Geisinger Health System CRNA - Nurse Anesthetist in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania
There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
Location: GCMC - MAIN CAMPUS
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full Time
Provides anesthesia care in support of surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures under general supervision of a physician. Provides preoperative evaluation and postoperative follow-up. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-- Plans and carries out anesthesia support. Confers with supervising physician to coordinate clinical management of patients.
--Conducts preoperative patient assessment. Assesses patient's condition, and reviews the patient's chart, consultations, and lab reports. Interprets the data to evaluate and assess patient's needs as to the type of anesthesia to use and potential effects. Makes recommendations. Communicates with patients to answer questions and lessen patient's fears.
--Prepares the anesthesia process. Plans for the management of the anesthetic and selects appropriate anesthesia based on patient's history, needs, and preferences and the surgeon's requirements.
--Arranges for support equipment and proper procedures. Acquires the equipment, monitors, and drugs used for the procedure. Sets up equipment, checks for working order, and makes simple diagnostic checks if malfunctions occur. Notifies supervisor or designated person if equipment is not operational to assure repairs are made. Applies monitoring equipment following standard safety precautions and interprets data from monitors to use in clinical decisions. Coordinates with OR personnel to prepare OR for patients relative to surgeon and operation needs for positioning of patient, equipment, and anesthetist.
--Anesthetizes the patient. Prepares the patient for anesthesia, selects drugs for anesthesia and emergency treatment. Induces and maintains anesthesia. Monitors the patient's condition through observation of the patient and monitors. Makes adjustments as necessary. Informs surgeon of patient's condition during the process. Treats variants of the anesthesia and requests consultation from supervising physician as required, keeping the supervising physician informed of case progress.
--Concludes the anesthetic process. Conducts process to have patient at proper level of consciousness at the end of the case and terminates the anesthetic. Transports or assists with transport of patient to recovery room or an intensive care unit. Oversees movement of patient to stretcher. Assures necessary monitoring equipment accompanies patient and provides airway management during transport.
--Provides a hand-off report to a recovery room or intensive care nurse, including the patient's condition and needs, anesthetics, medications and fluids administered, surgery performed, and complications. Works with the nurse to plan the recovery care of the patient in conjunction with the supervising physician. Assumes responsibility for recovery room care of patient in absence of the supervising physician, following hospital protocol to provide appropriate follow-up.
--Performs documentation. Documents all anesthetic care, including medications and interventions, observations, etc., in patient's chart or other records. Documents post anesthesia visits and reports complications to supervising physician. Maintains a complete Anesthesia Record.
--Provides anesthesia support to Labor and Delivery Suite. Provides anesthesia coverage along with the anesthesiologist for C-sections in Labor and Delivery Suite. Assures availability of equipment and assistance before inducing anesthesia.
--Instructs students. Provides instruction and acts as a preceptor to student nurse anesthetists or other learners as required. Serves on school committees as able. Attends meetings to assist with identification and meeting student's educational needs.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to start arterial lines, as well as peripheral and central lines.
Ability to secure airways using advanced airway management techniques and adjuncts.
Experience with regional anesthesia.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Demonstrated flexibility with staffing needs.
Demonstrated concern for the health and well-being of others.
Must obtain and maintain BLS,
Demonstrates computer literacy, accurate and timely charting via Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Travel as indicated
Participation in the holiday/weekend/call schedule as indicated
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The successful CRNA candidate requires graduation from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia and an RN license or license-eligible in the State of Pennsylvania.
BLS and ACLS certification required. PALS required if at a facility which takes care of children.
Knowledge of anesthesia practice and procedures required.
Maintenance of continuing education standards required.
Geisinger offers Advanced Practitioners :
Domestic Partner Benefits
Paid malpractice insurance
Market competitive wages - constantly monitored
Generous Paid Time Off policy
Funding for CME and paid CME days
Relocation for qualified candidates
Health Care Benefits: including vision and dental
Interview expenses for qualified candidates
Recruiter Name BELINDA J. CURREY
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver.
** We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.