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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Charleston

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Job Description Summary

Prepares prescribed solutions and administers anesthetic following specified methods and procedures. Informs physician of patients condition during anesthesia. Performs pre- and post-anesthesia patient visits and documents anesthesia notes on patient records.


Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

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CC000377 CHS - CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) (Main)

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Job Description

We have 4 main sites in our downtown location. Please review the unit descriptions for each to decide which site you would be interested in applying to:

  • The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Childrens Hospital is a pediatric level-one academic trauma center in Charleston, SC. There are eight operating suites and two cardiac cath labs on level 3. The second-floor procedure area includes two endoscopy suites, two minor procedure rooms and in development is an interventional radiology suite. Other non-operating room sites covered include CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology and a heme-oncology procedure room. Coverage includes all pediatric surgical specialties including cardiovascular, trauma, oncology, transplant, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ENT, GU-GYN, ophthalmology, general surgery, dental and plastics.

  • The University Hospital operating area is the central receiving unit within a level-one, academic trauma center. There are 21- OR suites which cover all surgical specialties, to include Trauma, Transplant, Ortho, Neuro, ENT, GU-GYN, Robotics and Burns. interventional radiology suite. Other non-operating room sites covered include CT, MRI, Bronch, Neuro-angio and interventional radiology. There is a practice group of about 42 CRNAs in this group. Most work 3 shifts of 13.5 hours per week. There are 24-hour shift staff which cover most nights, and a limited number of 10 hours shifts. Self-scheduling with a volunteer basis for weekends, holidays, and night coverage.

  • The MUSC Ashley River Towers hospital is an adult care centered academic facility in Charleston, SC. We have 10 operating rooms as well as a robust NORA practice including 7 endoscopy procedural areas and 6 Heart and Vascular and interventional radiology suites. OR coverage for the CRNA practice includes surgical oncology, colorectal, bariatrics, plastics, and occasional vascular/thoracic.

  • Rutledge Tower Ambulatory Surgery consists of 9 OR's for adult outpatient and inpatient populations. Ambulatory Service Groupings are ENT, Oral Surgery, Adult Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Gynecology, Urology, Pain Management, Orthopedics, Surgical Oncology, Endocrine and Colorectal.

Additional Job Description

Hours per week: 40

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: $25k sign-on bonus available for external candidates with 2-year commitment.

Provide anesthesia care to a wide variety of patients from pre-term neonates to geriatrics. Administers appropriate anesthetics in consultation with the attending anesthesiologist in a manner consistent with standards of practice. Familiar with the use of anesthesia machines and related equipment, assist in transport of patients, maintain adequate patient records, participate in the teaching activities of the department, participate in a variety of continuing education program, and demonstrate a high level of professionalism in the performance of duties. Provide resuscitative care as indicated.

Minimum Training and Education: Must be a graduate of Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs approved programs of anesthesia, and certified, or recertified by the National Board on Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists, and insurable by the medical malpractice insurer of MUSC for the required limits. The minimum education requirement for those hired after March 1, 2019 is a master’s degree, or higher, with the concentration in Nurse Anesthesia. Must demonstrate current competency in the clinical privileges extended. Must be proficient in the operation of anesthesia equipment. Current knowledge in anesthesia practice. Must exhibit basic knowledge of safety in a health care facility. Knowledge and practice of universal precautions in patient contact is required. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with surgeons, residents, anesthesia personnel, and nursing staff. Guidelines for practice are described in the departmental policy and procedure book. CRNAs practice under the clinical supervision of the anesthesiologist and the administrative supervision of the CRNA manager.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Must be recognized as an APRN, or eligible, with current license to practice, or eligible to obtain practice in the state of South Carolina. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) is required, a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA), BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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