Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
Under the direction of the attending Anesthesiologist, Sr. CRNA and Chair of the Department, functions as an experienced and qualified Certified Nurse Anesthetist providing preanesthesia, anesthesia and post anesthesia services in a clinical, research and academic environment. Affects direct patient care according to the nurse practice act of the State of Texas and The Methodist Hospital Standards of Care policies and procedures. Participates in research activities of the department. Actively participates in the educational imperative of the Department of Anesthesiology.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Demonstrate ICARE values and Service Pride Standards through actions.
2. Perform thorough and complete preanesthesia assessments and develops appropriate anesthesia plans.
3. Administer anesthesia in accordance with clinical privileges, including induction, maintenance and emergence.
4. Select, obtain and administer anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic, to maintain the patient¿s physiologic homeostasis, and to correct abnormal responses to the anesthesia or surgery
5. Monitor, interpret and evaluate on going data as appropriate for the type of anesthetic and specific patient needs.
6. Provide expertise in airway management both in and out of the surgical suite
7. Place and maintain epidural catheters as adjuncts to anesthesia.
8. Place and monitor arterial and central venous catheters including pulmonary artery catheters.
9. Document pertinent information on the patient¿s medical record.
10. Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
11. Act as investigators, collaborators, consultants, or assistants on research projects as needed.
12. Provide clinical and didactic instruction to nurse anesthesia students with emphasis on the patient undergoing cardiac, thoracic and major vascular surgery.
13. Evaluate and counsel nurse anesthesia students, making appropriate referrals when indicated.
14. Assist in developing, implementing and evaluating didactic and clinical curricula for the nurse anesthesia students.
15. Serves as a resource person to students and other health care professionals.
16. May serve on a variety of institutional committees and participate as instructors in staff development and continuing education programs for both professional and non-professional staff members.
17. Other duties as directed by the Chair of the Department, Sr. CRNA and other Anesthesiologists.
BS in Nursing and graduation from an accredited school of Nurse Anesthesia
Minimum 4 years of anesthesia experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
1. Registered Nurse Licensure by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
2. Recognition as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
3. Certification as a Nurse Anesthetist by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists and maintenance of that certification as required by the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
4. American Heart Association BLS and ACLS required
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Effective interpersonal skills necessary to foster productive working relationships.
2. Effective oral and written communication skills.
3. In depth knowledge, experience and related skills of current anesthesia practices with emphasis on administration of anesthesia for the patient undergoing cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery.
4. In depth knowledge of pharmacology with emphasis on anesthetic, cardiac and vasoactive drugs.
5. Thorough knowledge of anesthetic equipment.
6. Expertise in the placement of invasive monitoring devices including arterial, central venous and pulmonary artery catheters.
7. Ability to move, manipulate, and safely operate anesthesia equipment during the administration of all types of anesthesia to all sizes of patients.
8. Ability to adapt to work environment changes.
9. Ability to maintain confidentiality, including HIPPA regulations compliance.
10. Ability to adjust work schedule to meet varying demands.
11. Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
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