Mercy Medical Center Clinton CRNA PT 40 hrs biweekly in Sioux City, Iowa
SC401_95101 Mercy Anesthesia
Expected Weekly Hours:
Under limited supervision, performs clinical CRNA duties under the direction and supervision of the department medical director, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and other attending physicians. CRNA’s will maintain professional credentials, clinical knowledge and skills, and physical status capable of delivering safe and effective anesthesia care to all patients treated by Mercy Medical Services. The quality of anesthesia will be no less than that considered to be the standard of care by the ASA and AANA. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance
Job Description Details:
MERCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Position Title: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Job Code: 8500 Exempt
Reports To: Chief CRNA
Pay Grade: PG 85
Dept/Clinic: Mercy Anesthesia
Approved By: Human Resources
Date: May 2015
OSHA: 1 - Exposure
Under limited supervision, performs clinical CRNA duties under the direction and supervision of the department medical director, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and other attending physicians. CRNA’s will maintain professional credentials, clinical knowledge and skills, and physical status capable of delivering safe and effective anesthesia care to all patients treated by Mercy Medical Services. The quality of anesthesia will be no less than that considered to be the standard of care by the ASA and AANA. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.
Ensures effective preoperative and postoperative evaluation of patients treated, including acute pain management, ordering and interpreting laboratory, pulmonary, vascular and cardiac studies.
Must be available for in-house 24 hour-call rotation.
Is responsible for providing general and regional anesthesia utilizing all anesthesia agents and adjunctive drugs available. Serves as experts in intraoperative patient assessment, including fluid, electrolyte balance and blood product status. Is responsible for administering fluids, electrolytes, blood and blood products.
Monitors all patients in the Operating Room with all state of the art noninvasive and invasive monitors, anesthesia machines, gas delivery systems, patient/fluid warming devices and IV/Epidural drug administration pumps.
Establishes and maintains an airway and ventilation utilizing mask, LMA and nasal/oral endotracheal intubation.
Maintains ongoing competent skills/performance level and documentation of qualifications to meet unit(s) specific standards.
Provides concurrent, accurate, and legible documentation on the medical record consistent with hospital policies.
Assesses and monitors functioning of all equipment.
Adheres to appropriate surgical dress code and aseptic technique.
Provides continuing education to various departments as requested with particular emphasis to educational endeavors involving new procedures. Pursues a continuing education program of formal and informal education in the field of clinical relevance.
Participates and promotes the team concept approach in the provision of care.
Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy & Procedure.
Actively participates in intradepartmental meetings, committees and in services.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.
Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.
Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.
We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.
The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:
We support each other in serving our patients and communities. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly. We are fully present. We are all accountable. We trust and assume goodness in intentions. We are continuous learners.
Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.
Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.
Requires national certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Requires Registered Nurse and (ARNP) Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist License maintaining current license to work in the state of Iowa. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) is required unless doctor’s release is provided, in which case yearly proficiency must be demonstrated through oral and written testing. Is knowledgeable of a variety of different types of equipment and functions in the realm of clinical acuity to diagnostic performance of various laboratory tests. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Maintains a high level of professionalism, which positively promotes the image of Mercy Medical Center. Actively participates and represents Mercy Medical Center in professional and community organizations. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.
Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Uses appropriate safety transfer techniques and body mechanics when moving, transporting, etc., of patients or equipment, sometimes in excess of 50 pounds. Is able to function effectively under stressful situations. Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job description, including frequent walking, bending, and standing. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.
These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.
Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.
Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.