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.
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
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
Prepares operating room assembling all essential equipment in an orderly manner, checking anesthesia machine, supplies, medications and gases
Prepares and administers the patient-specific amount of anesthesia needed for the procedure
Maintains the patient’s anesthesia levels during surgery
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
Smoothly facilitates induction and emergence from anesthesia and recognizes and manages common anesthetic problems
Ensures proper anesthesia recovery for patients until patients are transferred to care units
Accurately completes intraoperative and post-operative reports and other anesthesia data forms in support of proper patient care, quality improvement and compliance initiatives
Demonstrates good judgment in emergency situation: provides resuscitative care when needed
Communicates effectively with patients, families, providers, staff and others
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