Nurse Anesthetist Team Leader - Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 11/5/2016

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Boston, MA

Company
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
3023563
AJE Ref #
575960883
Location
Boston, MA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:



The Nurse Anesthesia Team Leader: Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia will work collaboratively with the Chief Nurse Anesthetist, the Division Chief of Neuro, Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia, the Clinical Director, and the Executive Director to plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of the CRNA Staff in the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia. The Nurse Anesthesia Team Leader: Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia will serve as liaison between the physician staff, CRNAs, residents, and administrative team. This role facilitates the effective and efficient operation and provision of care within the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia and the greater Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine (DACCPM).



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:



* Coordinates and oversees daily operations of the CRNA Staff in the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia Anesthesia in collaboration with the Chief Nurse Anesthetist and the Division Chief of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Facilitates the career development of CRNAs in concordance with the clinical, educational and research goals of the DACCPM .

* Ensures that CRNA staff education receives appropriate priority within the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Acts as the point person for CRNA activities as a leader, resource person and an educator.

* Works closely with other peri-operative professionals assuring that the Neurosurgical, Vascular and Thoracic operating rooms work efficiently without undue delays or cancellations.

* Meets at least monthly with the Chief Nurse Anesthetist and also the Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia Division CRNA team and as needed with the Division Chief of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Assists the Chief Nurse Anesthetist and the Scheduling Office with the preparation of CRNA schedules to ensure appropriate available staffing for the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Serves as the CRNA liaison to the surgeons whose patients are cared for by the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia

* Coordinates orientation of new CRNA staff to the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Manages and reviews CRNA case distribution.

* Assists the Chief Nurse Anesthetist in the annual performance evaluation of the CRNA Staff.

* Prepares annual performance evaluations of CRNA staff, as appropriate.

* Participates on Committees and Teams related to the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia including Tuesday morning conference and Neurosurgical Grand Rounds, when available.

* Participates in the development and execution of all process improvement activities related to the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Participates in and promotes the development of an ongoing clinical outcomes program in the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.

* Assists with the development and refinement of service specific protocols.

* Assists with the eventual possible development of a service specific Student Nurse Anesthesia Program.

* Participates in the promotion and representation of the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia at the local, regional and national level.



CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The CRNA Team Leader: Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia will maintain a clinical practice that is primarily based on the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.



SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:



The CRNA Team Leader: Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia will work primarily on the Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Division. S/he must demonstrate clinical proficiency as a CRNA. Under the medical direction of an Anesthesiologist the CRNA may:



* Obtain health and medical history, perform physical examination, and construct problem lists

* Collect, record, and interpret patient data

* Interpret studies performed/ordered

* Communicate the need for consultation and referrals

* Assess patients to determine need for physician attention

* Provide direct patient care before, during, and after procedures requiring anesthesia

* Make professional decisions for anesthesia care based upon a comprehensive health assessment

* Maintain professional standards of health care before, during, and after an anesthetic

* Prepare and evaluate the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs

* Insert invasive monitoring lines required for patient care during anesthesia and interpret the data

* Provide administration of general anesthesia, neuraxial anesthesia, and monitored anesthesia care to appropriate patients

* Assess, interpret and treat physiologic responses to anesthesia that include oxygenation, circulation, ventilation, temperature and metabolism

* Provide postoperative analgesia for pain management

* Obtain informed consent for the following anesthesia and related procedures:



General anesthesia

Monitored anesthesia care

Neuraxial anesthesia

Regional anesthesia

Arterial lines

Central venous lines

Pulmonary artery catheters

Blood Transfusions

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):



Unrestricted Massachusetts licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist



EDUCATION:



Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia/Nursing







EXPERIENCE:



Clinical proficiency within the specialty of Anesthesia.

At least 3 Years of experience working as a CRNA.

Commitment to advancing diversity.

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge of anesthesia and operating room financial issues.

Ability to serve as a consensus builder, enhancing teamwork and collaboration as a member of a multidisciplinary team.









SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):



Will supervise the activities, as listed above, of 5-10 CRNAs.







FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):



None currently.









WORKING CONDITIONS:



The operating room environment of the Division of Neuro-Vascular and Thoracic Anesthesia.



Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.