The Associate Chief Nurse Anesthetist will work collaboratively with the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, the Executive Director, Danvers and Salem's Anesthesia leaders and report directly to the Chief Nurse Anesthetist to plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of the CRNA Staff. This role serves as the key Associate for the Chief Nurse Anesthetist in supporting the department's mission in clinical practice, research, education and managing the entire CRNA team across all sites, when needed, with primary responsibilities in supporting workforce needs such as scheduling, clinical practice, recruiting, orientation and career development. Also, as the Associate Chief Nurse Anesthetist for Salem and Danvers sites, this person will assist the Chief CRNA in overseeing the CRNA teams and act as a clinical point person for issues that affect CRNAs at those campuses, in collaboration with the Danvers Medical Director and Salem Dept of Anesthesia Chief.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads the CRNA scheduling and professional development in collaboration with the Danvers Medical Director and Salem Dept of Anesthesia Chief as it impacts site specific operations.
Leads CRNA recruitment for on-site needs as directed by the Chief CRNA, working closely with CRNA Program Manager.
Leads CRNA new hire orientation program onsite at Danvers and Salem, working closely with the Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Associate Chief CRNA team members and Danvers/Salem Physician leaders.
Collaborates with the CRNA Program Manager and Program Manager in Clinical Scheduling.
Assists the Chief CRNA with the career development of Danvers/NSMC CRNAs in concordance with the clinical, educational and research goals of the DACCPM.
Collaborate with the Associate Chief CRNA for Professional Development in promoting and supporting the CRNA development grant program.
Ensures that CRNA continuing education is maintained at each site and assigned appropriate priority within the Department of Anesthesia when necessary.
Works closely with the Associate Chief CRNAs in Clinical Operations and Professional Development to uphold departmental standards of CRNA workforce needs and clinical standards across all campuses.
Supports the Salem SRNA point-person in collaboration with the department's SRNA Clinical Coordinator.
Acts as the point person for CRNA activities at off campus sites, as a leader, resource person and an educator.
Participates on Committees and Teams, hospital wide and departmentally, related to the Department of Anesthesia, such as new initiatives, protocols or JCAHO preparations.
Ensures that the MGH DACCPM is seen as leading in the Nurse Anesthesia profession.
Meets weekly with the Chief Nurse Anesthetist and bi-monthly with CRNA leadership team
Manages and reviews CRNA case distribution within each site.
Provides staff CRNA feedback for the Chief CRNA for annual performance evaluations; prepares and delivers performance feedback as required.
Serves as acting Chief Nurse Anesthetist for any issues affecting our CRNA staff, when the Chief Nurse Anesthetist is absent.
Performs other duties as requested by the Chief Nurse Anesthetist
The Associate Chief Nurse Anesthetist will maintain a clinical practice within the Department of Anesthesia, focused on both sites, and as needed on the main campus.
The person in this role must demonstrate clinical proficiency as a CRNA as stated by MGH Standards and within the specialty's scope of practice. Under the medical direction of an MGH anesthesiologist, the Associate Chief CRNA in their clinical role may:
Obtain health and medical history, perform physical examination, and construct problem lists
Collect, record, and interpret patient data
Interpret studies performed/ordered
Communicate the need for consultation and referrals
Assess patients to determine need for physician attention
Provide direct patient care before, during, and after procedures requiring anesthesia
Make professional decisions for anesthesia care based upon a comprehensive health assessment
Maintain professional standards of health care before, during, and after an anesthetic
Prepare and evaluate the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs
Insert invasive monitoring lines required for patient care during anesthesia and interpret the data
Provide administration of general anesthesia, neuraxial anesthesia, regional anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care to appropriate patients
Assess, interpret and treat physiologic responses to anesthesia that include oxygenation, circulation, ventilation, temperature and metabolism
Provide postoperative analgesia for pain management
Obtain informed consent for the following anesthesia and related procedures:
Master's Degree in Nursing/Nurse Anesthesia (required)
Doctorate in Nursing/Nurse Anesthesia (preferred)
Clinical proficiency within the specialty of Anesthesia.
3 years, or more, of experience working as a CRNA (at least 1 year as an MGH CRNA).
Commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of anesthesia and operating room workflow.
Ability to serve as a consensus builder, enhancing teamwork and collaboration as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Will have a supervisory role within the scope of responsibilities, in relation to coordination at designated campus sites.
No direct CRNA management responsibility but will provide input and feedback to the Chief CRNA for annual performance evaluations, hire and corrective action decisions.
Serve as surrogate supervisor when necessary to all CRNAs within DACCPM (n=90-95) and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA) (n=1-6) education and supervision when in assigned area and/or campus site.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
The Operating Rooms, Procedure Rooms, Obstetrical Suite, Radiology, Electrophysiology and other locations where anesthesia personnel are required to be present to care for MGH patients.
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