CRNA Manager, Clinical Education and Professional Development - UMMC University Campus

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Job ID: 57398
Area of Interest: Management
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: Rotating
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:

Under general supervision, serves as an advanced practitioner, educator, consultant, collaborator, and change agent in the assessment, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of a system of care for a selected population of patients.  Facilitates the development, implementation, and ongoing management of a model for professional practice that fosters the delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care as well as the professional development of staff.  Supports and participates actively in ongoing research and quality improvement activities.  This leadership role assumes action, initiation, innovation, visible distinction, and demonstrated contribution to change. Ensures caring rounds are regularly conducted. 

  1. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
    1. Clinical Expert:  Serves as a clinical expert in area of specialty.
      1. Provides advanced expertise in the delivery of health care, interpretation of clinical issues, and utilization of the nursing process.
      2. Initiates and serves as a catalyst in the development and review of standards of care and practice and clinical programs for innovative improvement of  nurse anesthesia care.
      3. Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with members of other health disciplines to provide comprehensive care planning for patients.
      4. Participates in research/development activities related to areas of expertise.  Supports and mentors staff to become involved in similar activities.
    2. Educator.  Serves as educator.
      1. Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs for staff nurse anesthetists, student nurse anesthetists, nurse managers, and other disciplines.
      2. Supports and mentors professional development of   nurse anesthesia staff.
      3. Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs for selected clients and significant others and community groups served by the agency.
    3. Consultant.  Provides consultation services in areas of specialty to nurse anesthetists, staff nurses, nurse managers, and other disciplines.
      1. Develops and maintains an open continuous communication network with interdependent units, colleagues, and agencies to facilitate quality care and to promote the profession of nurse anesthesia.
      2. Supports and actively participates in the Department of  Anesthesiology and/or multidisciplinary committees.
      3. Serves as an advocate for clients and families, peers, and the assigned unit as a liaison with other health care providers, units, and agencies.
      4. Maintains political awareness through membership in professional organizations and supports issues affecting health care, clients served, and the profession of nursing & nurse anesthesia.
    4. Researcher.  Supports and participates in research and quality assurance activities.
      1. Creates innovative programs to monitor the effectiveness of  nurse anesthesia practice and education activities within the specialty areas.  This includes the periodic review and evaluation of professional practice, peers, self, and consumers.
      2. Identifies concerns, questions, or problems appropriate for  nurse anesthesia research and encourages the nurse anesthesia staff to do the same.  Serves as a resource/consultant during research activities.  Conducts clinical research and/or implements new knowledge and/or findings into nursing practice.
    5. Change agent.  Serves as change agent.
      1. Initiates, facilitates, and evaluates planned change through the development of programs and activities which enhance the quality of nurse anesthesia care.
      2. Enhances development of professional practice, creates innovative programs for clients and health care professionals, and resolves conflict.
      3. Develops annual work plan reflecting the department and division goals and objectives.


What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience

  1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and graduation with a Master’s degree from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia required.
  2. Must hold current licensure from the Maryland State Board of Nurse Examiners to practice nursing and nurse anesthesia.
  3. Current certification or recertification from the National Board on Certification & Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) required.
  4. Current BLS and ACLS certifications required.
  5. Five (5) years of experience as a Nurse Anesthetist required.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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