I am an ICU nurse looking to possibly transition out of the bedside role but not leave it entirely.
In my job search
, I recently found the following job:
RN - Anesthesia Job in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital at Cottage Health
It's a job for an RN to basically assist the anesthesia team with inserting lines, sedating and preparing patients for procedures, as well as setting up OR rooms for the physicians.
It sounds like a really interesting job, so I am curious if anyone else has heard of this? It is in California at a hospital that is very well staffed, so I am guessing that elsewhere these tasks just fall to ICU or OR nurses.
The reason I can't apply for this particular opening is because their HR person told me that it only opens up once every 12-18 months, and that it always gets filled by internal applicants.