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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Pool/PRN

Company: National Jewish Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Pool/PRN

  • Facility *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Department Anesthesiology Position Summary
    Responsible for administering anesthesia and monitoring patient's vital signs. Oversees patient recovery from anesthesia through minimally invasive procedures. Ensures smooth recovery after procedures.
    • Performs and documents a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient by obtaining an appropriate health history.
    • Administers anesthesia and monitors patient during outpatient procedures.
    • Implements, monitors and adjusts patient's physiologic condition as appropriate for type of anesthesia and specific patient's needs.
    • Transfers the responsibility for care of the patient to other qualified providers post-operatively to assure continuity of care and patient safety.
    • Supports Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center procedures.
    • Initiates the anesthetic technique which may include: regional, local and sedation.
    • Selects, obtains and administers the anesthetic, adjuvant and accessory drugs and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic.
    • Selects, applies and inserts appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities.
    • Manages a patient's airway and pulmonary status.
    • Implements acute and chronic pain management modalities.
    • Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
    • Acts as a resource to pre-anesthesia and post-anesthesia nurses.
    • Partners with supervising anesthesiologist to formulate appropriate care plans for patients undergoing procedures.
    • Brings to the attention of supervising anesthesiologist any concerns regarding general and acute health of patients and how it may affect clinical outcomes of anesthetics and procedures. Other Duties
      • Accepts additional responsibilities which are within the expertise of the individual CRNA and appropriate to the practice setting.
      • Accountability: -Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
      • Ethics: Practices ethically; Integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide practice; demonstrates compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of all people; advocates for healthcare consumer's rights to informed decision-making and self-determination; maintains therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries; safeguards privacy and confidentiality of healthcare consumers, and their data and information [Standard of Professional Performance (SPP) 7].
      • Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message [SPP 9].
      • Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treat others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others [SPP 10].
      • Professional Development: Actively identifies in new area with preceptor learning opportunities and unit specific competencies; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance contribution to the organization [SPP 12, 15].
      • Evidence-based Practice and Research: Integrates evidence and research findings into practice; Articulates the values of research and its application relative to the healthcare setting; identifies questions in the healthcare setting and practice that can be answered by nursing research; uses current evidence-based knowledge, including research findings, to guide practice; incorporates evidence when initiating change in practice [SPP 13].
      • Quality of Practice: Contributes to quality nursing practice: Ensures practice is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient centered; identifies barriers and opportunities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability, timeliness, and patient centeredness; recommends strategies to improve nursing quality [SPP 14]. Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
        None Travel
        None Core Values
        • Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
        • Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
        • Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
        • Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
        • Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
        • Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. -
        • Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
        • Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements. Minimum Qualifications
          • Education: Master's Degree in Nursing required from an accredited Nurse Anesthetist Program.
          • Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years' experience working as a CRNA preferred.
          • Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Colorado RN license. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. CRNA certification by National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Active BLS and ACLS required, PALS preferred. Upload your resume to join our Talent Community and let us know that you're interested in receiving future updates on new opportunities. Thank you for considering a career with National Jewish Health.National Jewish Health
            Human Resources
            1400 Jackson St
            Denver, CO 80206
            - National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution and is a longstanding cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community. National Jewish Health seeks to attract the best-qualified candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the Institution and those who respect and promote excellence through diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, marital, familial or parental status, genetic information, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected classification. We are a tobacco and fragrance free environment.

Keywords: National Jewish Health, Denver , Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Pool/PRN, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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