Mercy Health

  • Anesthesiologist Assistant

    Requisition ID
    Advanced Practitioner
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Hospital Based Physicians
  • Overview

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    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.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    To provide anesthesia care that has been prescribed by an anesthesiologist. The Anesthesia Department has established protocols for routine anesthesia care which are to be followed unless the anesthesiologist prescribes care that varies from the protocol. In all such instances, the prescribed care will be followed. In Addition, they will respond to requests throughout the hospital for starting infusions, checking endotracheal tube placements, and reintubating when needed.



    Demonstrate excellent Punctuality and Attendance according to the Health System standards.

    Teach and supervise CRNAs as requested.

    Practice "team approach" and accept direction from Anesthesiologist(s).

    Demonstrate timeliness of starting and ending cases.

    Provide complete and accurate anesthesia documentation.

    Demonstrate technical competency in intubation, IV monitoring, and other similar activities necessary to conduct anesthesia:

    • Induce and monitor anesthesia
    • Support life functions in the peri-anesthesia course
    • Proficient in resuscitative measures

    Demonstrate an excellent knowledge base and overall ability in the administration of anesthesia.


    Take appropriate corrective actions in the OR and consult Anesthesiologist when necessary.

    Demonstrate a strong and professional rapport and reflect Mercy Service Standards with:

    • Anesthesiologists
    • Surgeons
    • Other CRNAs
    • SRNAs
    • Hospital Staff
    • Patients
    • Show a positive attitude toward work as demonstrated by availability, affability, and adaptability.

    Willing to assist other members of the Anesthesia department.

    Respond well to crisis and/or unexpected needs of the group.

    Provide exceptional quality care for patients.

    • 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 supplied to operating capacity following each anesthetic.
    • Observe Universal precautions consistently.
    • Wear proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.
    • Wear clothing and Health System Badge consistent with dress code and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned and show initiative to do so.




    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: Graduate from an accredited anesthesia program. Must participate in departmental activities such as in-service training. Attend local and regional anesthesia meetings. Attend weekly clinical case conferences. Attend monthly CRNA updates where clinical problems are discussed and protocols are reviewed and updated.

    Licensure: Advanced Practice License from the state of Missouri.

    Certifications: Must be certified by the CCNA and qualify for recertification from the COR when needed.



    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.


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