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CRNA

Employer
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Overview

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) performs a thorough and complete preanesthetic assessment; obtains informed consent; formulates, implements and adjusts the anesthesia plan of care; provides anesthesia care and education regarding anesthesia care to patients of all ages. Performs pain assessment; administers medications; identifies changes or high risk situations in patient's condition; transfers the responsibility for the care of the patient assuring continuity of care; demonstrates knowledge and use of equipment; completes all documentation according to policy/procedure. Provides other necessary services throughout the hospital.

Casual, unbenefited, PRN position working variable days, variable weekends, and no holidays. Night call rotation is as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Reviews the medical charts and other available data for each assigned case in order to evaluate the physical status of the patient and plan the course of anesthesia to be undertaken. Confers with the surgeon regarding unusual or complex problems.
  • Ensures that all equipment and supplies necessary for each case are available and functioning. Assembles and/or tests such equipment and supplies as the anesthesia machines, EKG and other monitoring equipment, ventilator, suction machine, and other necessary items for safe conduct of anesthesia. Prepares I.V. fluids and administering equipment and obtains all required drugs.
  • Assists with positioning patients for the surgical procedure. Starts intravenous fluids if necessary and applies monitoring equipment.
  • Induces and maintains surgical state of anesthesia including, but not limited to, fitting mask to patient's face and adjusting oxygen and gas flow, injecting intravenous anesthetic, using intertracheal techniques or other methods.
  • Monitors and records patient's vital signs during surgery, observes patient for significant physical changes, and keeps surgeon informed of patient's condition at all times.
  • Takes necessary remedial action as problems arise (such as aspiration and administration of oxygen in order to prevent asphyxiation, or surgical shock).
  • Monitors and renders a safe and smooth patient emergence from anesthesia, administers drugs as necessary to reverse lingering effects of agents and drugs used during surgery.
  • Transfers the patient from the operating room to the recovery room and ensures that the recovery room nurses are properly informed of the patient's condition. Checks and restarts I.V.'s if necessary. Records all pertinent case information on patient's anesthesia sheet.
  • Disassembles anesthesia equipment, sterilizing instruments and equipment according to standard practices; requisitions necessary repairs, and orders replacement supplies and equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains various operating records regarding cases handled and supplies and equipment used.
  • Makes follow-up visits to patients post-op to evaluate their post-op condition.
  • Responds to CODE BLUE and Trauma codes.
  • Performs IV's on the nursing care units as requested.
  • Insertion of PICC lines as ordered by physician.
  • Responsible for Epidural insertion for analgesia obstetrics and post-op pain control.
  • Provides IV or oral sedation with monitored anesthesia care in areas outside the OR as requested.
  • Maintains 24-hour on-call coverage for Anesthesia Department.
  • Participates and attends designated meetings, drills, and inservice programs. Attends mandatory programs and maintains CPR and ACLS certification per hospital policy.
  • Maintains clinical experience by completing annual competency evaluations and attending educational offerings. Ensures recertifications are kept current and appropriate to position/policies.
  • Follows disaster procedures. Utilizes standard precautions and aseptic techniques. Follows guidelines for infection control and isolation. Investigates and reports incidents per risk management policy.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel and performance evaluation of fellow peers.
  • Assists in the development, revision and implementation of department policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications

Requires certification as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Dakota.

Prefer minimum of two years' experience as a CRNA.

Background Check will be required for this position.

Company

Some of the benefits of working at JRMC include:

  • competitive salary
  • immediate benefit package: medical insurance with two plans, life insurance, flex plans, health savings account (HSA), long-term disability
  • contributed 401K retirement plan
  • paid time off (PTO) including short term disability
  • vision & dental plans
  • critical illness & accidental packages
  • BeHealthy, employee health discount
  • employee fitness program generous
  • flexible scheduling
  • wage increases
  • annual service award
  • continued education and training

JRMC provides the opportunity for development by empowering employees to communicate the resources needed to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
(701) 952-4813
Location
2422 20th Street SW
Jamestown
North Dakota
58401
United States
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