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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Cardiac Anesthesia

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 135755

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Temporary - Full Time 

Job Summary

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

The Cardiac Center has a special anesthesia team dedicated to the care of children with heart conditions. The Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology is one of the few programs in the United States that provides anesthesia services exclusively to pediatric patients with heart disease and defects, who may react differently to anesthesia and require specialized care.

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 instititution of ECMO, Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Vascular access by arterial cut down

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Board Certified Nurse Anesthetist
Registered Nurse (RN) license 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.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

 

 

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