The Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) is seeking a Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). This position reports jointly to the Clinical Lead CRNA and the Division Chief of Nurse Anesthesia (Chief CRNA).
Primary clinical responsibilities are (a) the administration of intravenous, inhalation and other anesthetics to patients in an operating and/or procedure room and (b) observing the physiological condition of patients while under anesthesia. In conjunction with these primary responsibilities (a) evaluates each assigned patient's physical state and plans the course of anesthesia, (b) obtains, assembles, operates, and/ or monitors anesthesia equipment and (c) ensures that all necessary supplies, drugs and anesthetic agents are available.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Independently researches new/unknown procedures, diseases, medications, and equipment.
Functions within safe parameters for quality/good patient care. Seeks assistance from attending anesthesiologist when appropriate. Uses critical thinking skills and adapts to changes as necessary.
Applies knowledge of pre-op, intra-op, and post-op in effective manner under normal conditions and under emergency conditions.
Demonstrates technical competence. Employs dexterity when performing anesthetic procedures.
Understands all anesthetic equipment used in the JHH OR, uses items to full advantage, and handles equipment carefully. Sets up all necessary equipment for a successful anesthetic course.
Pre-Anesthesia Assessment & Case Preparation:
Perform and documents timely pre-anesthesia assessments:
Review of medical history (including anesthesia, drug and allergy history); Focus physical examination (heart, lungs, airway, ASA classification); Plan for anesthesia care.
Obtains anesthesia informed consent.
Collaborates and consults with attending anesthesiologist prior to start of case on plan for anesthesia care (general, regional, combined, local, and sedation techniques) when applicable.
Anticipates key procedures and assures an anesthesia environment (e.g., supplies & equipment including anesthesia machine check, fluid warmers, blood, any
Internal Number: 32439-en_US
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