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Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Anesthesiology - LBJ - Anesthesia

Company: UT Health Science Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Anesthesiology - LBJ
Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing service by administering anesthesia to surgical patients. Prepares and administers anesthetic to patients to reversibly depress bodily functions, or otherwise desensitize a patient to permit the performance of medical or surgical procedures.

Position Key Accountabilities:

1. Prepares and administers anesthetic agents to patients in order to desensitize them to permit the performance of medical or surgical procedures.

2. Performs pre-anesthesia evaluation of the patient in order to ascertain physiological and psychological factors which influence the selection of anesthetic agent and the formulation of the plan of anesthetic management.

3. Monitors the patient in the operating room in order to maintain the patients in a homeostatic condition and to assure that unnecessary injuries are not inflicted on the patient.

4. Records anesthetic information on the anesthesia chart to provide a permanent record necessary for the care of the patient, to provide material for teaching, for study, and to establish a medical-legal record.

5. Provides clinical supervision or guidance of nurse anesthesia students, paramedical, and medical students in order to contribute to their clinical training.

6. Responds to emergency situations.

7. Manages Human Resources activities of department in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse

Current Texas Licensure as APRN

Current American Association of Nurse Anesthetist certification (AANA)

BLS, ACLS and/or other specialty certification as required by department

The incumbent must meet 2 of 6 established requirements:

* Experienced in a major medical center or a major trauma receiving hospital.
* Skilled in administration of varied regional anesthesia techniques, i.e., spinal, epidurals, brachial plexus blocks.
* Skilled in the placement of arterial lines, CVP, and PA lines, and is capable in the use and interpretation of varied pressure monitoring and lab values.
* Active pursuit of continuing education credits.
* Experienced in academics, i.e., has worked with nurse anesthesia students, residents, and medical students.
* Experienced as an R.N. in the critical and acute care areas; is familiar with the use and interpretation of EKG, arterial, central venous and pulmonary artery pressure monitoring; is skilled in respiratory management and blood gas analysis based on therapeutic knowledge.

Minimum Education:

Masters in Nurse Anesthesia

Minimum Experience:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements:

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code - 51.215

Keywords: UT Health Science Center, Houston , Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Anesthesiology - LBJ - Anesthesia, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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