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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Baylor Scott & White Health

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waco, Texas
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Baylor Scott & White Health
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest is a 236-bed acute-care Level II Trauma hospital with the only Level III neonatal intensive care unit in the Waco region. The hospital also has the largest network of primary care physicians on its medical staff. The medical center has achieved the distinguished Magnet ®   status, the highest national recognition awarded to a hospital or medical center for excellence in nursing. The hospital offers a wide range of specialties including neurosurgery, urology, sports medicine and orthopedics, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. 

This is a full time position. Good mix of cases with excellent work environment. ACT model. Position is located at BSW Hillcrest in Waco, TX.

Nestled on the banks of the Brazos River, and conveniently located between Dallas and Austin in the heart of Texas, Waco is a diverse and bustling city with small town charm. Waco boasts a dynamic economy and thriving academic community with five colleges and award-winning school districts. Waco has something for everyone with a flourishing urban downtown and tourism mecca featuring Magnolia Market, Cameron Park Zoo, numerous museums, and endless shopping and dining options. A tremendous setting for outdoor recreational activities, Waco is home to Cameron Park, one of the largest municipal parks in Texas, which spans 416 acres and contains 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. It’s easy to see why Waco, the heartbeat of Texas, is the perfect place to call home.


Administers anesthesia under the medical direction of an anesthesiologist. Administers the prescribed anesthetic with particular care to the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health of the patient. Utilizes advanced treatment modalities to effect section 1.1 responsibilities , including but not limited to, advanced airway interventions and intubation of the trachea; starting and adjusting doses of vasoactive infusions; administering vasoactive and anesthetic drugs; administering blood; and any other treatment modalities which are prescribed by the supervising anesthesiologist.

Consults with supervising anesthesiologist for the induction of anesthesia, for extubation of the trachea, unexpected or adverse perioperative events or at any time the prescribed anesthetic deviates significantly from its expected course.

Establishes a comprehensive patient database (by chart/medical record review and patient examination and interview) to assist in anesthetic planning. Orders appropriate pre-op evaluations and pre-medications after consultation with the anesthesiologist, who is then responsible for these orders. Develops a patient focused culture that promotes the BEST Patient Care.

Initiates multi-parameter monitoring prior to anesthesia or in other acute care settings. Modalities include, but are not limited to, ASA Standard Monitors, arterial and venous catheters. Accurately manipulates and interprets data from central venous, pulmonary artery and intracranial catheters and other monitors or devices that are indicated.

Assists in the post-operative management of patients. Manages post-op ventilator support and acute pain management in conjunction with existing protocols or the attending anesthesiologist.

Masters prepared specialty anesthesiologist assistant working under the direction of a licensed anesthesiologist. Administers anesthesia protocols to patients and follows-up on after care. The supervising Anesthesiologist shall, at all times, be responsible for the activities of the Anesthesiologist Assistant.

Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level


- EDUCATION - Masters

- EXPERIENCE - Minimum/no experience required

       Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)

       ACLS (ACLS): ACLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.

       Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.

About the employer
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!