Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Nursing, licensed as a RN in New York State, a minimum of one (1) year of RN experience in an acute care setting, and the successful completion of both an accredited nurse anesthesia educational program and the national certification examination required. Current CPR certification through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. Current ACLS and PALS certification through American Heart Association (AHA) is required.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Review with the responsible attending anesthesiologist the pre anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient. Develop and carry out an anesthetic plan under the direction of the anesthesiologist. Provide continuous vigilant observation of patients, correcting abnormal patient responses and seeking consultation where appropriate. Complete an accurate and timely anesthetic record for inclusion in the patient's chart. Ensure patient stability and safe transfer to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit or ICU. Manage emergency situations, including initiating and participating in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Take appropriate precautions to minimize risks of infection. Maintain confidentiality of patient information. Supervise Paramedic students occasionally. Participate in department quality assessment, as well as committee work assigned by the Chair of Anesthesiology. The CRNA will be working in multiple locations to include; Adult and Pediatric Operating Rooms at University Hospital, Cancer Center, and several one day surgery centers affiliated with the hospital.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.