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Categories: Clinical Practice

Position Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 6/26/2017

Company: University of Illinois at Chicago

Location: IL


Great opportunity for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) to be part of our growing anesthesia team! We are a group of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing our community. It is a place where you will be valued, your knowledge tapped, and your abilities challenged. A collegial environment offering autonomy with a commitment to quality. We are an equal opportunity campus where diversity is sought and celebrated with exceptional perks such as domestic partner benefits. This is truly a lifestyle position with no call or holidays, negotiable scheduling, 27 days of vacation annually and a separate bank of sick days. New grads are welcome to apply. Generous starting salary and step program for years of experience. If you are looking for more than just a job, come join us.

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers excellent benefits including paid malpractice insurance and a very generous tuition reduction plan for staff and their children. Many other benefits are also attractively designed –

Provide optimal anesthesia experience for patients as a member of the anesthesia care team.

Specific duties include:

•Perform pre-anesthetic screenings, including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and document results. Assess patients' medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
•Develop anesthesia care plans.
•Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications, anesthetics, drugs, fluids or blood products as necessary.
•Prepare prescribed solutions and administer local, intravenous, spinal, or other anesthetics following specified methods and procedures.
•Select, prepare, or use equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics. Calibrate and test anesthesia equipment.
•Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
•Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs).
•Select and prescribe post-anesthesia medications or treatments to patients.
•Administer post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients' cardiovascular systems.
•Monitor and evaluate patients' post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
•Discharge patients to hospital floor or Surgicenter as necessary.
•Instruct nurses, residents, interns, students or other staff on topics such as anesthetic techniques, pain management and emergency responses.
•Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

-Current State of Illinois licensure as a registered professional nurse.
-Current State of Illinois licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), or if pending initial certification, temporary State of Illinois CRNA license.
-Graduation from a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the AANA Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor.
-Current certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists or their respective predecessors, or if pending initial certification, evidence of graduation from respective predecessors, or if pending initial certification, evidence of graduation from an AANA Council on Accreditation nurse anesthesia program
-Current BLS and ACLS certification required.
-PALS certification preferred.

All applicants are required to complete an online job application through and upload a letter of application, CV, and names and address of three references by July 25, 2017. For questions regarding the position, contact Michele Lazzara at

Required Education: Diploma/Certificate in Anesthesia, Masters Degree

Level: Entry Level

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