Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/27/2018 10:52 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing - Outpatient
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Coll of Med Anest ACH Administration
    Day Shift
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Nurse Anesthetist must be a qualified anesthesia professional involved in the administration of anesthesia and related services who practices clinical under the direction of an anesthesiologist. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is responsible for the administration of anesthesia to patients when they are in need of intensive care. A CRNA must understand medical complications associated with the use of anesthesia and how to correct them. A CRNA is responsible for monitoring the well-being of the patient while under anesthesia to insure no complications arise. Other CRNA duties include: maintaining medical charts, collaborating with a team of health care professionals, including surgeons and primary care doctors, on the patients’ conditions, providing post-operative patient care and evaluation, and assisting in the training of other medical personnel in CPR, anesthesia and respiratory care. 


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    #1 Clinical Responsibilities – 85%

    • Administer anesthesia to patients under direct monitoring by anesthesiologists.
    • Review medical history, evaluate patients, and determine proper methods of anesthesia under the direction of anesthesiologist.
    • Assess the condition of a patient and discussion about the whole treatment and procedure.
    • Prepare anesthesia equipment and supplies. Maintain proper equipment and supplies according to department policies and procedures.
    • Prepare patients for the entire procedure, included IV placement and other monitoring devices.
    • Assist with preparing patient for induction and emergency procedures.
    • Select, order, and administer medications under direction of anesthesiologist.
    • Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests.
    • Manage patients’ airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy and extubating.
    • Monitor patients’ responses including skin color, pupil dilatation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.


    #2 Professional Practice – 10%

    • Be an active participant in team meetings, team work in the operating room, and collaboration with all team members.
    • React quickly and communicate clearly when patients conditions change
    • Maintain understanding of medical conditions that can impact administration of anesthesia and the ability to suggest the level and type of anesthesia accordingly.
    • Manage medical documentation, inventory, patient records, scheduling information, and billing documentation as directed.

    #3   Patient Care Excellence – 5%

    • Make patient safety a top priority and practice a culture of making zero happen.
    • Stay abreast of current literature and advances in best practices, and participate in professional conference pertaining to patient care and role of CRNA.
    • Report near miss events, serious safety events, and other issues which have potential to cause patient harm.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Master’s degree from accredited nurse anesthesia program required.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Pediatric Operating Room (OR) experience.


    Certification/License/Registry Requirements:

    • RN License (AR or Compact State) Candidate must possess at time of hire.
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (AR) license through CRNA National Certification Exam Candidate must possess certification at time of hire.
    • CRNA must maintain continuing education credits to maintain licensure. 
    • Pass the national certification exam through National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) Candidate must possess certification at time of hire

    Salary: Negotiable


    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 


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