Graduate from School of Nursing and School of Nurse Anesthesia
Current North Carolina Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, Recognition as an Advanced Practice RN by the NC Board of Nursing.
Certification/Recertification as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NCBRNA).
AHA Health Care Provider BLS (CPR)
PALs or NPR per campus recommendation
If driving Cone Health vehicle, must have 5 years of driving experience and MVR must be approved by Risk Management.
Administer anesthesia services to patients of all ages and physical conditions for a variety of surgical and medically related procedures.
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES:
Completes a pre-anesthetic assessment and formulates anesthesia management plan. Consistently completes a pre-anesthetic assessment. Collects, reviews, and evaluates all data pertinent to the patient's medical and surgical history, with consideration of the planned procedure. Thoroughly documents the assessment data and anesthetic plan. Collaborates with the care team to formulate an anesthetic plan. Ensures completion of the Patient Safety Checklist by initiating the complete items. 20 %
Completes all required documentation. Consistently completes all required documentation; the Surgical Safety Checklist, the pre-operative assessment, the intra-operative anesthetic record, and the transfer-of care note. Accurately completes anesthesia charges. Consistently labels medication in accordance with accepted standards. Accurately accounts for controlled substances. Independently completes incident reporting in the computerized Safety Portal. 15 %
Demonstrates personal accountability and effective conflict resolution/negotiation skills. Demonstrates appropriate use of universal precautions and use of personal protective equipment. Maintains safe environment and responds appropriately to emergencies and safety hazards. Promotes positive, supportive, and professional work environment free of disruptive behavior. Practices, in all professional relationships, with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual. Follows Chain of Command for assistance with issues related to unresolved/problem-solving and/or conflict resolution. Provides, seeks and receives constructive feedback. Provides peer to peer feedback and seeks mediation as necessary. Facilitates building and preserving collaborative and respectful relationships. 10 %
Demonstrates use of all supplies and equipment. Anesthetic supplies and equipment are always inspected and prepared with patient safety as a priority. Consistently anticipates and utilizes the appropriate equipment and supplies for individual patient needs. Demonstrates knowledge of the location, use, handling, cleaning, and maintenance of all equipment and supplies. Rarely needs help with technical aspects of equipment. 15 %
Implements and evaluates anesthetic plan. Prepares and administers medications and fluids in accordance with accepted standards of safe practice. Maintains constant vigilance with ongoing assessment of airway, depth of anesthesia, fluids status, and physiologic response to anesthesia. Communicates any change in patient status appropriately with the care team. Organizes and prioritizes actions efficiently and effectively. Accurately reports essential information upon transfer of care. 30 %
Maintains knowledge base for population served. Proactively enhances knowledge base for the anesthetic care of all patient populations served. Maintains certification as appropriate. 10 %
iCARE - COMMITMENTS TO CARE:
I will be open to innovation and creativity.
I will listen to understand.
I will bring ideas for solutions and be open to alternative ideas.
I will be open to constructive feedback.
I will not engage or listen to negativity or gossip.
I will be positive when speaking about Cone Health, my department, and my coworkers.
I will be approachable.
I will focus on behaviors, not the person, during conflict.
I will do what I say when I say I will.
I will “clean it up” when I can’t keep my word.
I will honormy work agreement.
I will be “on the court” instead of “in the stands.”
I will follow up in a timely manner on commitments and requests.
I will apologize when someone experiences less than excellent service.
I will take responsibility for my actions, decisions and performance.
I will protect patient safety (best practices: ex – hand hygiene).
I will collaborate and seek other people’s input.
I will demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect with my tone of voice and body language.
I will speak positively about Cone Health – managing up coworkers, physicians, departments, patients and visitors.
I will ask the person directly involved when I don’t know.
I will include diverse skills, abilities, strengths, and backgrounds to create better outcomes.
I will care for myself while also respecting others.
I will offer solutions when problems are identified.
I will share my input for decisions by participating in forums such as shared governance, town halls, employee engagement survey, brown bag discussions, employee councils, staff meetings, or directly with my manager.
I will take charge and do the right thing at the right time.
I will make decisions keeping a balance of service, quality, and cost in mind.
I will demonstrate Cone Health values.
I will seek opportunities to celebrate and have fun.
I will recognize good work.
I have seen and reviewed the job description in its completed form and understand that I will be required to perform all functions listed if hired for this position. I recognize that, if hired, it is my responsibility to notify my manager as soon as possible if I am unable to perform any of the functions of my position for any reason. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!
Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on.
Extraordinary patient care is about being 'high-touch' as well as 'high-tech'. Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community!
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Graduation from School of Nurse Anesthesia
Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or; 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or; greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Respirator Fit Testing: Required
Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding actions needed
Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume sounds
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)