Senior or Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem - 4627
Company: University of California - Irvine
Posted on: May 16, 2020
Recruitment Number: 4627
Working Title: Senior or Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem
Cost Center: IR7450
Bargaining Unit: NX
Job Code: 009121
Job Location: UCI Medical Center Orange
Percent of Time: 43%
Work Schedule: Variable shifts including evenings, nights,
Appointment: Per Diem
Under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, perform safe
anesthesia care, consisting of the following: preoperative
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.
Salary: This position is being recruited for either a Senior or
Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem classification; salary will be
determined based on experience; candidates with less than 2 years
of experience will be hired at the Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem
classification with an hourly rate of $124.62. Candidates exceeding
two years of experiences will be hired at the Senior Nurse
Anesthetist, Per Diem classification with an hourly rate of
Knowledge of current nursing, anesthesia and critical care
techniques as evidenced by the following:
a. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
b. Graduation from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia.
c. Valid California Registered Nurse license, or eligible.
d. Valid California Nurse Anesthetist license, or eligible.
e. Current certification/re-certification by the Councils of the
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
f. Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification by the
American Heart Association.
Skill in performing pre-operative assessment of surgical patients,
a. 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.
b. Understanding interactions of pre-operative drug therapy with
proposed anesthetic plan and agents for all age groups.
c. Identification of abnormalities on physical examination which
pose potential problems in anesthesia management.
d. 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
post- operative 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
Knowledge of cardiac, respiratory, neuro, endocrine and renal
physiology as these relate to intra-operative events and
Skill at recognizing airway abnormalities and the associated
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
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.
Knowledge of pharmacology, dosage, side effects and
contraindications of all drugs currently employed in anesthesia
practice at UCI.
Skill in performing all techniques of monitored, regional and
general anesthesia commonly employed at UCI for all age
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,
contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Crawl: Not Applicable
Climb: Not Applicable
Handle Objects: Frequently
Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally
Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently
Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally
Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Occasionally
Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable
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: Occasionally
Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable
Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable
Temperature Variations: Occasionally
Gas System: Not Applicable
California RN and Nurse Anesthetist License
Variable Shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays.
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
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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