The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is seeking Intermittent CRNA for out Anesthesia Service. *Applicants will be reviewed as they are received and this announcement will close early if selections are made. Perform and document a preanesthetic evaluation of the patient before surgery including requesting consultations, additional diagnostic and/or laboratory studies Initiation of the planned anesthetic technique that may include general, regional, or monitored anesthesia care (MAC). Interventions include administration of fluids, medications, ventilator support, provision of homeostasis, provision of adequate pain relief and management of anesthesia and surgical side effects. Induction of general anesthesia and initial airway management. Endotracheal intubation for surgical or procedural cases. Placement of endobronchial tubes or blockers for procedures requiring one lung ventilation or lung isolation. Peripheral nerve blocks. Central neuraxial blocks. Epidural blood patches. Adjustment of anesthetic drugs and techniques utilized in the maintenance of anesthesia. Sedation for field blocks or MAC as discussed in the anesthetic care plan. Manages emergence from anesthesia Provide anesthetic for: electroconvulsive therapy not requiring intubation; routine eye surgery not requiring general anesthesia; elective cardioversions; ICD checks. Participates on the Code Blue Team, primarily to manage the patient's airway, but also to perform other tasks which they are qualified to perform, as directed by the Code Team Leader. Emergency airway management throughout the facility, following the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm and department protocols, as requested. Administer sedation or local anesthesia to facilitate urgent/emergent endotracheal intubation. Placement of intravenous lines throughout the facility, as requested. Management of epidural catheters for post-op pain relief within a protocol guideline Placement of arterial lines as requested Participation in staff meetings, mortality and morbidity conferences and other committees as assigned by the Chief Anesthesiologist. Maintains anesthesia equipment in constant readiness and cleans equipment in accordance with hospital guidelines, SOPs, manufacturer's recommendations and CDC guidelines. Prepares drugs properly for use in anesthesia administration Ensures that OR/anesthesia safety regulations and procedures and infection control policies and procedures are observed. Complies with Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals Fully complies with medical center Correct Site/Universal Protocol requirements, including pausing activities during pre-operative time-out Complies with VA and Joint Commission documentation requirements Labels specimens according to medical center policy Participates in continuous improvement activities Participates in outcomes evaluation and recommendations for practice improvements Conducts in-service programs for the department and other services within the medical center May assist or conduct approved research projects. Participates in on call Other duties as assigned within scope of practice/licensure. Work Schedule: Intermittent: 700am-330pm, Monday-Friday with overtime, weekend and holiday work as needed. Financial Discloser Report: Not required ???????
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