Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Nurse Anesthetist for the Department of Anesthesiology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the Nurse Anesthetist (Certified Registered) position is to administer anesthesia – related care in four general categories: (1) pre-anesthetic preparation and evaluation (2) anesthesia induction, maintenance and emergence, (3) post anesthesia care and (4) peri anesthetic and clinical support functions.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performing and documenting a pre anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient, including requesting consultations and diagnostic studies, selecting, obtaining ordering or administering pre-anesthetic medications and fluids; and obtaining informed consent for anesthesia.
Develops and implements an anesthetic plan.
Selecting and initiating the planned anesthetic technique which may include: general regional and local anesthesia and intravenous sedation/monitored anesthesia care (MAC).
Selecting, obtaining or administering the anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic, to maintain the patient's physiologic homeostasis, and to correct abnormal responses to the anesthesia or surgery.
Managing a patient's airway and pulmonary status using endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy or extubation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited Nurse Anesthesia Education Program with a Master's Degree in a related field; or graduation from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education programs prior to January 1998.
Applicants must have successfully completed the National Certification Examination to be a CRNA and maintain current certification.
Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in the State of New Jersey and current certification as a Nurse Anesthetist by the Council on Certification/recertification of Nurse anesthetists of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Successful completion/certification in Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidate must have sufficient sensory capacity to observe the patient and patient monitors.
Candidate must be able to communicate effectively in both academic and health care settings.
Must show evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work in teams and possess demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, and effectively function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical practice.
As of June 16, 2009, new graduates may be employed after obtaining a work permit letter as an Applicant Advanced Practice Nurse from the New Jersey board of Nursing under the condition that he/she successfully takes and passes the national certification Examination on the first available date following his/her graduation. If the applicant fails the second examination, the applicant shall surrender the work permit letter to the Board and shall not practice as an applicant Advanced Practice Nurse until he/she passes the examination. Results must be reported to the Chief CRNA as soon as they are available.
Applicants currently enrolled in a Master's level Nurse Anesthesia Program will be considered but shall not practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse until successful completion of all requirements listed above.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Sensory skills adequate to perform a physical examination are required. Functional vision, hearing and tactile sensation must be adequate to observe a patient's condition and to elicit information from computerized monitors, and through procedures regularly required in a physical examination, such as inspection, auscultation and palpation. Candidate must have sufficient motor function to execute movements reasonably required to provide care to patients, including the ability to help move or lift them. Candidate must be able to negotiate patient care environments and must be able to move between settings, such as clinic, classroom building and hospital with reasonable speed. Ability to sufficiently endure long periods of sitting, standing or moving is required.
Ancillary privileges granted by the University Hospital Medical Staff must be successfully obtained upon hire.
Salary: $85.93-$100.30 per hour - hourly rate is based on experience
Posting Number: 19ST3703
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 98602
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.