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Nurse Anesthetist

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Nurse Anesthetist
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Nursing
Department RWJ-Anesthesiology-Meb

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, the State university of New Jersey is seeking a Nurse Anesthetist for the Department of Anesthesia at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The primary purpose of the Nurse Anesthetist (Certified Registered) position is to administer anesthesia-related care in four general categories: (1) pre-anesthetic preparation and evaluation; (2) anesthesia induction, maintenance and emergence, (3) post-anesthesia care and (4) peri-anesthetic and clinical support functions.

• Performs and documents a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient, which includes requesting consultations and diagnostic studies, selecting, obtaining ordering or administering pre-anesthetic medications and fluids; and obtaining informed consent for anesthesia.
• Selects and initiates the planned anesthetic technique, which may include general, regional and local anesthesia and intravenous sedation/monitored anesthesia care (MAC).
• Selects, obtains or administers the anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic, to maintain the patient’s physiologic homeostasis, and to correct abnormal responses to the anesthesia or surgery.
• Selects, applies, or inserts appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities for collecting and interpreting patient physiological data.
• Manages a patient’s airway and pulmonary status using endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy or extubation.
• Manages emergence and recovery from anesthesia by selecting, obtaining, ordering or administering medications, fluids, or ventilator support in order to maintain homeostasis, to provide relief from pain and anesthesia side effects, or to prevent or manage complications.
• Releases or discharges patients from a post-anesthesia care area, and provides post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care related to anesthesia side effects or complications.
• Orders, initiates or modifies pain relief therapy, through the utilization of drugs, regional anesthetic techniques, or other accepted pain relief modalities, including labor epidural analgesia.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description HPAE, Local 5089
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Graduate of an accredited Nurse Anesthesia Education Program, with a Master’s Degree in a related field, or graduation from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education programs prior to January 1998, is required.
• Applicants must have successfully completed the National Certification Examination to be a CRNA and maintain current certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Candidate must have sufficient sensory capacity to observe the patient and patient monitors.
• Candidate must be able to communicate effectively, in both academic and health care settings.
• Must show evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work in teams, possess demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, and effectively function in the face of uncertainties, inherent in clinical practice.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Physical Demands: Sensory skills adequate to perform a physical examination are required. Functional vision, hearing and tactile sensation must be adequate to observe a patient’s condition and to elicit information from computerized monitors, and through procedures regularly required in a physical examination, such as inspection, auscultation and palpation. Candidate must have sufficient motor function to execute movements reasonably required to provide care to patients, including the ability to help move or lift them. Candidate must be able to negotiate patient care environments and must be able to move between settings, such as clinic, classroom building and hospital with reasonable speed. Ability to sufficiently endure long periods of sitting, standing or moving, is required.

• Work Environment: Candidate must be able to measure, calculate, reason, analyze and synthesize, both in quiet environments and in areas where distractions, noise and other stressors are present. In addition, candidate should be able to comprehend graphics displays of physiologic data, distinguish artifact on monitor displays, understand three dimensional relationships and the spatial relationships of structures. Candidate must be able to read and understand medical and nursing literature. Exposure to radiation, nitrous oxide, anesthetic agent(s) and /or infectious agents requiring the appropriate use of personal protective equipment. Subject to unpredictable situations at times.

Special Conditions

• Ancillary privileges granted by the University Hospital Medical Staff must be successfully obtained, upon hire.

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2643
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree in a relevant health care field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a current certification as a Nurse Anesthetist by the Council on Certification/recertification of Nurse Anesthetists of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application