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.
Pediatric Anesthesiology Assistant or CRNA opportunity in Jacksonville, Florida in partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Under the direction of an anesthesiologist, administers anesthesia to patients as a qualified member of the anesthesia care team. Case assignment and oversight of the overall evaluation of the patient will be determined by an anesthesiologist. The anesthetist shall demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide anesthesia care appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric and adolescent population; documents appropriately in the electronic medical record.
Incumbent will participate in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Process Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve patient care and, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Hospital, Anesthesia and Perioperative Services Department.
Adheres to standards of practice and code of conduct consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the Nemours Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Pain and Perioperative Medicine and of the Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Performs an individualized pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient to include review of consultations, history and physical, and relevant diagnostic studies; obtains informed consent for anesthesia; orders appropriate preoperative lab studies, NPO times and preoperative medications and fluids per protocol.
Under the direction of an anesthesiologist, develops an anesthetic plan based on the patient’s physiological response and implements plan in the presence of an anesthesiologist.
Applies appropriate noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient’s physical status throughout the perioperative experience.
Administers and continuously monitors the effects of anesthetic medications, fluids and ventilator support.
Facilitates emergence and recovery from anesthesia and provides handoff communication to receiving unit postoperatively (PACU, NICU, PICU, etc.)
Graduate from an accredited Anesthesiology Assistant Program accredited by the Anesthesiology Accreditation Review Council, Anesthesiology Assistant (ARC-AA) or Registered Nurse Anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program (COA) or its predecessor
Current Florida Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse or AA license
Current Certification from the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists or its predecessor or ARC-AA with biannual recertification required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
At least 1 year of previous experience
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 committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.