Registered Nurse - Certified Anesthetist (CRNA)
Catholic Health Initiatives - Dickinson, ND

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Job Summary:
This job is responsible for directing and coordinating members of the care team, focusing on the provision of individualized quality patient care consistent with organizational standards. Develops the patient plan of care in partnership with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and patient/family. A qualified anesthesia provider involved in the administration of anesthesia and related services as delineated by state licensing guidelines, hospital rules and regulations, and supervisory physician.

Essential Duties:
Manages and coordinates the care of patients in a defined care delivery model, utilizing the nursing process, which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

Supervises and/or provides all nursing care provided to an assigned patient population. Any delegated care is based on the abilities and limitations of care personnel and patient acuity. Continually monitors the performance of the team members reporting to the RN and adjusts the delivery of care or clinical technique appropriate to the patient.

Collaborates and communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary team.

Accountable for patient/family education in collaboration with interdisciplinary care team and patient/family.

Documents nursing care and patient status in accordance with the nursing process and standards of care.

Provides a safe environment and promotes quality patient care through adherence to established standards.

Identifies opportunities for and participates in performance improvement activities.

Demonstrates competent professional practice, and engages in opportunities for professional growth.

Contributes to the productivity and professional environment of the department.

Performs related duties as required.

Performs pre-operative assessment of patient by obtaining medical and surgical history, reviews patient’s chart and lab data to classify patient according to ASA classifications.

Adequately prepares patient in holding area according to their history an anesthesia needs.

Evaluates patient’s cardiopulmonary status and airway to assure adequate airway management.

Interprets arterial blood gasses, pulmonary function studies and any parameters necessary to evaluate adequacy of ventilation.

Keeps complete record of the anesthesia administered as to the patient’s physical condition before, during and after anesthesia.

Delivers patient into post- anesthesia care unit, relays information to personnel pertinent to immediate condition and care.

Records vital signs and condition of patient at this time on the anesthesia record.

Participates in the development and implementation of the unit- based quality assessment and improvement plan.

Demonstrates a willingness to assist other staff members in completing their assignments.

Demonstrates an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care strives to manage situations to reduce risk.

Demonstrates a sound knowledge of physiological principles by choosing the appropriate intravenous therapy and appraising the indication for blood replacement and utilizes appropriate methodology.


Current North Dakota Registered Nurse License

Current North Dakota Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist License

Capable of meeting the physical and emotional demand of the position

Certified in BLS and ACLS

PALS preferred

Additional Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.


Nursing - RN

Primary Location

ND-Dickinson-St Joseph's Hospital And Hlth



Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period


Weekends Required




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