Mercy Medical Center Clinton CRNA (Cert Reg Nurse Anesthetist) PRN in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC401_95101 Mercy Anesthesia

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Position Purpose:

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 DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Job Code: 8500 Exempt/ 1317 Non-exempt

Reports To: Chief CRNA

Pay Grade: PG 85

Dept/Clinic: Mercy Anesthesia

FLSA: Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

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:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Ensures effective preoperative and postoperative evaluation of patients treated, including acute pain management, ordering and interpreting laboratory, pulmonary, vascular and cardiac studies.

3.

Must be available for in-house 24 hour-call rotation.

4.

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.

5.

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.

6.

Establishes and maintains an airway and ventilation utilizing mask, LMA and nasal/oral endotracheal intubation.

7.

Maintains ongoing competent skills/performance level and documentation of qualifications to meet unit(s) specific standards.

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Provides concurrent, accurate, and legible documentation on the medical record consistent with hospital policies.

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Assesses and monitors functioning of all equipment.

10.

Adheres to appropriate surgical dress code and aseptic technique.

11.

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.

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Participates and promotes the team concept approach in the provision of care.

13.

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.

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Actively participates in intradepartmental meetings, committees and in services.

15.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

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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.

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Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

18.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

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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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

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.

COMMITMENT

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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. Basic Life Support Certification (BCLS) and 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. This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. 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 about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 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 is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.