Advanced Practice Provider CRNA-Anesthesia

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/1/2021 8:09 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-15696
Category
Advanced Practice Providers
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Shift
Day/Evening/Weekends
FTE
.4

Overview

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the peri-procedural care and anesthetic plan for pediatric procedural and surgical patients. Monitors and manages the patient physiologic response to anesthesia, sedation and procedures, and communicates changes to attending anesthesiologist. Works within the multidisciplinary clinical team to provide individualized patient care and patient/family education. Promotes evidenced based practice by conducting or participating in research and academic activities. Provides support to the nursing and leadership staff in order to promote the advancement of the nursing profession at the Hospital and in the community-at-large.

 

Lurie CRNAs have a 100% pediatric clinical practice and care for children across the age range, functioning as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. CRNAs participate in a wide range of surgical cases, interventional and imaging procedures. As part of the division of Academic and Clinical Anesthesiology, the CRNAs are well respected and integral members of the division. The CRNAs are a tightknit supportive team.

The CRNA contingency role is designed for an experienced pediatric CRNA. Work structure is for full-time intermittent work with a flexible schedule based on applicant’s interest. Examples – 3 months on and 3 months off, 1 week per month etc. Ideal for the CRNA interested in setting their own schedule and having the flexibility of a part time position with the practice environment of a supportive academic facility.

Responsibilities

  • Provides expert clinical care, education, consultation, advocacy, research, leadership and mentorship. 
  • Prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat pre-anesthetic illness and improve health status.
  • Promotes the advancement of the nursing profession at Lurie Childrens and the community-at-large. This may include publication, participation in professional organizations and providing educational support to the nursing staff.
  • Collaborates and coordinates care with medical team to deliver evidenced-based care and establish best practices in clinical care.
  • Participates in research design, implementation and interpretation.
  • Meets the Medical Staffs Allied Health Practitioners core measures of performance related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and system based practice.
  • Prepares the operating room including checking gas machine, ECG monitor, suction, drugs to be used, endotracheal supplies, laryngoscope supplies, physiologic monitors, and environmental thermal regulation.
  • Performs pre-anesthetic assessment with patient/ family and acquaints self with individual patient needs; introduces anesthesia team and explains roles of each provider.
  • Reviews the medical record for completeness and alerts attending physician to any omissions or errors, including consents, history & physical, medications and tests and treatment results. Reviews progress notes for anesthesia recommendations, consultative recommendations, clearances and previous anesthetic techniques to ensure accuracy.
  • Transports patients into operating room and ensures proper placing and positioning of patients on the operating room table. Attaches monitoring devices including ECG leads, precordial stethoscope, BP cuff, pulse oximeters.
  • Determines proper anesthetic technique after consultation with covering attending anesthesiologist. 
  • Administers the proper dose of anesthetic, anesthesia-related and emergency drugs necessary to maintain appropriate insensibility to pain and hemodynamic stability, adequate perfusion of body tissues and normal oxygenation.
  • Administers intravenous crystalloid, colloid and blood products as necessary to maintain intravascular volume and blood pressure during surgical intervention. Inserts appropriate airway devices including a traumatic laryngoscope and endotracheal intubation to maintain a patent, clear airway during general anesthesia. 
  • Documents accurate anesthesia record. Reports any anesthesia complications to the chief of the service, quality assurance committee of the department, and obtains consultations and follow-up to deal with anesthesia-related complications.
  • Participates in the education of the anesthesia residents and attends departmental meetings.
  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
  • The authority to hire, separate, promote, demote, write and administer performance evaluations.
  • Other job functions as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree from an accredited School of Nursing appropriate for certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse/ Certified Nurse Anesthetist required. Doctoral related degree preferred.
  • CRNA experience preferred. Prior experience in pediatrics preferred.
  • Licensure in the State of Illinois as an APN and Certified by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists required.
  • Demonstrated experience as delineated in clinical privileges through credentialing by the Medical Staff Office required.
  • Basic Life Support Certification required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification required in some specialty areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

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