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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA EA66 - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - ART Anesthesia - Temporary in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 0600-1930 (three 13 hour shifts)

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose : Provide perioperative management of patients where anesthesia services are indicated. Duties involved in providing this care include pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative evaluation of patients requiring anesthetized surgical and non-surgical procedures. The CRNA administers appropriate anesthetics in consultation with the attending anesthesiologist in a manner consistent with standards of practice. In addition, the CRNA is thoroughly familiar with the use of anesthesia machines and related equipment, assist in transport of patients, maintains adequate patient records, participates in the teaching activities of the department, participates in a variety of continuing education programs, and demonstrates a high level of professionalism in the performanc e of the duties of a CRNA Practitioner. Also, provides resuscitative care as indicated

Minimum Training and Education:

Must be a registered nurse with current license to practice and official recognition as a APRN in the State of South Carolina, a graduate of a Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs approved program, and certified by the National Board for Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthesia. Insurable by the medical malpractice insurer of MUSC for the required limits. Must demonstrate current competency in the clinical privileges extended. Must be proficient in the operation of anesthesia equipment. Current knowledge in anesthesia practice. Must exhibit basic knowledge of safety in a health care facility. Knowledge and practice of universal precautions in patient contact is required. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with surgeons, residents, anesthesia personnel, and nursing staff. Guidelines for the practice are described in the departmental policy and procedure book. CRNAs practice under the clinical supervision of the anesthesiologist and administrative supervision of the CRNA manager. Exposed to biological hazards such as blood and body fluids, anesthetic wast gasses, medications, and chemical involved in cleaning and the sterilization process. Visual and hearing acuity required to be corrected to normal. Must possess good hand-eye coordination. CRNA, ACLS, BLS. (The minimum education requirement for those hired after March 1, 2019 is a master’s degree or higher, with the concentration in Nurse Anesthesia.)

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Must be recognized as an APRN, or eligible, with current license to practice, or eligible to obtain practice in the state of South Carolina. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required, a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA), BLS for Healthcare Providers. Minimum education requirement for those hired after March 1, 2019 is a master’s degree or higher, with the concentration in Nurse Anesthesia.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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