Anesthetist or Senior Nurse Anesthetist - 12948-1A

Updated: Jan 7, 2022
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Anesthesiology

Job Opening ID: 12948

Reports To: ADMIN MGR 2

Working Title:  Anesthetist or Senior Nurse Anesthetist

Department:  Anesthesiology

Bargaining Unit: NX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 007865

Job Location: UCI Medical Center - Orange

Percent of Time: 100%

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 $100.56 to $102.58 dependent on experience. Candidates exceeding two years of experience will be hired at the Senior Nurse Anesthetist classification with an hourly rate range of $104.65 to $138.08 dependent on experience.


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California RN and Nurse Anesthetist License, or eligible  

AANA Certification, or eligible

ACLS Certification, or eligible  


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, or eligible
  • Valid California Nurse Anesthetist license, or eligible
  • Current certification by National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA), or eligible
  • Valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification by the American Heart Association, or eligible 
  • 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.
  • Understanding the medical indications for delay of elective surgery and for pre-operative specialty consultation.
  • Ability to explain the proposed anesthetic technique, alternatives, risks and problems, thus obtaining proper documented legal informed consent prior to the administration of anesthesia.
  • Ability to properly and completely document significant information to form an anesthesia record of pre-operative, intra-operative and postoperative events.
  • Skill in determining patient need and indication for various monitoring modalities, including arterial lines and Swan Ganz pulmonary artery catheters.
  • Ability to safely insert venous and arterial monitoring lines and devices under medical direction of anesthesiologist.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of cardiac, respiratory, neuro, endocrine and renal physiology as these relate to intra-operative events and management.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.


Special Conditions Required:


The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist will perform all duties and tasks under the medical direction of an anesthesiologist. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist may be assigned to a combination of variable shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends, call and holidays. The certified registered nurse anesthetist will be assigned to various ORs and specialties including OB as needed.


Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

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.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.


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