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CRNA - Per Diem - Cardiac

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 159440

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Part Time 

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Job Summary

This role is a member of the anesthesiology care team which administers anesthesia to patients.  

All case assignment is determined by an Anesthesiologist by demonstrating the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide anesthesia care appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric and adolescent population. This role implements the mission, vision, and values of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Children’s Anesthesiology Associates, Ltd. This role participates in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement by identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of The Children Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Children’s Anesthesiology Associates, Ltd

Job Responsibilities

Patient Management – Anesthesiology
All performed under the direct supervision of an attending Anesthesiologist

  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation, determination of appropriateness of preparation and physical status of patient for anesthesia and operation as scheduled, physical exam, appropriate lab and radiological studies as indicated, and discussion of anesthesia management and risks
  • Conduct of general, regional, or local anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care in appropriate locations, including:
    • selection, ordering, and administration of anesthetics, muscle relaxants, and other adjuvant drugs
    • monitoring and support of vital functions, including but not limited to, management of ventilation and administration of fluids and blood products
    • ordering and administration of potent analgesics and sedatives to control pain in the perioperative period
  • Airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Vascular access by percutaneous techniques as required, including arterial cannulation and catheterization of central veins, pulmonary arteries, and internal jugular veins
  • Provision of post-anesthetic care including:
    • Airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • Determination of recovery from anesthesia including level of consciousness, cardiopulmonary stability, and recovery from neuromuscular blockade
    • Level of surveillance required by the patient’s condition
  • Approval of patient discharge from the Post Anesthesia Care Unit


This section for those with privileges in Cardiac Anesthesia:
Conduct of general and regional anesthesia, including the selection and administration of anesthetics, muscle relaxants, and other adjuvant drugs and monitoring and support of vital functions for:

  • cardiothoracic procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass closed cardiac procedures
  • catheterization lab procedures in patients with pulmonary hypertension institution of ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Vascular access by arterial cut down

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Board Certified Nurse Anesthetist
Registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
ACLS, PALS, and BCLS

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Masters or doctorate degree in nursing, from a Nurse Anesthesia program.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intermediate proficiency with office software (Microsoft Office) including word processing and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.

CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.

Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

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