Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Anesthesiology

Recruitment Number: 13147
Reports To: Principal Nurse Anesthetist
Working Title: Senior or Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem
Cost Center: IR7450
Bargaining Unit: NX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Job Code: 009121
Job Location: UCI Medical Center - Orange
Percent of Time: 43%
Work Schedule: Variable shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays
Appointment: Per Diem

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, perform safe anesthesia care, consisting of the following: preoperative assessment, writing of appropriate pre-op orders as specified by approved standard procedure, administration of all types of anesthetic and techniques, patient monitoring intra-operatively, provides for safe intra-op course and emergence and assists as necessary in post-operative care.

Compensation Range:
Salary: This position is being recruited for either a Senior or Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem classification; salary will be determined based on experience; candidates with less than 2 years of experience will be hired at the Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem classification with an hourly rate of $128.36. Candidates exceeding two years of experiences will be hired at the Senior Nurse Anesthetist, Per Diem classification with an hourly rate of $140.66.

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Knowledge of current nursing, anesthesia and critical care techniques as evidenced by the following:
a. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
b. Graduation from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia.
c. Valid California Registered Nurse license, or eligible.
d. Valid California Nurse Anesthetist license, or eligible.
e. Current certification/re-certification by the Councils of the NBCRNA..
f. Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification by the American Heart Association.

Skill in performing pre-operative assessment of surgical patients, including:
a. Identification of pre-existing disease entities and their potential impact upon anesthesia care and plan through documentation of past medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, ECG and chest X-ray.
b. Understanding interactions of pre-operative drug therapy with proposed anesthetic plan and agents for all age groups.
c. Identification of abnormalities on physical examination which pose potential problems in anesthesia management.
d. Understanding the medical indications for delay of elective surgery and for pre-operative specialty consultation.
Ability to explain the proposed anesthetic technique, alternatives, risks and problems, thus obtaining proper documented legal informed consent prior to the administration of anesthesia.
Ability to properly and completely document significant information to form an anesthesia record of pre-operative, intra-operative and post- operative events.
Skill in determining patient need and indication for various monitoring modalities, including arterial lines and Swan Ganz pulmonary artery catheters.
Ability to safely insert venous and arterial monitoring lines and devices under medical direction of anesthesiologist.
Skill in identifying adverse effects of all anesthesia techniques and in initiating emergency treatment while informing the attending anesthesiologist responsible for the anesthesia care of the patient.
Knowledge of cardiac, respiratory, neuro, endocrine and renal physiology as these relate to intra-operative events and management.
Skill at recognizing airway abnormalities and the associated anesthesia implications.
Skill in airway management techniques, including safe insertion of nasal and oral airways and performance of laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation for establishment and maintenance of surgical procedure.
Skill in identifying the required safe level of insensibility or narcosis for each individual patient and surgical procedure.
Ability to recognize return of consciousness and reflexes signaling safe emergence from anesthesia, transport of patient to recovery room and informed report to qualified medical personnel who will assume care of the patient.
Ability to recognize post-operative complications of anesthesia, initiate emergency treatment when indicated as directed by the attending anesthesiologist, and document appropriately.
Ability to assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other emergency situations by recognizing cardiac arrest and shock, initiating CPR, airway management techniques and insertion of monitoring lines under the direction of an anesthesiologist.
Ability to perform selected educational supervisory and administrative tasks, including supervision of student anesthetists when assigned, and assessment of orientation and progress.

Knowledge of pharmacology, dosage, side effects and contraindications of all drugs currently employed in anesthesia practice at UCI.
Skill in performing all techniques of monitored, regional and general anesthesia commonly employed at UCI for all age categories.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/10/2033
Work Type: Full Time