Palo Pinto General Hospital - Mineral Wells, TX

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Basic Qualifications:
Current Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Texas.
Graduate of an accredited school of anesthesia and member in good standing of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
Current certification or recertification of a nurse anesthetist from AANA Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists or its predecessor's certification is required. Current CPR and ACLS is required.

Required Experience:
At least one year experience as a CRNA.

Job Summary:
The staff CRNA administers anesthesia and anesthesia-related care to any patient undergoing a surgical procedure as designated by the attending physician. Monitors and supports vital life functions. Acts as the patient's advocate while the patient is under anesthesia. Performs anesthesiological management of patient undergoing surgical, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and airway management or cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities (CQI).
This position provides PRN coverage for our staff CRNAs during vacations. The PRN CRNA works various days/hours as needed.

Performs and documents pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient, including all appropriate lab values, study results, consultative information and pre-anesthesia clinical history.

Documents evidence of informing patient of all risks, potential complications, options and alternatives to anesthesia. Obtains informed consent.
Records all pertinent events during the induction of, maintenance of and emergence from anesthesia in the patient's medical record.

Entity Information:
Palo Pinto General Hospital is located in Mineral Wells, Texas (about 50 miles west from the DFW metroplex). PPGH is one of the largest rural hospitals in Texas. We deliver quality healthcare in a friendly atmosphere. We invite you to join our healthcare team.

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