OPS CRNA Clinical Coordinator
The OPS CRNA Clinical Coordinator guides student learning and provides oversight of the day-to-day clinical practice education of the Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthesiology Program students at the assigned clinical practice site. Provides assurance that the clinical practice site is conducive to student learning and maintains compliance with the COA Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs and Accreditation Policies and Procedures as related to clinical instruction.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Guides student learning and provides oversight of the day-to-day clinical practice education of the Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthesiology Program (FGCU NA) students at the assigned clinical practice site.
- Provides FGCU NA students orientation to the clinical site that outlines role expectations and responsibilities of students and identifies available learning resources.
- Ensures that supervision of FGCU NA students at the clinical site is limited to CRNA and physician anesthesiologist clinical instructors who are institutionally credentialed to practice and immediately available for consultation.
- Ensures that the clinical supervision ratio of FGCU NA students to clinical instructor ensures patient safety by taking into consideration: the complexity of the anesthetic and/or surgical procedure, the student’s knowledge and ability, and the comorbidities associated with the patient.
- Ensures that clinical oversight of FGCU NA students during the delivery of anesthesia care and pain management services does not exceed two (2) FGCU NA students to one (1) CRNA clinical instructor, or two (2) FGCU NA students to one (1) physician anesthesiologist clinical instructor if no CRNA is involved.
- Monitors FGCU NA student case logs and assigns student practice experiences based on Clinical Practicum course learning outcomes.
- Communicates on a regular basis with the FGCU NA Program Director and Assistant Program Director concerning issues relating to student clinical competencies and/or professional behaviors.
- Monitors the clinical practice site’s available resources and clinical instructors’ willingness to enable students to develop as safe, competent, full-service anesthesia care and pain management providers.
- Provides feedback to FGCU NA Program Director and Assistant Program Director about student clinical placements and clinical practice site issues each semester and as issues arise.
- Facilitates on-site visits by FGCU NA Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Program faculty.
- Assists FGCU NA Program faculty in distributing/collecting student/faculty clinical evaluation tools, monitoring FGCU NA student attendance and progress, and collecting data for evaluating and improving the quality of clinical instruction at the clinical practice site.
- Monitors the currency of the professional credentials of CRNA and physician anesthesiologist clinical instructors who instruct FGCU NA students in the clinical practice site.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Current NBCRNA certification/recertification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, current unrestricted Florida APRN Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist license, and a master’s degree.
Physician Anesthesiologist with current unrestricted Florida license as a Medical Doctor or Osteopathic Physician. Current unrestricted privileges to practice as a CRNA.
Physician Anesthesiologist at the prospective clinical practice site.
Doctoral degree for CRNA applicants.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to the area of responsibility.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn new applications and systems.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with the community and be sensitive to multicultural issues.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
• Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and environments.
• Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions.
• Ability to collaborate with Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director and School of Nursing faculty in the delivery of clinical instruction at the assigned clinical site resulting in improved student learning.
All employees are expected to:
- Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment.
- Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks.
- Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies.
- Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.
- Present a professional image in word, action and attire.
- Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other’s view of the world, personalities and working styles.
- Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement.
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.