We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
To provide anesthesia care that has been prescribed by a physician. The Anesthesia Department has established protocols for routine anesthesia care which are to be followed unless the physician prescribes care that varies from the protocol. In all such instances, the prescribed care will be followed. Work duties include both Mercy Hospitals in Aurora and Cassville as needed. Respond to requests throughout the hospital for starting infusions, checking endotracheal tube placements, and reintubating when needed. Completes annual mandatory education programs. Takes anesthesia call to provide uninterrupted emergency anesthesia services as needed.
Induce and monitor anesthesia
Support life functions in the peri-anesthesia course.
Demonstrate competency in intubation, IV monitoring, and other similar activities necessary to conduct anesthesia.
Properly use all anesthesia equipment supplied by the department.
Prepare supplies and check anesthesia equipment according to protocol for each anesthetic assigned.
Restore all equipment and supplies to operating capacity following each anesthetic.
Recognize and take appropriate corrective action (including the requesting of consultation when necessary) for abnormal patient responses to anesthesia or to any adjunctive medication or other form of therapy.
Assist all other members of the Anesthesia Department, when available, with induction, as well as all other aspects of peri-anesthesia care.
Provide resuscitative care (including the requesting of consultation when necessary) in the operating room, recovery room, or throughout the hospital.
Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.
Observes universal precautions consistently.
Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.
Meets Health System attendance standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
We’re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you’ll bring with you:
Education: Graduation from an accredited anesthesia program.
Licensure: Advanced Practice License from the State of Missouri. Must be certified and qualify for recertification when needed by meeting the post-graduate education requirements of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists or other acceptable organizations. Maintain CME levels as required by state regulations and to maintain licensure.
Certifications: CPR, ACLS required, PALS required.
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.