Job - Nurse Anesthetist-CRNA

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Loma Linda, California

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Nurse Anesthetist-CRNA

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Loma Linda - CA Careers Responsibilities

Full Time AM/PM Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification CA RN license CPR/BLS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Job Summary: This position will support LLUMC’s strategic plan and the organization’s mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. The CRNA provides comprehensive anesthesia care (general anesthesia, procedure-related sedation, and regional techniques) in collaboration with the supervising anesthesiologist who is directly available during the entire course of anesthesia at all LLUMC and LLUMC affiliated sites; partners with anesthesiologist to determine age-specific (neonatal through later adult) anesthesia plan and obtains approval for anesthesia plan from anesthesiologist prior to induction; communicates effectively with anesthesiologist to ensure course of anesthesia is adjusted based on the patient’s need and changing condition throughout anesthetic episode; applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in anesthesia care; utilizes discretion and independent judgment in the delivery of whole-person care; practices within the CRNA scope of practice and follows LLUMC policies, protocols, techniques, guidelines, and state and federal regulations; utilizes interpersonal skills to maximize excellence in customer service, safe patient care, and professionalism; contributes to a work environment of caring and cooperation among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population. These services may be provided for both the LLUMC and LLUCH hospitals. Performs other duties as needed.  Job Specifications: Able to read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch. Completion of Registered Nursing (RN) program required. Graduate of Board of Registered Nursing approved American Association of Nurse Anesthetists program. Clinical experience providing anesthesia care as a CRNA or student nurse anesthetist within the last twelve months required. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license and California Registered Nurse Anesthetist Certification required. Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification required. Other certifications as designated in Plan for Providing Care.

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