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29 Apr 2022

Full-Time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Planned Parenthood of St. Louis and Southwest Missouri – Posted by Fairview Heights, Illinois, United States

Job Description

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist functions as a member of the staff team, providing sedation services to those patients who qualify in accordance with RHS of PPSLR protocols, and procedures according to the RHS of PPSLR Medical Standards and Guidelines and under the direction of the Program Director of Analgesia and Sedation. May include evenings and weekends. May require travel.
•        Understand, commit to, and practice a market and customer-oriented approach to health care delivery.
•        Provide comprehensive pre-anesthetic assessment to all relevant patients consistent with the intended procedure.
•        Participate in the counting and logging of all controlled substances consistent with RHS of PPSLR Scheduled Drugs Policy.
•        Prepare drugs for administration at the beginning of each clinic session.  Ensure that all syringes are properly labeled and that all vials are properly stored throughout the day. Ensure that each procedure room is stocked with necessary sedation-related supplies at the beginning of each day.
•        Place or supervise the placement of intravenous catheters for patients who desire sedation services.
•        Provide Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) in accordance with RHS of PPSLR’s Medical Standards and Guidelines.
•        Take personal responsibility to remain informed, current, and willing to follow medical policies of the RHS of PPSLR Medical Standards and Guidelines concerning sedation as well as all other relevant protocols, policies, and procedures.
•        Work together with the provider of the day to provide post-anesthesia care.
•        Respond to needs of the clinical team as requested by the CMO, Medical Director or the Regional Director of Health Care Operations including, but not limited to:  Maintaining medical records, Maintaining an efficient and clean medical facility
•        Participate in staff training as needed, and provide regular feedback to the Program Director of Analgesia and Sedation.
•        Other duties as assigned.
•        Through these activities, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to RHS of PPSLR core values of access, activism, care, confidentiality, diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, self-determination, and stewardship; practice these values in relations with internal and external customers.
•        Maintains current licensures as a registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurse in the state of Illinois. Has completed additional training and holds current certification to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the state of Illinois. Ensure licensures and certifications remain active and are renewed when due as a condition of employment.
•        Must have active BLS and ACLS certification at all times throughout employment.
•        Previous work experience in the provision of sedation in an outpatient clinical setting preferred.
•        Commitment to the efficient and customer-oriented provision of services, as well as commitment to the operating goals of RHS of PPSLR.
•        Willingness to participate in a team approach to health care delivery.
•        Bilingual skills a plus, particularly Spanish and/or Bosnian
•        Documents in legible, accurate English all interactions with clients in corresponding medical records.
•        Reports any unusual circumstances to health center coordinator and follows procedure as outlined in manual, memos, and other PPSLRSWMO documents.
•        Records accurately, if assigned, all lab results and findings in logbooks and/or computer.
•        Follows the most recent PPFA/PPSLRSWMO/RHS medical standards and guidelines and ensures client is aware of individual follow up plan for medical service.
•        Audits medical records for compliance with PPFA and PPSLRSWMO/RHS medical standards and guidelines.
•        Cognizant and compliant with policies and procedures as outlined in PPSLRSWMO Medical Policy and Procedure Manual and in the PPFA manuals.
•        Protects PPSLRSWMO/RHS and its assets from liability.
•        Protects confidentiality of PPSLRSWMO/RHS clients, staff, volunteers, donors, Board, and all other areas of operation.
•        Follows HIPAA privacy and security guidelines.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the physician to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the physician is regularly required to talk or hear. The physician is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The physician is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The physician must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Depending on the type of induced abortion care being provided, physicians will need excellent manual dexterity in both hands with sufficient strength and endurance to care for up to 30 patients in a single day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the physician encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the physician is occasionally exposed to body fluids, infectious materials/waste, products of conception; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reproductive Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region maintains a strict policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, economic background, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital or relationship status, military service or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Reproductive Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region acknowledges and owns our past and present, therefore we seek to look inward into how white supremacy continues to show up in our organization. We have a responsibility to create a place of equity and of inclusion and we commit to dismantling racism and moving the needle to a more equitable workplace.
RHS of PPSLR is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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