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Senior Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Anesthetist

University of California - Irvine Health
United States, California, Irvine
October 04, 2023

Updated: May 16, 2023

Location: Irvine-Campus

Job Type:

Department: Anesthesiology

Job Opening ID: 40793
Reports To: CAO
Working Title: Senior Nurse Anesthetist or Nurse Anesthetist
Department: Anesthesiology
Bargaining Unit: NX
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 007865
Job Location: UCI Med Center-Orange
Percent of Time: 90%
Work Schedule: Day shifts (6:30AM-7:00PM; 9:00AM-9:30PM; 11:00AM-11:30PM). Weekends & Holidays included.
Employee Class: Career
Position Summary:
Under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, perform safe anesthesia care, consisting of the following: pre- operative assessment, writing of appropriate pre-op orders as specified by approved standard procedure, administration of all types of anesthetic and techniques, patient monitoring intra-operatively, provides for safe intra-op course and emergence and assists as necessary in post-operative care.
Compensation Range: Salary: This position is being recruited for either a Senior or Nurse Anesthetist classification; salary will be determined based on experience; candidates with less than 2 years of experience will be hired at the Nurse Anesthetist classification with an hourly rate range of $98.64 to $102.60 dependent on experience. Candidates exceeding two years of experience will be hired at the Senior Nurse Anesthetist classification with an hourly rate range of $105.66 to $144.22 dependent on experience.
Department Website:
Two years of experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
California RN and Nurse Anesthetist License
AANA Certification ACLS Certification
Skill at recognizing airway abnormalities and the associated anesthesia implications. Skill in airway management techniques, including safe insertion of nasal and oral airways and performance of laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation for establishment and maintenance of surgical procedure. Skill in identifying the required safe level of insensibility or narcosis for each individual patient and surgical procedure. Knowledge of current nursing, anesthesia and critical care techniques as evidenced by the following: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Graduation from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia. Valid California Registered Nurse license. Valid California Nurse Anesthetist license. Current certification by National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification by the American Heart Association. Skill in performing pre-operative assessment of surgical patients, including: Identification of pre-existing disease entities and their potential impact upon anesthesia care and plan through documentation of past medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, ECG and chest X-ray. Understanding interactions of pre-operative drug therapy with proposed anesthetic plan and agents for all age groups. Identification of abnormalities on physical examination which pose potential problems in anesthesia management. Ability to recognize return of consciousness and reflexes signaling safe emergence from anesthesia, transport of patient to recovery room and informed report to qualified medical personnel who will assume care of the patient. Ability to recognize post-operative complications of anesthesia, initiate emergency treatment when indicated as directed by the attending anesthesiologist, and document appropriately. Ability to safely insert venous and arterial monitoring lines and devices under medical direction of anesthesiologist. Ability to explain the proposed anesthetic technique, alternatives, risks and problems, thus obtaining proper documented legal informed consent prior to the administration of anesthesia. Knowledge of cardiac, respiratory, neuro, endocrine and renal physiology as these relate to intra-operative events and management. Knowledge of pharmacology, dosage, side effects and contraindications of all drugs currently employed in anesthesia practice at UCI. Skill in performing all techniques of monitored regional and general anesthesia commonly employed at UCI for all age categories. Skill in identifying adverse effects of all anesthesia techniques and in initiating emergency treatment while informing the attending anesthesiologist responsible for the anesthesia care of the patient. Skill in determining patient need and indication for various monitoring modalities, including arterial lines and Swan Ganz pulmonary artery catheters. Ability to properly and completely document significant information to form an anesthesia record of pre-operative, intra-operative and postoperative events. Understanding the medical indications for delay of elective surgery and for pre-operative specialty consultation.
Ability to assist in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other emergency situations by recognizing cardiac arrest and shock, initiating CPR, airway management techniques and insertion of monitoring lines under the direction of an anesthesiologist. Ability to perform selected educational supervisory and administrative tasks, including supervision of student anesthetists when assigned, and assessment of orientation and progress.
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php.

Closing Statement:
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [emailprotected].


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