Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist


Children's Hospital (Omaha)


Posted Under: Omaha, Nebraska jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 68101
Posted On: 2019-07-13 00:00:00

Just like the children we serve, Children's Hospital & Medical Center is growing quickly and hiring Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) to work in collaboration with anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians and other medical professions to deliver quality care to our patients from newborn to young adult. Experience a wide variety of care including cardiac, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, ENT, non-OR anesthesia as well as pain management.

On occasion CRNAs will place regional blocks including caudal, epidural and spinal anesthesia and arterial and central lines as needed.

Our CRNAs work as part of a care team model. A pediatric anesthesia fellowship runs through our organization, as well as anesthesia residents and SRNA rotations.

Essential Functions/Competencies
% of Time 50%

Delivers anesthesia to pediatric population from neonates to young adults within a care team model in the main operative room, cath lab as well as surgery center. In collaboration with the anesthesiologist, determines the appropriate anesthetic plan of management, manages all aspects of anesthesia care to include preoperative, perioperative and immediate postoperative care. Recognizes alterations in physiologic responses to the surgical procedure and/or the anesthetic, takes appropriate action and notifies the responsible physician as indicated. 10%

Performs pre-anesthetic and post anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient and documents findings. This includes obtaining an informed consent from the patient, requesting consultations and /or diagnostic studies and ordering pre-anesthetic medications. Select, apply and insert appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient's physical status. 10%

Preceptor to SRNA students 10%

Works with staff from other departments in OR for training purposes including transport nurses as well as residents 5%

Participates in the program of continuous quality improvement 3%

Works with Anesthesia Pain team to manage postoperative pain 3%

Provides airway management and/or intubations for emergent, and non-emergent and resuscitation situations throughout the hospital as well as IV placements 4%

Provides professional feed back regarding anesthesia issues affecting patient care, department goals, and the hospital vision to Anesthesia department leadership 3%

Works with Nursing Leadership in the performance oversight of anesthesia techs as well as orientation and education 2%

Checks all equipment and agents to be used in the administration of the anesthetic to be sure it is in safe working order. Reports all malfunctioning equipment to the appropriate personnel. 100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:






  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge or training in managing patients with congenital heart disease
  • Knowledge or training in managing neonatal patients
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:



    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or nursing Anesthetist required
    • Minimum two years' experience as an Intensive/Acute Care Nurse in pediatrics preferred
    • Minimum two years' experience as a CRNA with a pediatric background preferred

      CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:



      • Current and valid NE or compact state RN License and CRNA license required
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) required to work
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required to work

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