New Mexico Heart Institute (NMHI) is the largest and most advanced cardiovascular medical group in the region. Since 1969, the physicians of New Mexico Heart Institutes have provided New Mexico and beyond with the highest-quality care and service. As the leader in Cardiovascular Care in the Southwest, our services include state-of-the-art heart and vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular imaging, and fully-integrated emergency hospital and intensive coronary care services.
We are looking for a highly motivated, professional CRNA to join our fast-paced practice. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CNRA) provide care to patients in their specialized area of training and collaborate as necessary with NMHI physicians and/or other members of the healthcare team when the needs of the patient are beyond their scope of practice. The CRNA will prepare prescription solutions and administer anesthetics following specified methods and procedures, inform physician of patient condition during anesthesia, and perform pre and post-anesthesia patient visits.
Perform pre-operative evaluations; including review of progress notes, lab work, patient histories, physical examinations and patient interviews to determine the most appropriate anesthetic management. May make additional recommendations and orders as warranted.
Select, order, and/or administer pre-anesthesia medications
Monitor the functioning of all equipment
Induces general and/or regional anesthesia
Manages the anesthetic process by monitoring all appropriate physical, physiochemical, and biochemical indicators such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood loss, pulmonary compliance, EKG, blood loss, and arterial blood bases
Make adjustments to the anesthesia procedure as needed and inform other medical personnel of necessary developments
Oversee the recovery from anesthesia by evaluating patients post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses in surgery as well as the recovery room, taking appropriate corrective actions as needed
Discharge patients from post-anesthesia care
Select and prescribe post anesthesia medications or treatments to patients
Make appropriate entries on anesthesia records and in patients' charts
Consistently demonstrate NMHI core values in all decisions and actions
Govern conduct with others both inside and outside the organization ethically, with principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courtesy, and respect that is consistent with all laws, regulations, and NMHI policies
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing
Certification by the American Association or Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) or the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Current or ability to license as a Registered Nurse in the state of New Mexico
Basic Life Support Certification
Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification
DEA certificate and NM Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance Certificate
Apply for and maintain credentials for Allied Health Staff, as set forth by Heart Hospital @LMC, Lovelace Medical Center, and other hospitals as determined by NMHI Administration.
Demonstrated experience working with high level professionals requiring outstanding expertise and professionalism
Experience working with diverse populations with limited understanding of insurance or healthcare processes and procedures
Ability to make swift decisions and act calmly and effectively in emergent situations
Must be able to provide complicated information in a clear and concise manner to those not familiar with the information being provided
We offer a competitive salary and bonuses, with full benefits, 401(k), health and dental insurance, life insurance and PTO
New Mexico Heart Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer