Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
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A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who delivers high-quality, holistic, evidence-based anesthesia and pain care services. The CRNA cares for patients at all acuity levels in a variety of settings for procedures including, but not limited to, surgical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pain management.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Perform and document the pre-anesthesia assessment and evaluation of the patient.
- Review, request, and order (as permitted by state law), laboratory/diagnostic studies.
- Obtain informed consent for anesthesia and related services.
- Select, obtain, order, and administer preanesthetic medication or treatment.
- Develop and implement an anesthesia care plan.
- Select, obtain, prepare, and use equipment, invasive and non-invasive monitors, supplies, and drugs for the administration of sedation, anesthesia, and pain management services; perform safety checks as needed.
- Select, order, obtain, and administer analgesic and anesthetic agents, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids, or blood products necessary to provide anesthesia services.
- Perform all aspects of airway management, including fiberoptic intubation.
- Facilitate emergence and recovery from anesthesia by evaluating patient response, and selecting, ordering, and administering medications, fluids, and ventilator support to maintain patient stability during transfer.
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists will have full access to medical records.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Holds current active state licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Indiana and complies with any applicable state statutory and regulatory requirements concerning CRNAs.
- Graduate of a nurse anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor.
- Is currently certified or recertified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
- Insurable by an appropriate medical malpractice insurer for the limits required by this institution or state.
- Demonstrates current competency in the clinical responsibilities.
- Current Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) licensure.
- Current CPR licensure as well as BLS, PALS, ACLS
- Minimum of two (2) years surgical CRNA experience, preferably in an ambulatory setting.
- Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the functions, uses and theory behind the equipment used in surgery.
- Requires prolonged periods of standing and walking.
- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision and to organize work in order of importance.
- Ability to perform clinically as a nurse anesthetist in the facility setting on a regular basis.
- Ability to operate, use, and interpret data from a wide variety of equipment to perform anesthesia care as well as necessary perioperative or operating room care to support the safety and wellbeing of the patient while they are under the direct care of the CRNA.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively collaborate with various clinical staff and other disciplines.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served.
- Knowledge of infection prevention and control techniques.
- Ability to maintain confidential records.
- Ability to implement and adhere to facility policies and procedures.
Allied Physicians Surgery Center LLC
AddressSouth Bend, IN
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