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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

at BTL Technologies, Inc.

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 913

Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTRACT AWARD

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) duties include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring anesthesia care and manage patient anesthesia experience. Performing preoperative evaluations and preparations. Administration of spinal, epidural, local infiltration, IV regional, peripheral nerve blocks, and general anesthetics. Monitoring and managing patient reactions to anesthesia and surgery. Initiation and management of fluid therapy and transfusion of blood products. Performance of post-operative evaluation and management of post-operative complications.
  • Providing regional and/or general anesthesia care for the following subspecialties: general surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, cardiothoracic, vascular, adult dentistry, pediatric dentistry, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, urology, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthopedics, plastics surgery, podiatry, and dermatology.
  • Providing routine and emergency anesthesia care for neonatal through geriatric patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classifications I-VI.
  • Administer diagnostic and therapeutic nerve blocks in the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
  • Responsible for planning and executing anesthesia plan, responding to adverse reactions and emergencies and collaborating with Anesthesiologists or other specialists as necessary.
  • Maintenance of all records as required at SAMMC.
  • Ensures cleanliness and maintenance of anesthesia equipment
  • Ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiographic and diagnostic tests and evaluate findings.
  • Functioning as an independent anesthesia provider responsible for planning and executing anesthetic management plans, responding to adverse reactions and emergencies, and collaborating with anesthesiologists, or other specialists as indicated.
  • Ordering the use of mechanical ventilators in the PACU, intensive care unit or other acute care setting as indicated. Interpret arterial blood gas and pulmonary function test results and evaluate findings.
  • Providing consultation services for members of the MTF staff for purposes of specialty area training. Serve as a clinical educator to staff members, student nurse anesthetists, paraprofessionals and ambulatory clinics as required.
  • Participating in MTF professional staff conferences and other professional activities including regular staff meetings, surgical services meetings, and anesthesia service meetings as directed by the Chief, Anesthesia Nursing Services. 
  • Serve as adjunctive clinical instructor/faculty members in the phase II U.S. Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing and assist with training of other paraprofessionals.
  • Complying with MFT and OSHA safety procedures and policies.

QUALIFICATIONs and Educational REQUIREMENTS:

 The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA):

 ·        Must be a graduate of an approved anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessors.

  • Must be currently certified or recertified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • Must possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia 
  • Must possess current, valid, and unrestricted licenses as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in any of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Must possess current ACLS and BCS certifications.
  • Must have prior experience in the delivery of and monitoring of all types of anesthesia utilized in the delivery of surgical anesthesia to include but not limited to general endotracheal, subarachnoid block and epidural and intravenous regional techniques.
  • Must possess a minimum of one year of hands-on clinical anesthesia experience as well as current experience (minimum three months within the last twelve) providing epidural anesthesia.
  • Must maintain all licensure, registration, and certification credentials as current. Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements, as prescribed by the NBCRNA, must be current.
  • Must provide appropriate CME documentation to the COR or designated government representative within one month after all CME accredited events as directed.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate communication with patients and other health care providers.
  • Previous experience with providing anesthesia care to complex high acuity patients with critical illnesses and traumatic injuries.
  • Must possess basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office is required. Familiarity with the Innovian anesthesia information management system is desirable. .
  • Previous experience in clinical anesthesia education of staff personnel, student nurse anesthetists and paraprofessionals is highly desired.