Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

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University of MD Capital Region Health
Published
August 29, 2019
Location
Cheverly, Maryland
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  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

    Job ID 2019-5910 Shift Various FTE 1.0 Start/End of Daily Work Schedule Varied Type Full Time Facility Prince George's Hospital Center Department 136724-Anesthesiology

Overview

Performs inductions of anesthesia and maintains anesthesia at required levels; Supports life functions during periods in which anesthesia is administered, including airway support and intubation; Recognizes and takes appropriate corrective action and seeks consultation with Anesthesiologist as needed; Performs technically accurate and responsible regional blocks.

Responsibilities

  • Interviews patient, reviewing chart, checking laboratory results and results of any pre-op test ordered.
  • Determines ASA classification.
  • Formulates anesthesia care plan based on patient outcome.
  • Consults with anesthesiologist for approval and sign-off.
  • Assembles and checks anesthesia equipment in all areas of hospital as required. Recognizes the need for invasive monitoring and route of insertion applicable to each specific patient and surgical procedure; participates in assembly and insertion of CVP, SwanGanz, arterial lines and other necessary monitoring.
  • Re-assesses ASA classification immediately before induction.
  • Administers general and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) accurately and safely, including ASA levels 3.4 and 5, emergencies, trauma cases, OB anesthesia and pediatric anesthesia.
  • Assembles equipment and medication for regional anesthesia and monitors and administers regional anesthesia in conjunction with the anesthesiologist.
  • Monitors and evaluates physiological functions, recognizing abnormal patient response to anesthesia and adjunctive medications; communicates significant changes in status, fluid intake, urine output, blood loss, lab results, etc. to supervising Anesthesiologist.
  • Recognizes, reports to supervising Anesthesiologist and records hazards and unsafe situations.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, initiating appropriate intervention, reports to supervising Anesthesiologist and records.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in stressful environment by prioritizing and implementing corrective action based on the situation.
  • Provides observation, monitoring and resuscitation of patients en route to recovery room or special care unit according to protocol.
  • Provides concise, comprehensive anesthesia report to recovery room or unit nurse.
  • Completes anesthesia record, narcotic sheet and other required records in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Participates in departmental Quality Assurance program, including completion of the anesthesia complications form, according to protocol.
  • Participates in departmental in-service education program.
  • Responds quickly to trauma and code calls throughout hospital.
  • Demonstrates skill in intubation and airway.
  • Participates in resuscitation efforts as needed.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a professional nurse and CRNA within the State of Maryland.
  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Graduate of school of Nurse Anesthesia accredited by Council on Accreditation of American Association of Nurse Anesthetist. Successfully has passed qualifying exam for certification as a nurse anesthetist.
  • Re-certified every two years by the Council on Re-certification of Nurse Anesthetists.
  • Obtains and maintains privileges through the Medical Staff.
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