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Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA (770) 

About the Organization The Hancock Physician Network is a group of experienced physicians specializing in internal medicine, family practice, OB/GYN, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, and behavioral health. We provide the highest-quality care-with kindness and professionalism-to the patients and families we serve.



Our Mission is to improve the health of patients and families in the communities we serve with respect, integrity, and clinical excellence.  
Category HPN Anesthesia - 7080  
Description

JOB SUMMARY: A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who practices both autonomously and in collaboration with a variety of health providers on the interprofessional team to deliver high-quality, holistic, evidence-based anesthesia and pain care services. The CRNA cares for patients at all acuity levels across the lifespan in a variety of settings for procedures including, but not limited to, surgical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pain management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

JOB SPECIFIC CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Perform a comprehensive history and physical examination, assessment, and evaluation preprocedural and preoperative.
  • Implement a patient specific plan of care which may involve anesthetic techniques such as general, regional, and local anesthesia, sedation, and multimodal pain management.
  • Conduct post anesthesia evaluation.
  • Collaborate with the patient and variety of healthcare professionals in order to provide patient centered high-quality, evidence-based care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages patients’ airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation and extubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, and respiratory therapy.
  • Selects, prepares, or uses equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics.
  • Selects, orders, and administers anesthetics, accessory drugs, fluids, or blood products.
  • Performs pre-anesthetic screenings including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and documents results.
  • Monitors patients’ responses including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  • Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
  • Develops anesthesia care plans.
  • Obtains informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures.
  • Assesses patients’ medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
  • Performs and evaluates the results of diagnostic tests such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs).
  • Performs or manages regional anesthetic techniques such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks.
  • Evaluates patients’ post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
  • Administers post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients’ cardiovascular systems.
  • Discharges patients from post-anesthesia care.
  • Reads literature, talks with colleagues, and participates in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
  • Provides education to the clinical team on anesthesia care, complications, and emergency responses.
  • Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively collaborate with various clinical staff and other disciplines.

EXPECTED BEHAVIORS:

  • Functions professionally under stressful or emergency conditions.
  • Able to manage conflict.
  • Utilizes effective communication-verbal, non-verbal, written. Active listener.
  • Promotes Patients First Behaviors.
  • Ability to interpret, evaluate and communicate detailed written or verbal instructions to others accurately and quickly, including answering phones, attending meetings, written correspondence or other forms of communication.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
 
Position Requirements

MANDATORY LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:

The following licenses/certifications are require:

CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:

  • Holds current active state licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Indiana.
  • Master’s Degree in nursing with specific emphasis on anesthesia.
  • Graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program.
  • Is currently certified or recertified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
  • Advanced Cardio-Pulmonary Life Support
  • Basic Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • NRP – Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol
  • NBCRNA Certification
  • Privileges at assigned work locations

ADDITIONAL LICENSURE/CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrates current competency in the clinical responsibilities as deemed necessary by Hancock Health including but not limited to Obstetrical Anesthesia and Endoscopy Procedures
  • At least five (5) years’ experience

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • ASN required, BSN Preferred
  • Basic life support
  • Purpose, use, and care of physiological monitors relating to the administration of anesthesia
  • Ethic and legal issues and responsibilities
  • Fire, electrical, laser, and explosion hazards in the operating room and other anesthesia related areas
  • Structure, function, and care of all components of anesthesia delivery systems
  • Sterile technique and the principles of aseptic practice
  • Usage of common anesthetic gases
  • Type and indications for local, monitored anesthesia care, regional and general anesthesia
  • Principles of purchasing and supply levels
  • Communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in Surgical Services.
  • Mandatory Annual Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Confidentiality-HIPAA, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance. Annual Unit Specific Competencies, and any education required by Regulatory Accreditation Agencies, Scope of Practice, and/or Hancock Regional Hospital.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Various Shifts  
Sign-On Bonus $10,000.00  
Position Nurse Anesthetist - CRNA (770)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 11/3/2023  
Location HPN Anesthesia  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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