Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

US-FL-Tampa
# Positions
1
Category
ARNP/PA
Department
0535 ANESTHESIA ENDO TAMPA
Job Status
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) 

Are you interested in a career with a team of professionals that work closely to provide quality patient care? We are looking for an experienced CRNA to join our busy GI unit!

 

Job Summary:  Is responsible for the provision of anesthesia services in the Ambulatory Surgery Center under a written protocol with and under the supervision of the Chief of Anesthesia, ensuring that anesthesia services are consistent with patient needs and with current anesthesia practice.

 

Shift:   Mon-Fri, 6:00 AM start time, end time varies

 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Performs and documents a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient
    • Requests and reviews consultations and diagnostic studies
    • Selects, obtains, orders, or administers pre-anesthetic medications and fluids
    • Obtain informed consent for anesthesia.
  • Develops and implements an anesthetic plan
    • Selects and initiates the planned anesthetic technique, which may include general, regional, local anesthesia, intravenous sedation and monitored anesthesia care
    • Selects, obtains, and/or administers the anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic
    • Maintains the patient’s physiologic homeostasis and corrects abnormal responses to the anesthetic or surgery
    • Communicates with the Chief of Anesthesia and/or the surgeon and procedurist regarding the patient’s condition
  • Selects applies, and/or inserts appropriate noninvasive or invasive monitoring modalities for collecting and interpreting patient physiological data.
  • Manages the patient’s airway and pulmonary status using endotracheal intubation, airways, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy and/or extubation.
  • Manages emergence and recovery from anesthesia
    • Selects, obtains, orders, and/or administers medications, fluids, or ventilatory support in order to maintain homeostasis
    • Provides relief from pain and anesthetic side effects, and/or prevents complications.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings
  • Releases and/or discharges patients from the post-anesthesia care area
    • Provides post anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care related to anesthesia side effects or complications.
  • Orders, initiates, or modifies pain relief therapy through the utilization of drugs, regional anesthetic techniques, or other accepted pain relief modalities.
  • Responds to emergency situations
    • Provides airway management, administration of emergency fluids or drugs
    • Uses basic or advanced cardiac life-support techniques.
  • Performs additional anesthesia responsibilities within the expertise of the individual Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the Quality Management program as adopted by the facility
    • Performs in accordance with established continuous quality improvement policies and procedures
    • Supports risk management and participates in programs directed to patient and employee safety
    • Serves as a member of Quality/Risk Management  subcommittees, as well as special committees and CQI teams to review quality management reports and issues and makes recommendations, as requested
  • Supports the anesthesia services department and the overall unit function
    • Adheres to all FMC and unit policies and procedures
    • Adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations
    • Is a team player
    • Rotates assignments in a responsible manner to ensure adequate coverage

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
  • Maintains a current protocol with the supervising physician which is filed with the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Nursing

 

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • Ability to move frequently throughout the facility and to stand for long periods of time
  • High concentration and high complexity of decision making
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Above average ability to manage multiple tasks  and projects simultaneously

 

Occupational Exposure:

  • High risk exposure to bloodborne pathogens and chemical hazards.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Current Florida CRNA License
  • Certified by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists, or Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Current BLS and ACLS
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Endoscopy experience is preferred

Hours are Monday-Friday, no weekends, nights, or holidays!

 

 

 

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