Nurse Anesthetist
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Houston, TX

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The Nurse Anesthetist is responsible for providing professional and specialized nursing services prior to, during and following surgical procedures to patients undergoing surgery.
KEY FUNCTIONS
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age specific care for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. This is a direct patient care function.
Demonstrates aptitude and willingness to originate necessary action required by the job responsibilities. This includes review of the patient's history and physical examination to assure the most appropriate course of action is being taken. Assures that all preoperative assessments have been completed.
Requires certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist from an accredited institution. All continuing education requirements must be met and maintained. Technical competency must be documented and certified.
Develops a plan of care based on preoperative assessments and coordinates with all appropriate healthcare givers.
Initiate the planned anesthetic technique under the direction of the anesthesiologist. Administers anesthetic agents and adjunctive therapeutics at levels to maintain the patient's physiologic homeostasis. Monitors patients intraoperatively for physiological responses and manage emergence and recovery from the anesthetic. Performs intubation on patients when necessary. Inserts intravenous lines and arterial lines for the patient medications and monitoring. Removes lines when procedure is completed or at the direction of the anesthesiologist.
Yearly inservice required on safety precautions.
Documents all pertinent information on the intraoperative course of patients on the anesthetic record with minimum amount of errors ( Performs other work duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Description-Requirements EDUCATION
Required: Degree requirements as defined by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners (TSBNE) for clinical licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Preferred: Master's degree in Nursing or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
Required: None.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:Required: All of the following:
Current State of Texas Professional Nursing license (RN).
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by the Council on Certification (or Recertification) of Nurse Anesthetist.
Advanced Practice Recognition as Nurse Anesthetist by the Texas Board of Nursing.

MAY BE REQUIRED:
Authorization for limited prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing.

WORK CONDITIONS:
Patient care environment.

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