As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
As a member of the anesthesia care team, the CRNA will provide anesthesia care appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and occasional adult population. The CRNA will provide services as assigned in both operative and non-operative anesthesia locations at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Centers at Bryn Mawr, PA and Deptford, NJ; and the Christiana Care Health System Operating Room for NICU Surgical Cases. Provide anesthesia call coverage at the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children as needed.
In coordination with a staff anesthesiologist, safely administer anesthesia and patient care during the perioperative period, including:
perform a preanesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient, including requesting consultations and diagnostic studies; selecting, obtaining, ordering, and administering preanesthetic medications and fluids; and obtaining informed consent for anesthesia.
develop and implement an anesthetic plan.
initiate the appropriate anesthetic technique that may include general, regional, local and sedation.
select, apply and insert appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient’s physical status.
select, obtain, and administer the anesthetics, adjuvant and accessory drugs, and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic.
manage a patient’s airway and pulmonary status using current practice modalities.
facilitate emergence and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering, and administering medications, fluids, and ventilatory support.
Recognize and take appropriate action for abnormal or untoward patient responses during anesthesia care; respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
discharge the patient from the post-anesthesia care area and provide post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care as appropriate.
implement acute and chronic pain management modalities.
Competently use department and other surgical suite equipment and supplies.
Assist in coordination and maintenance of systems for storage, maintenance, and use of department equipment and supplies.
Appropriately document pertinent information on electronic and other patient records; maintain timely and accurate anesthetic records. When required to use written records, ensure that they are neat and legible.
Effectively communicate with patients, families, and colleagues and provide appropriate information in a timely fashion.
In collaboration with anesthesiologists, monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care.
Using Nemours Standards of Behavior, work collaboratively and respectfully with the surgical team and other operating room personnel and all organizational colleagues.
Teach and mentor all trainees that rotate through the Anesthesia Department.
Participate in research activities as requested or appropriate.
Attend and participate appropriately in department meetings and activities. All other duties as assigned, as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor. Maintain a continuing program of professional development.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Graduate of an approved program of nurse anesthesia accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
Pennsylvania Nursing license; New Jersey Nursing and APRN licenses;
Current BLS, PALS and ACLS certification
Set realistic goals; utilize time efficiently.
Accept responsibilities as directed; maintain a cooperative attitude in accomplishing work responsibilities and in interactions with colleagues.
Recognize present and future departmental needs and plan accordingly.
Demonstrate adaptability in meeting demands of new situations; accept change; maintain flexibility.
Present and maintain a professional image and manner.
Demonstrate commitment through involvement in activities that advance the goals and reputation of the department and hospital.
Promote positive, collegial work environment.
Prioritize patient care issues and act accordingly.
Demonstrate understanding of and adheres to environmental safety standards, ex. universal precautions, etc.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.