Vanderbilt University Medical Center CRNA-Adult Cardiothoracic (Part-Time-20 hrs/week) in Nashville, Tennessee

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Vanderbilt Health, Department of Anesthesia is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) CRNA for the Adult Cardiothoracic anesthesiology division. You can have flexible scheduling with mostly day coverage; occasional evening and on-call requirements are shared among the team.

As a CRNA, you will administer general, regional and monitored anesthesia care for scheduled and emergency surgical and obstetrical procedures and perform anesthesia-related procedures at the discretion of and under the supervision of an attending anesthesiologist. Additionally, you will evaluate patients preoperatively and, in consultation with the attending anesthesiologist, formulate and carry out an anesthesia care plan including monitoring and recording patient reaction to anesthesia and modifying the anesthetic plan accordingly. Safely transport patients to and from an anesthetizing location and ensures appropriate care during the postoperative period. Supervise, instruct, and provide feedback to student nurse anesthetists to ensure patient safety. Finally, be an effective team member and interact with staff and patients in a way that shows respect and consideration for the individual and those around you.

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The Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology embraces the anesthesia care team approach to patient care, involving anesthesiologists and residents, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) and anesthesia technicians. The more than 115 CRNAs at Vanderbilt provide anesthesia for all types of surgical procedures, including cardiac, pediatrics, vascular, trauma, neurosurgery, plastics, radiologic, and special procedures. CRNAs administer general, regional and monitored anesthesia care for scheduled and emergency surgical, obstetric, and diagnostic procedures.

Vanderbilt is a clinical affiliate of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) in Madison, Tennessee, which is the second largest nurse anesthesia program in the country. Vanderbilt is also a clinical affiliate for the Union University Nurse Anesthesia program in Jackson, Tennessee. Student nurse anesthetists assist in approximately 7,000 anesthetics per year while on Vanderbilt rotations.

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Essential Elements:

  • Graduate of an accredited/approved CRNA - Master’s program

  • New Graduates accepted during final semester

  • Two or more years of CRNA experience preferred

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • CRNA certification, TN licensure

  • Registered Nurse Required

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Within 3 months

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Within 3 months

Job CRNA

Organization: Anesthesiology 104300

Title: CRNA-Adult Cardiothoracic (Part-Time-20 hrs/week)

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Arts

Requisition ID: 1809543

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