quality improvement and a variety of other CRNA functions.
Works with staff from other departments in OR for training purposes including transport nurses as well as residents
Works with Anesthesia Pain team to manage postoperative pain
Provides airway management and/or intubations for emergent, and non-emergent and resuscitation situations throughout the hospital as well as IV placements
Provides professional feedback regarding anesthesia issues affecting patient care, department goals, and the hospital vision to Anesthesia department leadership
Works with Nursing Leadership in the performance oversight of anesthesia techs as well as orientation and education
Checks all equipment and agents to be used in the administration of the anesthetic to be sure it is in safe working order. Reports all malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate personnel.
Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.
Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section
Performs other related duties as assigned
Promotes professionalism through a team approach when interacting with colleagues, families and personnel throughout the organization
Share/teaches information to others in an attempt to provide clinical support to those in need
Participates in orientation / education of new employees
Represents the department of anesthesia at meetings as requested by anesthesia leadership
Assists in literature searches and presents educational offerings as required by anesthesia leadership
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge or training in managing patients with congenital heart disease
Knowledge or training in managing neonatal patients
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work in fast paced environment
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or nursing Anesthetist required
Minimum two years' experience as an Intensive/Acute Care Nurse in pediatrics preferred
Minimum two years' experience as a CRNA with a pediatric background preferred
Current and valid NE or compact state RN License and CRNA license required
Basic Life Support (BLS) required to work
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required to work