Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Nurse Anesthetist (Certified Registered) – Per Diem for the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The primary purpose of the CRNA 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:
Performs and documents 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.
Selects and initiates the planned anesthetic technique which may include: general regional and local anesthesia and intravenous sedation/monitored anesthesia care (MAC).
Selects, obtains or administers 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.
Selects, applies, or inserts appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities for collecting and interpreting patient physiological data.
Manages emergence and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering or administering medications, fluids, or ventilator support in order to maintain homeostasis, to provide relief from pain and anesthesia side effects, or to prevent or manage complications
Releases or discharges patients from a post-anesthesia care area, and providing post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care related to anesthesia side effects or complications.
Orders, initiates or modifies pain relief therapy, through the utilization of drugs, regional anesthetic techniques, or other accepted pain relief modalities, including labor epidural analgesia.
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.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have sufficient sensory capacity to observe the patient and patient monitors.
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 the ability to exercise good judgment, and effectively function in the face of uncertainties inherent in clinical practice.
Successful completion/certification in Basic and Advanced Cardia Life Support.
Ancillary privileges granted by the University Hospital Medical Staff must be successfully obtained upon hire.
Posting Number: 19ST4180
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 101529
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.