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Senior or Nurse Anesthetist

Company: University of California- Irvine Medical Centers
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Updated: Jan 14, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Recruitment Number: 4373

Reports To:

Working Title: Senior or Nurse Anesthetist

Cost Center: IR7450

Bargaining Unit: NX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Code: 007865

Job Location: UCI Medical Center - Orange

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: Variable shifts, including evenings, nights and holidays

Appointment: Career

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, perform safe anesthesia care, consisting of the following: pre- operative assessment, writing of appropriate pre-op orders as specified by approved standard procedure, administration of all types of anesthetic and techniques, patient monitoring intra-operatively, provides for safe intra-op course and emergence and assists as necessary in post-operative care.

Compensation Range:

$93.88- $128.90
*Note this position is being recruited for at either the Senior or Nurse Anesthetist classification; salary will be determined based on experience; candidates with less than 2 year of experience will be hired at the Nurse Anesthetist classification.

Department Website:


Senior level requires two years of experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.

Knowledge of current nursing, anesthesia and critical care techniques as evidenced by the following:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Graduation from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia.

Valid California Registered Nurse license, or eligible.

Valid California Nurse Anesthetist license, or eligible.

Current certification by National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).

Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification by the American Heart Association.

Valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification by American Heart Association.

Skill in performing pre-operative assessment of surgical patients, including:

Identification of pre-existing disease entities and their potential impact upon anesthesia care and plan through documentation of past medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, ECG and chest X-ray

Understanding interactions of pre-operative drug therapy with proposed anesthetic plan and agents for all age groups

Identification of abnormalities on physical examination which pose potential problems in anesthesia management

Understanding the medical indications for delay of elective surgery and for pre-operative specialty consultation

Ability to explain the proposed anesthetic technique, alternatives, risks and problems, thus obtaining proper documented legal informed consent prior to the administration of anesthesia

Ability to properly and completely document significant information to form an anesthesia record of pre-operative, intra-operative and postoperative events

Skill in determining patient need and indication for various monitoring modalities, including arterial lines and Swan Ganz pulmonary artery catheters

Ability to safely insert venous and arterial monitoring lines and devices under medical direction of anesthesiologist

Skill in identifying adverse effects of all anesthesia techniques and in initiating emergency treatment while informing the attending anesthesiologist responsible for the anesthesia care of the patient

Knowledge of cardiac, respiratory, neuro, endocrine and renal physiology as these relate to intra-operative events and management

Skill at recognizing airway abnormalities and the associated anesthesia implications

Skill in airway management techniques, including safe insertion of nasal and oral airways and

performance of laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation for establishment and maintenance of surgical procedure

Skill in identifying the required safe level of insensibility or narcosis for each individual patient and surgical procedure

Ability to recognize return of consciousness and reflexes signaling safe emergence from anesthesia, transport of patient to recovery room and informed report to qualified medical personnel who will assume care of the patient

Ability to recognize post-operative complications of anesthesia, initiate emergency treatment when

indicated as directed by the attending anesthesiologist, and document appropriately

Ability to assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other emergency situations by recognizing cardiac arrest and shock, initiating CPR, airway management techniques and insertion of monitoring lines under the direction of an anesthesiologist

Ability to perform selected educational supervisory and administrative tasks, including supervision of student anesthetists when assigned, and assessment of orientation and progress

Skill in performing all techniques of monitored, regional and general anesthesia commonly employed at UCI for all age categories


Knowledge of pharmacology, dosage, side effects and contraindications of all drugs currently employed in anesthesia practice at UCI

Physical Requirements:

Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions.

In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

Bend: Constantly

Squat: Not Applicable

Crawl: Not Applicable

Climb: Not Applicable

Kneel: Occasionally

Handle Objects: Occasionally

Push/Pull: Occasionally

Reach above Shoulder Level: Occasionally

Sit: Occasionally

Stand: Constantly

Walk: Frequently

Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently

Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally

Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable

Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable

Read/Comprehend: Frequently

Write: Frequently

Perform Calculations: Frequently

Communicate Orally: Frequently

Reason and Analyze: Frequently

Chemical/Biological Agent: Frequently

Construction Activities: Occasionally

Contact with Water/Liquids: Frequently

Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable

Confined Spaces: Not Applicable

Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable

Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable

Temperature Variations: Occasionally

Gas System: Not Applicable

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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