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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Nurse Practitioner, Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a Full Time Day Shift Nurse Practitioner for Addie Powers - CRNA Department at Grace Clinic of Lubbock.

Job Summary:

Provides anesthetic care for all types of patients and procedures in cooperation with the medically directing anesthesiologist or supervising physician under the standards of the Department of Anesthesiology in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Administers anesthesia to patients rendering them insensitive to pain during surgery/procedures. Provides continuous observation of patients by monitoring the patient's physical reaction to sedative, analgesics, and anesthetic agents and informs the physician of any adverse condition that potentially threatens the safety or care of the patient.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain excellence in airway management and shall be familiar in the usage of all airway adjuncts.

  • Work within scope of delineated clinical privileges.

  • Take appropriate precautions to minimize risks of infection of patients, and other health care professionals.

  • Maintain the appropriate confidentiality of patient information at all times.

  • Participate in the pre-anesthetic evaluation of the patients and the selection of anesthetic agents and techniques.

  • Perform appropriate techniques of the anesthetic plan such as, but not limited to, insertion of the intravenous catheters, insertion of invasive monitoring catheters according to established protocol; endotracheal intubation and extubation; performing arterial punctures for interpretation of arterial blood gases.

  • Monitor the patient’s physical response to the anesthetic and informs the anesthesiologist/physician of any adverse condition. Manage the anesthesia process to include induction, maintenance, and emergence of general regional, and monitored anesthesia cases. Recognize abnormal patient responses to anesthesia or to any adjunctive medication for form of therapy. Initiate corrective measures. Determine the need for additional laboratory tests and provide resuscitative care as necessary. Evaluation and manage the patient in the immediate post-operative period.

  • Administer IV fluids relative to the patient’s medical history and surgical procedure. Administer blood products after obtaining a hematocrit and then consultation with the anesthesiologist.

  • Documents the patient status in the anesthesia record.

  • Performs all required safety and performance checks on anesthesia-related equipment and verify the appropriate supplies before initiating care. Procure and assemble equipment and supplies as indicated if anesthesia tech is not available.

  • Review appropriate documentation for informed consent and identify appropriate surgical site during SBAR with circulating RN and holding room RN. Participate in surgical pause in the OR with entire surgical team in accordance with departmental and regulatory compliance standards.

  • Communicate appropriately with all individuals involved in the peri-operative and post-operative care of the patient.

  • Assume responsibility and is accountable for controlled substances according to department and hospital policy and state and federal guidelines.

  • Maintain all required continuing education credits, credentialing, professional licensure, insurance payor enrollment, and completion of all required employer training on time.

Minimum Position Qualification:

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited nursing school.

  • Graduate of an accredited anesthesia education program.

License / Certifications:

  • Current RN license in the State of Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists.

  • BLS (AHA) certification within 30 days of hire.

  • ACLS within 30 days of hire.

Covenant Health is celebrating over 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.

For over 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.

As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.

Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds:

Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of Lubbock

Covenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.

Covenant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Nurse Practitioner

Req ID: R333874

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