Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Anesthesia
Company: Memorial Health
Posted on: July 20, 2021
Following accepted and approved techniques and procedures,
administers anesthesia to patients in all age groups.
Education and/or Other Requirements
Maintains current certification as CRNA. Masters degree preferred.
New graduates must be certified as soon as possible.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
- Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
Job duties involve the potential for frequent exposure to blood and
The physical demands described are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job.
- Must be able to walk, stand, stoop, kneel and assist in lifting
patients; able to assist patients and/or adjust equipment at floor
level; able to reach, change and read IV's 5 feet from the floor
unaided; able to move quickly from place to place on occasion,
including from floor to floor in emergency situations; able to
utilize fine motor control in hands for tasks such as medication
preparation and administration; able to hear to take blood pressure
and to hear breath, heart and bowel sounds. Must possess visual
acuity to meet visual demands in charting, intubating and operating
- Must be able to work under stress and to adapt to changing
conditions. Is expected to be an example of good health
- Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise
qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to
meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other
duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.
- Follows the Scope and Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice
(American Associate of Nurse Anesthetists.
- CRNA Scope of Practice includes but, is not limited to
- Performing and documenting a pre-anesthetic assessments and
evaluation of the patient, including requested consultations and
diagnostic studies; selecting, obtaining, ordering and
administering pre-anesthetic medications and fluids; and obtaining
informed consent for anesthesia.
- Developing and implementing an anesthetic plan.
- Initiating the anesthetic technique which may include; general,
regional, local and sedation.
- Selecting applying and inserting appropriate non-invasive and
invasive monitoring modalities for continuous evaluation for the
patient's physical status.
- Selecting, obtaining and administering medications, fluids and
- Discharging the patient from a post-anesthesia care are and
providing post-anesthesia follow-up, evaluation and care.
- Implementing acute and chronic pain management modalities.
- Responding to emergency situations by providing airway
management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using
basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
- Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice:
- Standard I: Perform a thorough and complete
- Standard II: Obtain informed consent for the
planned anesthetic intervention from the patient or legal
- Standard III: Formulate a patient-specific
plan for anesthesia care.
- Standard IV: Implement and adjust the
anesthesia care plan based on the patients physiological
- Standard V: Monitor the patient's physiologic
condition as appropriate for the type of anesthesia and specific
- Standard VI: There shall be complete, accurate
and timely documentation of pertinent information on the patient's
- Standard VII: Transfer the responsibility of
care and patient safety.
- Standard VIII: Adhere to appropriate safety
precautions, as established within the institution, to minimize the
risks for fire, explosion, electrical shock and equipment
malfunction. Document on the patient's medical record that the
anesthesia machine and equipment were checked.
- Standard IX: Precautions shall be taken to
minimize the risk of infection to the patient, the CRNA, and other
- Standard X: Anesthesia care shall be assessed
to assure its quality and contribution to positive patient
- Standard XI: The CRNA shall respect and
maintain the basic rights of patient.
- Identifies and manages emergency and obstetrical care.
- Recognizes abnormal patient responses and implements corrective
- Responds to requests for resuscitation within the Hospital
within a timely manner.
- Provides an accurate and legible record of all patient
information, including billing data.
- Participates on committees and in program and departmental
- Coordinates and plans the clinical experience for student
registered nurse anesthesia interns (RNAI's).
- Participates in education of RNAI's; documents intern
- Maintains certification/recertification and licensure. Attends
Clinical Case Conferences as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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