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PRN Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - St. Francis Campus

Topeka, Kansas

Job ID: R-31490

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Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.


Job Summary

Job ID: R-31490 Job Type: Part time Location: Topeka, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

Responsible for administering and monitoring anesthesia to patients during surgical and/or obstetrical procedures.


  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Required to cover a minimum of two shifts per month if staffing needs permit it.
  • Responsible for providing own malpractice insurance while working as a PRN employee at The University of Kansas Health System.
  • Note:  These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.  Other duties may be assigned as required.
  • Assesses patients before anesthesia including analyzing medical history and planning anesthesia delivery.
  • Administers various types of anesthesia including inhalational, intravenous, regional anesthetics based on anesthetic plan. Performs any necessary invasive procedures including insertion of catheters.
  • Observes and records all patient functions being continuously monitored and evaluates need for ancillary drugs to maintain normal functioning.
  • Consults with staff anesthesiologist as necessary regarding patient condition.
  • Documents for patient record all relevant assessment, care and monitoring data.
  • Ensures availability of required supplies and equipment before anesthetic procedure.
  • Educates patients, families and staff on anesthesia aspects related to conditions and diseases.  Reassures patient before procedure. Accompanies to recovery area to ensure condition satisfactory.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist-PRN


The Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Kansas Health System is seeking PRN Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.  Both newly trained and experienced CRNAs are welcome to apply.  Enjoy a friendly and collaborative culture with mentorship for new graduates, and a positive work environment with great work/life balance. 

Successful completion of nursing anesthesia program, certification, and eligibility for licensure in the State of Kansas are required.

Why join our team?

  • CRNAs are integrated members of the anesthesia care team comprised of more than 100 CRNAs, 65 anesthesiologists, residents and anesthesia technicians
  • Broad caseload in multiple surgical specialties - transplant, trauma, ortho, ENT, neurosurgery, OB and hearts.  We welcome sub-specialty interests
  • CRNAs perform a full range of procedures
  • A minimum of 2 shifts per month and proof of malpractice for PRN staff
  • 8, 10, 12-hour shifts

About The University of Kansas Hospital - St. Francis Campus:

The University of Kansas Health System - St. Francis Campus is proud to be a part of a long legacy of quality, compassionate care. The St. Francis Hospital began serving its community in 1909. Today, the hospital has 378 beds, a history of technological advancements, and a generous and supportive community.

In 2017, through a partnership between Ardent Health Services and The University of Kansas Health System, St. Francis embarked on a new era. Ardent is renowned for its outstanding record of community investment, leading edge technology, and health care achievements to the hospital’s management. The University of Kansas Health System is known for its medical and surgical advancements, quality of care, research, and expansive provider network.

About Topeka:

As the capital city of Kansas, Topeka offers an array of opportunities and attractions.  A population of nearly 180,000 residents, Topeka is home to the Firekeeper Golf Course at Prairie Band Casino and Resort, Washburn University (top-ranked public master’s level university) and the Topeka Zoo.

Community Life – The arts are alive and well in Topeka with more than 20 galleries, multiple performing arts venues and First Friday ArtWalk events in the Arts District.  Outdoor enthusiasts love exploring, camping and boating at Lake Shawnee, Perry Lake and Clinton Lake.  Topeka has miles of paved and wooded trails for walkers, joggers and bikers.

Livability – Neighborhoods, schools, civic and cultural activities, economic incentives and a “we can do that” attitude combine to make Topeka one of the best small metros in the United States.

Affordability – Topeka’s overall cost of living index is 91.7, more than 10 percent below the national urban area average.  Housing in the Topeka market is particularly affordable.

Location - One-hour drive to Kansas City and 30 minutes to popular university towns including The University of Kansas in Lawrence, and Kansas State University in Manhattan.

About Kansas City (located an hour from Topeka):

A metropolitan area of 2.3 million people, Kansas City offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living. Walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods surround the campus, which is within close proximity to the city's top destinations, including the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Union Station & Science City, National WWI Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the Country Club Plaza, a shopping district celebrated for its architectural design.

Overall, the Kansas City metropolitan area is a diverse and dynamic region with a rich cultural heritage, a strong economy, a vibrant downtown area, and a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities. It offers a high quality of life for its residents and attracts visitors from around the region and beyond. Residents enjoy safe, suburban neighborhoods, great restaurants and shopping, miles of bike paths, parks and lakes, excellent schools (public, private, and universities for higher education).

The University of Kansas Health System is the official healthcare provider for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas Speedway, and T-Mobile Center. Kansas City is also home to Sporting KC, KC Current, Kansas City Mavericks, and we will be hosting the World Cup! Visit for more information about Kansas City.

Interested applicants please send CV to Darci Deskin, Provider Recruiter, at or David Pennington, Chief CRNA at

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN


  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(a)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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