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Company: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Location: Dover
Posted on: March 20, 2023

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CRNA-(3149642)DescriptionAt Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.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 inter-professional 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.1.Responsible for supplying documentation of continued registration as a CRNA2.Perform and document pre-anesthesia assessment and evaluation of the patient per departmental practice3.Review, request, and order (as permitted by state law), laboratory/diagnostic studies per departmental practice4.Obtain informed consent for anesthesia and related services5.Select, obtain, order, and administer preanesthetic medication or treatment per departmental practice6.Develop and implement an anesthesia care plan per departmental practice7.Select, obtain, prepare, and use equipment, invasive and non-invasive monitors, supplies, and drugs for the administration of sedation, anesthesia, and pain management services; perform safety checks as needed8.Select, order, obtain, and administer analgesic and anesthetic agents, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids, or blood products necessary to provide anesthesia services9.Perform all aspects of airway management, including fiberoptic intubation10.Facilitate emergence and recovery from anesthesia by evaluating patient response, and selecting, ordering, and administering medications, fluids, and ventilator support to maintain patient stability during transfer11.Initiate and administer post-anesthesia pharmacological or fluid support of the cardiovascular system12.Initiate and administer respiratory support to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the post-anesthesia period13.Evaluate the patient's response to anesthesia and surgery; take appropriate corrective action during the post-anesthesia period14.Provide post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care15.Implement acute and chronic pain management modalities16.Manage emergency situations by assessing, stabilizing, and determining disposition of patients, including providing airway management, administration of emergency drugs and fluids, and using basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques17.Reviews patients' medical history to determines appropriate type of anesthetic to be used18.Prepares and evaluates the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs19.Conducts the induction and maintenance of anesthesia20.Administer general (intravenous / inhalation) and regional anesthesia21.Insert invasive monitoring lines required for an anesthetic and interpret the data.22.Monitors the life support functions of patient during period of anesthesia, or surgery as needed. Assesses, interprets and treats physiologic responses to anesthesia that include oxygenation, circulation and ventilation. Keeps the surgical team informed of patient's condition23.Records pertinent information concerning anesthetic course on patient's clinical chart24.Provides observation and care in immediate post-operative period until a report of pertinent information has been given to and responsibility for patient accepted by the RN or MD covering the appropriate recovery area25.Place and manage regional anesthetic techniques, as delineated by his or her clinical privileges or granted special privileges26.Non-Clinical functions may include but not be limited toa.Quality assessment and quality assuranceb.Didactic and clinical education of students and staffc.Appointment to facility committees and related activitiesd.Interdepartmental liaison responsibilitiese.Participates in required educational programsf.Participates in monthly departmental meetingsg.Seeks ongoing professional educational growthh.Maintains current licensure requirements for CRNA practice.QualificationsExperience Minimum Required--- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are licensed, registered, advanced practice nurses who have completed an advanced degree in anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists must become certified by successfully completing a national qualifying examination in the specialty of anesthesiaExperience Preferred/Desired--- Three years of experience working as a CRNA in an acute hospital based Surgical Services DepartmentEducation Minimum Required--- Graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessorEducation Preferred/Desired--- Master's degreeTraining Minimum Required--- Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and pharmacology as related to anesthesia. The major clinical component providing experience with a variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures for all types of surgery and obstetricsSpecial Skills Minimum Required--- Cultural competence and language skills for patient population is desired--- Ability to perform clinically as a nurse anesthetist in the facility setting on a regular basis--- Ability to operate, use, and interpret data from a wide variety of equipment to perform anesthesia care as well as necessary perioperative or operating room care to support the safety and wellbeing of the patient while they are under the direct care of the CRNA--- Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively collaborate with various clinical staff and other disciplines--- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population served--- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs--- Knowledge of infection prevention and control techniques--- Ability to maintain confidential records--- Ability to implement and adhere to facility policies and proceduresSpecial Skills Preferred/Desired--- Ability to practice autonomously and in collaboration with a variety of health providers on an inter-professional team--- Ability to care for all acuity patients across the lifespan in a variety of settingsLicensure and/or Certifications Required--- Holds current active state licensure as a registered nurse in the state of New Hampshire and complies with any applicable state statutory and regulatory requirements concerning CRNAs--- Is currently certified or recertified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse AnesthetistsEEO StatementEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. -The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Primary Location:NH-Dover-MGB Wentworth Douglass HospitalWork Locations:MGB Wentworth Douglass Hospital789 Central AveDover03820Job:Advanced Practice NurseOrganization:Wentworth-Douglass Physicians Organization(WDP)Schedule:Full-timeStandard Hours:40Shift:Day JobEmployee Status:RegularRecruiting Department:WDH WDPC Administration Job Posting:Mar 15, 2021

Keywords: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Wilmington , CRNA, Healthcare , Dover, Delaware

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