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PER DIEM - Nurse Anesthetist CRNA

Company Overview

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire.

Job Summary

Working in a care team model under the supervision and medically directed by an Anesthesiologist, the CRNA has the responsibility of providing the best possible care for our patients administering anesthesia and monitoring patients through their surgeries at an ambulatory surgery center.   Per Diem position - No call, no nights, no weekends.  Looking for Wednesday and Friday coverage.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Performs complete pre-anesthetic assessment to include:  pre-operative chart review, completes physical assessments of each patient, and discusses the surgery and recovery with the patient prior to the procedure
  2. Prepares operating room assembling all essential equipment in an orderly manner, checking anesthesia machine, supplies, medications and gases
  3. Prepares and administers the patient-specific amount of anesthesia needed for the procedure
  4. Maintains the patient’s anesthesia levels during surgery
  5. Properly monitors the patients, shows appropriate judgment in anticipation and recognition of problems, communicates information clearly, and asks for needed help in a timely fashion
  6. Smoothly facilitates induction and emergence from anesthesia and recognizes and manages common anesthetic problems
  7. Ensures proper anesthesia recovery for patients until patients are transferred to care units
  8. Accurately completes intraoperative and post-operative reports and other anesthesia data forms in support of proper patient care, quality improvement and compliance initiatives
  9. Demonstrates good judgment in emergency situation: provides resuscitative care when needed
  10. Communicates effectively with patients, families, providers, staff and others
  11. Maintains confidentiality at all times

Qualifications and Skills

  • Active State of Maine Nursing license or eligible for licensure
  • Successful completion of Nurse Anesthesia course at an accredited school.
  • Board certified as a Nurse Anesthetist by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
  • Clinical experience providing anesthesia care as a CRNA or recent student nurse anesthetist
  • Comprehensive understanding of all procedures and equipment used to administer anesthesia to various age groups.
  • Current certification in BLS, ACLS and PALS
  • Analytical ability to prepare/participate in the anesthesia plan.
  • Excellent attention to detail, sharp focus and concentration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff
  • Ability to remain calm under stressful conditions
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient computer skills with knowledge of electronic medical records
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally; 18-25 pounds frequently; 6-10 pounds continuously
  • Assist with lifting/transporting patients
  • High degree of motor control and coordination
  • Balance and gross motor function required for patient transfers
  • Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse
  • Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record keeping materials
  • Standing, walking, sitting for extended periods of time
  • Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood borne pathogens
  • Reaching, twisting, bending frequently

Benefits and Perks

  • Health Insurance (80% company paid)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401(k) Match and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits
  • Medical Reimbursement Plan
  • Dependent Care Plan
  • Generous HSA match
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