University of Rochester Nurse Anesthetist in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 Anesthesiology CRNAs

Responsibilities

Role:

CRNAs provide anesthesia services to patients of all ages at Strong Memorial Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgical Center at Sawgrass under the medical direction of members of the faculty of the Department of Anesthesiology of the University of Rochester Medical Center. They are an integral part of the surgical team working closely with anesthesiologists, surgeons, and operating room nurses and other healthcare professionals. They provide anesthesia care for ENT, Plastics, Ophthalmology, Urology, Orthopedics, GI, OB/GYN, Transplant, Cardiac, Pediatric, Dental, Thoracic, Vascular, Trauma and Burns, and General Surgery patients.

Responsibilities:

Conducts and maintains the anesthetic as evidenced by:

  • Selects and implements appropriate anesthetic agent.
  • Initiates and maintains patient ventilation when appropriate.
  • Provides for protection of the patient’s eyes and pressure points when appropriate.
  • Observes and records the effects of ambient temperature on the patient when appropriate.
  • Evaluates the adequacy of anesthetic depth.
  • Evaluates, records, and treats any cardiovascular dysrhythmia.
  • Evaluates, manages, and documents fluid and electrolyte status.
  • Identifies and determines the need for blood component therapy.
  • Effectively adjusts the anesthetic to meet requirements of patient need.
  • Evaluates the need for drug antagonism and reversal.
  • Recognizes and reports any abnormal patient responses.

Administers/Induces Anesthesia as evidenced by:

  • Provides an appropriate general anesthetic (i.e. rapid sequence)
  • Establishes and maintains patient airway with OETT, while minimizing laryngoscopy time, establishing tube placement within 30 seconds, observes and affirms tube placement (breath sounds, ETCO2 level, capnograph pattern).
  • Establishes regional anesthesia in a safe and timely manner.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree. At least one year of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting. Graduation with a minimum of a master’s degree from a nurse anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Pass the national certification examination within 24 months after graduation. Current New York State Registered Nurse’s License. Maintenance of current recertification requirements of the Council on Accreditation of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Maintains at least 40 hours of continuing education every two years.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Nurse Anesthetist

Location: Medical Faculty Group

Job ID: 201527

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time