Assistant SRNA Program Director is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the SRNA educational program. The Assistant SRNA Program Director provides clinical and didactic support to the School of Nurse Anesthesia student population (SRNA's). Assures the smooth day-to-day clinical responsibilities required by the school and the Department of Anesthesia. The Assistant SRNA Program Director collaborates with Chief CRNA and Clinical Director to maintain the goal of overseeing student education. She/he is directly responsible to Chief CRNA.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- SRNA Clinical assignments.
- Orientation to the policies and procedures of the facility.
- Assess student clinical case and professional development needs on a regular basis.
- Act as a liaison between students, faculty and administration.
- Meet with students on a regular basis to discuss clinical progression.
- Meet with faculty on a regular basis to discuss student clinical progression.
- Direct patient care
In addition to acting as the Assistant SRNA Program Director, this individual will be responsible OR duties preformed by a Staff CRNA.
- Provide preoperative evaluation of a patient's readiness for surgery. Discuss anesthetic options, benefits, and risks and obtain patient/surrogate's consent for the anesthetic and perioperative procedures.
- Review a patient's medical history. In collaboration with the physician director of anesthesia services or his/her qualified anesthesiologist designee determines appropriate anesthetic plan.
- Prepare and evaluate the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs.
- Conduct the induction and maintenance of anesthesia under the direction of an appointed qualified anesthesiologist designee. Administer general and regional anesthesia and Monitored Anesthesia Care.
- Insert invasive monitoring lines required for an anesthetic and interpret the data.
- Monitor the life support functions of patient during period of anesthesia, or surgery as needed. Assess, interpret, and treat physiologic responses to anesthesia, surgery, or other events that include oxygenation, circulation and ventilation. Keep physician anesthetist assigned to supervise the case informed of patient's condition.
- Record pertinent information concerning anesthetic course on the patient's clinical record.
- Provide observation and care in immediate postoperative period until a report of pertinent information has been given and the RN or MD covering the appropriate recovery area or ICU has accepted responsibility for the patient's care.
- The Assistant SRNA Program Director ensures SRNAs are providing safe quality care. Directly communicates with Chief CRNA and School of Nurse Anesthesia to develop action plans to support SRNA if clinical deficits are noted.
- Acts as the Assistant SRNA Program Director for all affiliated SRNA and CRNA education programs
- Participates in and provides leadership to appropriate BWH committees related to SRNA education.
- Directly communicate with the Nursing Clinical Coordinator to ensure proper on-boarding and documentation for all SRNAs.
- Develops, reviews and revises educational and clinical guidelines related to the SRNA education as appropriate.
- Manage, hire, and terminate SRNA staff. Responsible for evaluation orientation, practice, and patient care of SRNA.
- Responsible for SRNA development, action plans, and corrective action.
- Plans orientation program for new SRNA's and CRNA's; and oversees their performance.
- Promotes and encourages professional SRNA development.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONCouncil on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) Job Requirements:
- Graduate of an accredited master's level CRNA program
- *Master's degrees are required for CRNA Clinical Coordinator's as of 2014
- Current CRNA certification
- Current Massachusetts license as RN with authorization to practice in expanded role of CRNA.
- Possesses current CRNA privileges to provide anesthesia in the clinical agency assigned.
- Experience in managing educational program for SRNAs preferred.
- Minimum 2-years practice in all aspects of Anesthesia Nursing including experience in a teaching hospital as faculty and/or clinical preceptor. Demonstrated leadership/managerial capabilities in CRNA practice.
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.