Summary:

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have the main responsibilities of administering anesthesia for all types of surgical cases, from the simplest to the most complex, and monitoring patients through their surgeries. They also have the task of ensuring that their patients have a smooth recovery after their surgery. 

CRNAs provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists and other qualified health care professionals and practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered, including traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms, ambulatory surgical centers, dentists' offices, pain management clinics, and more. 

CRNA: Includes, but not limited to:

Perform and document the pre-anesthesia assessment and evaluation of the patient. 

Review, request, and order (as permitted by state law), laboratory/diagnostic studies. 

Obtain informed consent for anesthesia.

Select, obtain, order, and administer preanesthetic medication or treatment. 

Select, obtain, prepare, and use equipment, invasive and non-invasive monitors, supplies, and drugs for the administration of sedation, anesthesia, and pain management services.

Perform all aspects of airway management

Facilitate recovery from anesthesia by evaluating patient response, and selecting, ordering, and administering medications, fluids, and ventilator support to maintain patient stability during transfer.

Initiate and administer respiratory support to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the post anesthesia period. 

Evaluate the patient’s response to anesthesia and surgery; take appropriate corrective action during the post anesthesia period. 

Manage emergency situations by assessing, stabilizing, and determining disposition of patients, including providing airway management, administration of emergency drugs and fluids, and using basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques.

Place and manage regional anesthetic techniques, as outlined by his or her clinical privileges or granted special privileges, and may include but is not limited to: epidural, caudal, plexus or TAP blocks.

Insert and manage peripheral, arterial, pulmonary catheter, or central venous lines and catheters. 

Consult with respiratory care providers and implement respiratory and ventilator care.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 2 years recent working experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (not including clinicals) able to work independently in surgery centers or hospitals
  • Current State RN license 
  • National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • Current ACLS Card
  • Current BLS Card
  • Valid Identification/Driver's License
  • Current TB Screening
  • Malpractice Insurance 1M:3M 
  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process
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