GastroIntestinal Associates, SC
  • 22-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Wausau, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Majority Time

Position Summary

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administers anesthetics and monitors the anesthetized patient during Endoscopic procedures. While working within the guidelines and scope of practice, the CRNA is an integral part of the GI Associates sedation care team and works collaboratively with the physician endoscopists, nurses, and patient care team.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provides all aspects of the sedation continuum (local, IVCS, MAC) as appropriate to provide each patient an optimal procedural experience.
  • Evaluates the patient pre-operatively by interviewing and examining the patient. Assesses data and selects appropriate anesthetic and administers anesthetics in accordance with clinical privileges delineated.
  • Monitors, interprets, and evaluates information derived from patient assessment and monitors intra-operatively and protects patients' life functions and vital organs. Communicates with physician related to planned anesthesia and changes in patient status.
  • Works daily as part of the procedural care team, adapting to each patient's sedation needs.
  • Prepares drugs and performs IV insertion, intubation, hemodynamic balance, and airway management in routine and acute medical situations.
  • Monitors the patient's post-operative care and performs evaluation of the patient.
  • Maintains detailed records of all medication administered, noting any unintended response.
  • Assures all needed supplies are present for anesthesia care.
  • Maintains accounting of controlled substances.
  • Participates in professional peer review process.
  • Evaluates anesthesia medications, equipment and patient care supplies for sedation use in the Endoscopy Center.
  • Communicates directly with Provider Team to ensure appropriateness of recommended sedation care.
  • Serves as Anesthesia Professional Liaison.
  • Works closely with the GIE Center Director and Medical Director to assure proper training for the GIE care team about sedation needs of GIE patients.
  • Assists with development of anesthesia protocols, policy development, and training as needed.
  • Attends nursing team meetings as needed.
  • Responsible for compliance with all state, federal, and regulatory requirements and/or guidelines, including but not limited to AAAHC Standards, Medicare and State specific regulations, OSHA, HIPAA, Federal Fraud and Abuse Laws.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education
    • Graduation from an accredited RN and Nurse Anesthesia program required.
  • Licensure/Certification
    • Certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) required.
    • Current RN and APNP Licensure with the State of Wisconsin required.
    • BLS and ACLS Certification required.
  • Experience
    • Minimum two years of experience as a CRNA required.

This is a Majority/Full-Time Position (.75- 1.0 FTE) working Monday-Friday, 3-4 days/week at our Wausau Location.

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