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Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Duke Raleigh Hospital - PRN

Regular PRN (Per Diem) Raleigh, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 195170
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Duke Raleigh Hospital Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

We are seeking a Nurse Anesthetist for our Duke Raleigh Hospital location to care for our patients before, during and after a medical procedure or surgery to ensure they’re free from pain. The new Duke Raleigh South Pavilion OR suite, which opened in August 2021, offers large operating rooms and expanded recovery suites, which will allow practitioners to take advantage of the latest and greatest technologies in surgical services.

Flexible scheduling options include tracks to work 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts. 

The Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, is consistently rated among the best areas in the country to live. With its array of family-friendly activities, exceptional schools and universities, premier shopping, and Research Triangle Park’s high-tech research and development center, Raleigh/Durham has something for everyone.

We Invite You to Apply If;
You are compassionate, patient, and have top notch interpersonal skills

Your goal is to promote patient’s well-being through exceptional care.

You are collaborative and excited to be part of a care team.

Job Duties

  • Administer general anesthetics to render patients insensible to pain during surgical, obstetrical and other medical procedures; take necessary remedial action to aspirate secretions from throat larynx and trachea as required.
  • Determine, set up and prepare necessary drugs, supplies and equipment for the administration of anesthetics; assemble gas machine and test to insure proper functioning; ensure availability of proper type blood for emergency use.
  • Study patient records to determine probable effects of anesthetic on patient; monitor vital signs during course of procedure; take necessary action to ensure a near normal physiological status of the patient.
  • Prepare patients for anesthesia to include explaining procedures and positioning patient on operating room table; record condition of patient and type of anesthetic used on patient's chart.
  • Assist in moving patient from operating room to recovery area; check patient periodically and take remedial measures to alleviate unfavorable post anesthesia effects as required. Supervise and instruct student nurse anesthetists in the administration of general anesthetics; assist in evaluating clinical performance and progress; instruct residents, interns and allied health students in the procedures and techniques of anesthesiology.
  • Disassemble equipment and clean work area; report necessary equipment repairs and adjustments to proper personnel.
  • Maintain records of each anesthetic administered and prepare periodic reports related to activities. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a school of nurse anesthesia approved by the State Accrediting Agency and the Council on Accreditation of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is required.
  • Current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina and BLS are required.
  • Eligibility for certification by the AANA as a certified Nurse Anesthetist is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong patient assessment skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, customer service, adaptability, and change management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing PC applications

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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