The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) is seeking a Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). This position reports jointly to the Clinical Lead CRNA and the Division Chief of Nurse Anesthesia (ChiefCRNA). Primary clinical responsibilities are (a) the administration of intravenous, inhalation and otheranesthetics to patients in an operating room and (b) observing the physiological condition of patients whileunder anesthesia. In conjunction with these primary responsibilities (a) evaluates each assigned patient'sphysical state and plans the course of anesthesia, (b) obtains, assembles,operates, and/ or monitorsanesthesia equipment and (c) ensures that all necessary supplies, drugs and anesthetic agents are available.
Collaborates and consults with attending anesthesiologist prior to start of case on plan for anesthesia care (general, regional, combined, local, and sedation techniques) when applicable
Anticipates key procedures and assures an anesthesia environment (e.g., supplies & equipment including anesthesia machine check, fluid warmers, blood, any "special") necessary to carry out anesthetic plan
Orders and administers pre-anesthetic medications and fluids
Selects, applies and inserts non-invasive and invasive monitoring devices
Selects and administers anesthesia, sedation, adjuncts and accessory drugs and fluids
Manages patient airway and pulmonary status
Demonstrates understanding of relevant clinical issues, recognizes priorities in clinical situations; aware of own limits; appropriate use of tests and procedures
Maintains effective communication with team (i.e., intraoperative personnel & Attending Anesthesiologist) including briefing and debriefing discussions
Facilitates emergence and recovery from anesthesia and transport to recovery area, providing thorough report to receiving unit in a timely manner
Post anesthesia Evaluation & Management:
Implements acute and chronic pain management
Performs and documents timely post anesthesia evaluation and discharges patient from recovery area when appropriate
Provides a complete report of patient's anesthetic course and any pertinent information necessary to accurately transfer care of the patient
Facilitates room turnover in a timely fashion (room, medicine and equipment prep, pre-op assessment)
Provides medical services according to the JHM Service Standards to include: Patient Relations, Self-Management, Teamwork, Communications, Ownership/Accountability, and Continuous
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Education- Complete the requirements for a degree or diploma from an education program innurse anesthesia approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. If the nurse anesthesia program was completed after January 1,, 2008, then the program must be at a master's degree or higher.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Highly developed clinical, interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate on a frequent basis with peers, colleagues, managers, supervisors, other health care professionals, patients and family members to exchange information and resolve conflict.
Medical Knowledge - Appropriate fund of knowledge, sufficient understanding of disease processes/drug effects and implications for anesthetic care
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Must be certified by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (or Recertification) or from another certifying body approved by the Board, or in the process of acquiring such certification. Current Maryland State RN and CRNA licensure required. Current CPR certificationrequired.AdvancedCardiac Life Support (ACLS) required. Must maintain current licensure and certifications for duration of employment. Completion of the credentialing process is requiredprior to start date.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time. Must be able to move throughout the hospital as needed for patient care.
Must be able to wear lead apron weighing up to 15.5 lbs. Ability to push and pull objects weighing 50 lbs. or more.
Ability move or transport objects weighing 50 lbs. or less. (e.g. transport monitors from ICU to OR, medical equipment from workroom to OR)
Ability to transfer patients between beds and stretchers. Ability to adjust and raise the head of a hospital bed.
Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
This is a Required Attendance position. In the event of unexpected university closings, the employee in this position is required to report and/or remain at work.
Classified Title: CRNA Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MI Starting Salary Range: Competitive; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: 40 hours/week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Department Name: Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at email@example.com. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.