ASST. CRNA PROGRAM DIRECTOR OOOR / 40 HOURS / DAYS - BWH DEPT. OF ANESTHESIA CRNAS
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 1/12/2017
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL OVERVIEW
Assistant Out of OR CRNA Director is responsible for the coordination and implementation of CRNAs and SRNAs in Out of OR locations. The Assistant Out of OR CRNA Director provides clinical and didactic support to the CRNAs and SRNAs deployed in this area. He/She will assure the smooth day-to-day clinical operations in regards to CRNA/SRNA deployment. The Assistant Out of OR Director collaborates with Chief CRNA and the OOOR Clinical Director to maintain the goal of overseeing CRNA/SRNA education. She/he is directly responsible to Chief CRNA.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to acting as the Assistant Out of OR CRNA Director, this individual will be responsible OR duties preformed by a Staff CRNA.
* Provide preoperative evaluation of a patients readiness for surgery. Discuss anesthetic options, benefits, and risks and obtain patient/surrogates consent for the anesthetic and perioperative procedures.
* Review a patients medical history. In collaboration with the physician director of anesthesia services or his/her qualified anesthesiologist designee determines appropriate anesthetic plan.
* Prepare and evaluate the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs.
* Conduct the induction and maintenance of anesthesia under the direction of an appointed qualified anesthesiologist designee. Administer general and regional anesthesia and Monitored Anesthesia Care.
* Insert invasive monitoring lines required for an anesthetic and interpret the data.
* Monitor the life support functions of patient during period of anesthesia, or surgery as needed. Assess, interpret, and treat physiologic responses to anesthesia, surgery, or other events that include oxygenation, circulation and ventilation. Keep physician anesthetist assigned to supervise the case informed of patient's condition.
* Record pertinent information concerning anesthetic course on the patients clinical record.
* Provide observation and care in immediate postoperative period until a report of pertinent information has been given and the RN or MD covering the appropriate recovery area or ICU has accepted responsibility for the patients care.
* The Assistant Out of OR CRNA Director ensures SRNAs are providing safe quality care. Directly communicates with Chief CRNA, Assistant SRNA Program Director and School of Nurse Anesthesia to develop action plans to support SRNA if clinical deficits are noted.
10. CRNA/SRNA orientation to the policies and procedures of the Out of OR anesthetizing locations.
11. Acts as a liaison between the CRNAs, SRNAs, OOOR clinicians and administration.
12. Meets with CRNAs/SRNAs on a regular basis to discuss updates and changes in clinical practice and procedures and clinical progression of SRNAs.
13. Meets with OOOR Clinical Director on a regular basis to discuss issues that directly influence patient care, safety and efficiency.
* Assesses SRNA clinical case and professional development needs during OOOR Rotation
In addition to providing anesthesia in the Main Operating Rooms the The Assistant Out of OR CRNA Director will provide care in Out of OR anesthetizing locations including, but not limited to EP/Cath Lab, Angio, IR, Endoscopy, CT, and MRI.
Participates in and provides leadership to appropriate BWH committees related to Out of OR Anesthesia.
Directly communicates with the Chief CRNA and the Assistant Clinical SRNA Director regarding CRNA and SRNA matters.
Develops, reviews and revises educational and clinical guidelines related to the SRNA education as appropriate.
Meets regularly with SRNA and CRNA staff to inform them of important issues and trends.
Plans orientation program for new SRNAs and CRNAs, and oversees their performance.
Promotes and encourages professional SRNA development.
Manage, hire, and terminate SRNA staff. Responsible for evaluation orientation, practice, and patient care of SRNA.
Participates in the acquisition of OPPE/FPPE documentation.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Graduate of an accredited masters level CRNA programCurrent Massachusetts license as RN with authorization to practice in expanded role of CRNA.
Possesses current CRNA privileges to provide anesthesia in the clinical agency assigned.
Minimum 2-years experience in providing anesthesia to complex OOOR Cases.
Minimum 3-years practice in all aspects of Anesthesia Nursing including experience in a teaching hospital as faculty and/or clinical preceptor. Demonstrated leadership/managerial capabilities in CRNA practice. Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
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