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The CRNA is responsible for administering anesthetic agents relative to anesthesia procedures, including the delineation of pre-anesthesia, under the direct supervision of a physician. This position is also responsible for providing quality care to the patient while under anesthesia, keeping the physician informed of the patient’s progress during maintenance of anesthesia and keeping accurate records of the patient’s status in accordance with local, state, federal and applicable laws.
Essential Functions - Duties & Responsibilities:
Tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Support life functions during the administration of anesthesia including induction intubation and emergency intubation. Is able to recognize and take appropriate corrective action for any abnormal response to the anesthesia administered and notifies the physician of any such changes.
- Ascertain that there is an appropriate pre-anesthetic examination recorded on the patient’s chart by the anesthesiologist. Complete the appropriate forms and pre-anesthesia evaluation.
- Review patient’s medical and surgical history, X-ray, lab, ECG reports and appropriate consents, in consultation with the involved physician(s).
- Assemble all equipment necessary for each specific patient and check for safety and function and record daily as required by all applicable laws.
- Provide observation and care until the patient has regained total control of vital signs and the patient’s reflexes are intact or until they have been relieved by a trained PACU RN.
- Maintain complete and accurate anesthetic records to include untoward reactions to anesthetic agents and/or drugs.
- Accompany patient to recovery room while maintaining adequate airway. Provides full report to recovery room nurse including patient’s surgery, vital signs, surgery performed, anesthesia and medications given along with any anticipated problems.
- Comply with all mandatory continuing education requirements of AANA recertification within the appropriate state.
- Follow drug control policies, participates in drug counts and resolves any discrepancies. Reportsunresolved discrepancies to supervisor.
- Participates in cost-saving policies and measures.
- Complies with all facility policies and procedures, as well as safety, disaster and fire prevention programs.
- Participates in QI/RM anesthesia activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree and must be a state certified CRNA
- Must be current ACLS certified
- Minimum of 2 years experience in anesthesia with appropriate state license to practice as a nurse anesthetist
- Must be fluent in English
- Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills
- Must be organized and work efficiently under pressure
- Must be patient-focused and compassionate
- Must be customer-service oriented
Laser Spine Institute - 20 months ago