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Nantucket Cottage Hospital CRNA - Per Diem in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Mission:

Working together with our community to achieve whole person wellness through health and related services.

Vision:

An island community that enjoys physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual wellness.

Job Summary:

The CRNA provides anesthesia services to patients undergoing both surgical and non-surgical procedures at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The CRNA reviews patient’s medical history, selects type of anesthesia, administers anesthetic, monitors patients during procedures and provides immediate post-anesthesia care. The CRNA may collaborate with anesthesiologists, surgeons or other physicians as needed but otherwise has full practice authority as an anesthesia provider.

_Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities_

  • Manages patients’ airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation and extubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, and respiratory therapies.
  • Selects, prepares, or uses equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics.
  • Selects, orders, and administers anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids or blood products.
  • Performs pre-anesthetic screenings including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and documents results.
  • Develops and executes an effective anesthetic plan.
  • Monitors patients’ responses including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  • Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
  • Develops anesthesia care plans.
  • Obtains informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures.
  • Assesses patients’ medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
  • Performs and evaluates the results of diagnostic tests such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs).
  • Performs or manages regional anesthetic techniques such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks and intravenous blocks.
  • Evaluates patients’ post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
  • Administers post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients’ cardiovascular systems.
  • Discharges patients from post-anesthesia care.
  • Instructs nurses, residents, interns, students or other staff on topics such as anesthetic techniques, pain management and emergency responses.
  • Maintains quality and safety protocols and follows Hospital policies and procedures.
  • Remains up to date with the latest advances in the anesthesia field including the introduction of new medical equipment and techniques.
  • Assumes responsibility for own continuing education and developmental needs to maintain competencies; attends meetings, workshops and conventions to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skill in providing care for patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

_Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required for the Position_

_Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required_

  • Advanced understanding of anesthesia and other critical nursing skills.
  • Demonstrated patient care skills.
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as related to anesthesia.
  • Strong technical skills and has the interest and ability to continue to learn.
  • Ability to take direction from and work with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong sense of initiative and perseverance to carry through to completion of tasks; ability to take ownership and responsibility for activities.
  • Works efficiently and effectively all aspects of position.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to work effectively with clinicians, administrators, and other professionals.
  • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct; demonstrate forthrightness and integrity.
  • Highly motivated, independent and capable of performing in a complex environment.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly and to ensure confidentiality guidelines are maintained by staff.
  • Graduate of accredited nurse anesthesia program.
  • Current, valid Registered Nurse (RN) License in the state of Massachusetts.
  • Advanced practice license as a Nurse Anesthetist (APRN/NA) issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
  • Current DEA license required. Must continue to maintain active DEA licensure.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association.
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification by the American Heart Association.
  • Obstetrics and Regional Anesthesia experience required.
  • Experience working as an independent CRNA preferred.

_Special Requirements_

  • Requires rotation of shifts and roles including being the primary provider or on-call provider.
  • Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

Job: *Advanced Practice Nurse

Organization: *Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)

Title: CRNA - Per Diem

Location: MA-Nantucket-NCH Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Requisition ID: 3203694

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