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Graduate of CRNA program plus current APN licensure, or ability to successfully obtain licensure within 3 months of date of hire.
This position administers anesthesia, monitors patient’s vital signs, and oversees patient recovery from anesthesia; assists anesthesiologists, surgeons, and other members of the healthcare team during surgical, obstetrical, and other medical procedures.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews schedule of cases assigned daily and studies lab values and physical findings in pre-anesthetic examination.
Determines in consultation with an anesthesiologist the choice of anesthetic technique and appropriate monitoring for each patient.
Ascertains that blood of proper type is available when indicated and operative permit is properly signed.
Explains procedure to patients, including risks and benefits.
Assembles supplies and equipment in operating room.
Selects solutions to be administered for fluid replacement.
Administers anesthetic agents to maintain patient in surgical anesthetic state.
Places both noninvasive and invasive monitors as indicated to monitors patient’s blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, color, and fluid loss and watches for significant physical changes.
Keeps surgeon and anesthesiologist informed of patient’s condition.
Records condition of patient prior to, during, and following administration of anesthetic and type of anesthetic used.
Assists in moving patients to recovery room and observing condition, notifying physicians when unfavorable situations develop.
Assists with care of patients suffering respiratory or cardiac emergency problems with airway management techniques and using Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S36.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.� If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.�� To attach these documents, go to:� My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type � Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Anesthesiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.