CRNA
Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles, CA

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Under the medical supervision of an Anesthesiologist, administers general & regional anesthesia for all types of surgical, obstetrical, & other procedures that require anesthesia services, to patients of various age groups including: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, & geriatric in accordance w/ hospital & departmental standards of care. Such intervention may include, but not be limited to: airway management; maintenance of fluid balance; homeostasis; monitoring; response to emergencies related to airway management & cardiopulmonary resuscitation; & management of patients on ventilators.Essential Functions:- Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws- Complies with organizational rules, policies, & procedures (i.e, JCAHO, Title 22, Regional & Department requirements)- Evaluates patients pre-operatively by interviewing & examining patient; reviews chart for relevant information- In collaboration with the anesthesiologist selects anesthetic for patient based on pre-operative examination- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional, & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of each age group served: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, & geriatric- Selects anesthetic for patient based on pre-operative examination- Evaluates patient's response to pre-medication- Communicates with surgeon & anesthesiologist regarding special concerns of patient- Checks anesthesia equipment daily & between cases to assure safe operating condition- Prepares drugs for administration- Administers anesthesia in accordance with delineated clinical privileges & any conditions or restrictions imposed thereof- Monitors the patient intraoperatively- Evaluates operative & post-operative condition of patient & takes necessary action to maintain stability- Evaluates the patients postoperatively (within 24 hours)- Precepts student nurse anesthetists- Maintains an accurate accounting of controlled substances in accordance w/ departmental guidelines- Maintains equipment & supplies as outlined in department policies & procedures- Complies with organizational rules, policies, & procedures (i.e., JCAHO, CAC Title 22, Regional & Department requirements)- Establishes & maintains courteous & cooperative relations when interacting with public, patients, staff, & other personnel- May perform other duties within scope of licensure/certification as requiredQualifications: Basic Qualifications:- Graduate of an educational program in Nurse Anesthesia accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Schools.- CRNA eligible and must achieve certification within five months of date of program completion to continue employment.- Certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) approved and accepted by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.- Certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist issued by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists and/or Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists- Valid BCLS card- Valid AHA ACLS and/or PALS card where required.- Valid and current California RN license.- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007 - Experience in anesthesia for major procedures involving extensive monitoring & fluid, blood, & electrolyte replacement for various age group patients- CRNA eligible & must achieve certification within 5 months of date of program completion to continue employment- CRNA's must demonstrate both technical/clinical & professional skill & ability along with all related techniques & procedures within the scope of practice as defined by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs- Recent OB experience and demosntrated OB knowledge required- Additional skills are required in charting & documentation, knowledge of equipment & supplies, productivity, job & personal maturity communication, & education & staff developmentPreferred Qualifications:-Previous experience as a CRNA preferred-Previous OB experience and knowledge of OB proceduresNotes:- Able to work all shifts, all areas (OR, OB)-This is a temporary position for 9 months
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