As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Anesthesia Assistant, FULL-TIME to join our Nemours Children's Specialty Care team in Jacksonville, Florida.
At our three clinic locations in the Jacksonville area, Nemours is a leading provider of pediatric specialty care in north Florida with many of our pediatric specialists regularly recognized as the “Best Doctors in America®.” We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in more than 30 pediatric specialties. Several of those specialties, offered in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report
Under the direction of an anesthesiologist, administers anesthesia to patients as a qualified member of the anesthesia care team. Case assignment and oversight of the overall evaluation of the patient will be determined by an anesthesiologist. The anesthetist shall demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide anesthesia care appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric and adolescent population; documents appropriately in the electronic medical record.
Incumbent will participate in departmental and hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Process Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve patient care and, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with the goals of the Hospital, Anesthesia and Perioperative Services Department
Adheres to standards of practice and code of conduct consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the Nemours Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Pain and Perioperative Medicine and of the Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
Performs an individualized pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient to include review of consultations, history and physical, and relevant diagnostic studies; obtains informed consent for anesthesia; orders appropriate preoperative lab studies, NPO times and preoperative medications and fluids per protocol.
Under the direction of an anesthesiologist, develops an anesthetic plan based on the patient’s physiological response and implements plan in the presence of an anesthesiologist.
Applies appropriate noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation of the patient’s physical status throughout the perioperative experience.
Administers and continuously monitors the effects of anesthetic medications, fluids and ventilator support.
Facilitates emergence and recovery from anesthesia and provides handoff communication to receiving unit postoperatively (PACU, NICU, PICU, etc.)
Assesses acute and chronic pain modalities individualized to patients in the operative area, pain clinic and on in-patient wards.
Provides post-anesthesia evaluation and discharges patients from the post-anesthesia care area when appropriate.
Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and medications using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
Complies with all aspects of patient safety, infection control and quality care.
Masters degree required.
Minimum of one year anesthesiology experience desired, pediatric anesthesia experience preferred
Graduate from an accredited Anesthesiology Assistant Program accredited by the Anesthesiology Accreditation Review Council – Anesthesiology Assistant (ARC-AA) or Registered Nurse Anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of NurseAnesthesia Educational Program (COA) or its predecessor required
Current Florida Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse or AA license
Current Certification from the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists or its predecessor or ARC-AA with biannual re certification required.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required upon hire
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.