Job Description

Job Title: CRNA, UPMC Altoona
Job ID: 170001FX
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Rotate Shifts, On-Call Expexted
Shift: Day Job
Department: Anesthesiology Altoona
Location: , Altoona PA


If you are a CRNA who enjoys an upbeat environment, then consider a career with us.

University of Pittsburgh Physicians, UPMC Altoona Anesthesia is hiring a full-time CRNA to support our service. The successful candidate will support rotating shifts and days.

Provides anesthesia services to all areas of the hospital in accordance with standards set forth by the Department's Policies and Procedures and approved by the Medical Board of the hospital. Each CRNA is accountable to function under the supervision of an Anesthesiologist.

• Assumes responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and /or continuing education programs. a. Attends inservice programs, outside conferences, courses and programs. b. Attends patient centered conferences. c. Shows evidence of independent study by reviewing current nursing literature and sharing information at a minimum of one unit-bases meeting a year. d. Obtains a minimum of 40 CEU per 2 years (IU = 1hr.) e. Shares information obtained through educational programs at unit meetings and/or scheduled inservices with peers.
• Complies with the organization's established policies. a. Complies with established Human Resources policies. b. Complies with established Nursing Service policies. c. Complies with the established chain of command for work-related problems and/or suggestions. d. Prevents and/or minimizes risk from disasters, fires, environmental hazards, electrical hazards, and infection. e. Utilizes unit communication system such as staff meeting, memos, bulletins, minutes, and/or communication books to obtain current information.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the problem solving process in the identification and resolution of patient care problems a. Anticipates and identifies problems and concerns. b. Generates effective solutions. c. Refers problems when they are beyond their scope of authority or ability utilizing the accepted chain of command.
• Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to assure assessment, treatment and care is appropriate to the age of the patients served. a. Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patient's needs. b. Demonstrates knowledge of growth and development, and the ability to appropriately utilize that knowledge in providing care for individual patients and identify the special anesthetic needs of children and elderly. c. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment needed and the ability to provide that care for individual patients.
• Documents anesthesia care in accordance with department/hospital policies a. Documents the preanesthetic evaluation and informed consent for anesthesia. b. Documents, as part of the medical record, all aspects of anesthesia related care in a thorough and timely fashion. c. Documents intra-operative consultation with anesthesiologist and surgeon. d. Documents any relief anesthetic care provided and name of care giver.
• Essential Functions continued: e. Provides appropriate perianesthetic invasive and non-invasive monitoring utilizing current standards and techniques and responding to abnormal findings with corrective action. f. Recognizes and treats cardiac dysrhythmias through the use of perianesthetic electrocardiogram monitoring. g. Recognizes abnormal patient response during anesthesia, selecting and implementing corrective action and requesting consultation whenever necessary. h. Manages the patient's fluid, blood electrolyte and acid-base balance. i. Evaluates patient response during emergence from anesthesia and institutes pharmacological or supportive treatment to insure the adequacy of patient recovery from anesthesia and adjuvant drugs. j. Provides anesthesia care consistent with infection control and anesthetic safety principles in order to prevent the spread of disease and prevent harm to the patient, the anesthetist and other in the anesthetizing environment.


Education and Training:

Graduate of approved School of Nursing.
Graduate of approved Program of Nurse Anesthesia.

License Certification & Registration:

Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse License.

Current NBCRNA Certification.


Anesthesia experience preferred Graduate Nurse Anesthetists:

Must receive certification within 3 months of graduation from an approved program of Nurse Anesthesia.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $1 to $2

Union Position: No

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