UT Health Nurse Anesthetist-(Anesthesiology-HCHD) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Advanced Care Providers
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 2100028E
Provides professional nursing service by administering anesthesia to surgical patients. Provide anesthetic care in an Anesthesia Care Team model to patients undergoing surgical, obstetric and medical procedures at an academic hospital which is a Harris Health facility.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Prepares and administers anesthetic agents to patients in order to desensitize them to permit the performance of medical or surgical procedures.
Performs thorough pre-anesthesia evaluation of the patient in order to ascertain physiological and psychological factors which influence the selection of anesthetic agent and the formulation of the plan of anesthetic management. Develop anesthesia plan accordingly and obtain anesthesia consent.
Administer anesthesia in accordance with clinical privileges, including, induction, maintenance, emergence and immediate-post operative care. Safe care of patients in outside locations and in the OB suites.
Monitors the patient in the operating room in order to maintain the patients in a homeostatic condition and to assure that unnecessary injuries are not inflicted on the patient.
Place, maintain, and monitor arterial lines, central lines, and epidural catheters.
Records anesthetic information on the anesthesia chart to provide a permanent record necessary for the care of the patient, to provide material for teaching, for study, and to establish a medical-legal record.
Work in an academic environment which involves teaching airway management to a variety of learners and directly supervising and evaluating SRNAs.
Respond to emergency situations and provide airway management, administration of drugs and ACLS techniques.
Comply with HIPPA regulations and Safe Day LBJ policies.
Performs other duties as assigned
Current Texas Licensure as a Registered Nurse
Current Texas Licensure as APRN
Current American Association of Nurse Anesthetist certification (AANA)
BLS, ACLS and/or other specialty certification as required by department
The incumbent must meet 2 of 6 established requirements:
Experienced in a major medical center or a major trauma receiving hospital.
Skilled in administration of varied regional anesthesia techniques, i.e., spinal, epidurals, brachial plexus blocks.
Skilled in the placement of arterial lines, CVP, and PA lines, and is capable in the use and interpretation of varied pressure monitoring and lab values.
Active pursuit of continuing education credits.
Experienced in academics, i.e., has worked with nurse anesthesia students, residents, and medical students.
Experienced as an R.N. in the critical and acute care areas; is familiar with the use and interpretation of EKG, arterial, central venous and pulmonary artery pressure monitoring; is skilled in respiratory management and blood gas analysis based on therapeutic knowledge.
Masters in Nurse Anesthesia
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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