Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

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Nurse anesthetist provides administration of general anesthesia (intravenous/inhalation), neuraxial anesthesia, regional anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care to appropriate patients.

Nurse Anesthetist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective nurse anesthetist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included nurse anesthetist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Active involvement in acute postoperative pain management of the surgical patient utilizing various techniques and pharmacological agents
To check and clean anesthesia equipment in assigned area at the termination of a case
Responsible for all techniques, drugs, and equipment used in the administration of anesthesia to all patients undergoing any and all forms of surgical and/or diagnostic procedures
Using proper techniques, works with attending anesthesiologist to administer anesthetics
Upholds the missions of St
Conducts and maintains the anesthetic
Develop an anesthetic plan based on a preanesthetic evaluation
Perform or supervise the performance of the anesthetic experience in collaboration with an anesthesiologist and/or appropriate physician throughout the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of anesthesia and surgery
Administer analgesia and anesthesia for the labor and delivery process
Document the anesthetic process to include physiological and psychological reactions to anesthesia and surgery

Nurse Anesthetist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Nurse Anesthetist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACLS, BLS, CPR, CRNA, HP, PALS

Education for Nurse Anesthetist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the nurse anesthetist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing, Education, Science, Graduate, Education Program, School of Nurse Anesthesia, Education Programs, Department of Education, Nursing Education

Skills for Nurse Anesthetist

Desired skills for nurse anesthetist include:

Customer service
Skill in interpersonal relations
Adaptability and change management
Anatomy and physiology
Anesthesia machines and monitors
Pharmacology of anesthesia drugs
Techniques
Healthcare and community resources
Anesthesia equipment

Desired experience for nurse anesthetist includes:

Provide consultation and service for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway management
Conduct medical research on diseases of military importance, and conduct, supervise, and participate in graduate medical education and training of other medical personnel needed to sustain a robust medical system
Graduation from a Nurse Anesthesia program and board certification within the last 9 months
Pre-operative and immediate post-operative visits to patients, reporting the findings to the Anesthesiologist
Complete an accurate and thorough assessment of patients and develop a plan of care for anesthesia
To maintain clinical records and document charges

Nurse Anesthetist Examples

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Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a nurse anesthetist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for nurse anesthetist
  • Selects, trains, motivates, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff to ensure maximum utilization of individual and group capabilities, while providing optimal service to both internal and external customers
  • Communicates with faculty, Department Administrator, and Department Chair regarding CRNA recruitment, work environment, disciplinary action and patient complaints
  • Provides clinical guidance to medical students in order to contribute to their clinical training
  • Prepares work schedules for CRNAs, approves VSL requests, and submits hourly time sheets for PRNs and CRNAs
  • Ensures CRNA staff meets CRNA educational requirements, and are credentialed and recertified as required
  • Demonstrates Professional Competence in Managing Anesthetic
  • Provides Competent Post Anesthetic Management
  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Anesthesiology, manages the operations of the nurse anesthetist division, which includes care provided with the Operating Room, Vascular Access, GI Lab, Labor and Delivery, and other areas within the hospital
  • Works collaboratively with members of the medical, nursing, finance, planning and marketing staffs to develop business, operational and marketing plans
  • Is accountable for the annual operational budget and financial management for the nurse anesthetist division
Qualifications for nurse anesthetist
  • A minimum of one year post-training pediatric experience
  • Excellent clinical, organization and communication skills coupled with the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment will be essential to your success at HSS
  • Bachelors degree also required
  • Graduate of an approved program of nurse anesthesia accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • Registered Nurse - NH State
  • Board Eligible or certified by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
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Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse anesthetist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for nurse anesthetist
  • Manage patients’ airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy and extubating
  • Monitor patients’ responses including skin color, pupil dilatation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques
  • Demonstrates proficiency in use of department and hospital computer applications such as E Learning, Outlook email, and the Saturday OR sign-up process
  • HSS encourages and supports professional growth and development, recognizes individual contributions, and offers unique and highly competitive compensation packages
  • Collaborates with MDA Site leaders to develop and periodically evaluate quality measures that relate to site practice that ensures and promotes patient safety
  • Communicates with Division Director and Administrative Chief CRNA regarding CRNA affairs, work environment, disciplinary action and patient satisfaction accolades or concerns
  • Assists Administrative Chief in Site related orientation and training of new hires
  • Actively participates in walking rounds daily through assigned location to provide visibility to staff, inspect work environment, report and correct any patient or staff safety concerns immediately with site leadership and to the Administrative Chief CRNA
  • Encourages participation in morning and shift change huddles with staff for daily operational information and handoff pertinent to work flow
  • Prepares work schedules for CRNAs, approves VSL requests, submits hourly time sheets for CRNA Staff, and communicates with Administrative Chief CRNA regarding daily operations
Qualifications for nurse anesthetist
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and strong computer skills preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Anesthesia Education Program with a Master’s degree in a related field or graduation from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education programs prior to January 1998
  • Must have sufficient sensory capacity to observe the patient and patient monitors
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both academic and health care settings
  • Must show evidence of effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and effectively
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Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse anesthetist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nurse anesthetist
  • Participate in a team approach to ensure appropriate patient assessments, anticipate patient care needs, prevent avoidable complications, and achieve optimal patient conditions
  • Administer anesthesia to patients under direct monitoring by anesthesiologists
  • Review medical history, evaluate patients, and determine proper methods of anesthesia under the direction of anesthesiologist
  • Assess the condition of a patient and discussion about the whole treatment and procedure
  • Prepare patients for the entire procedure, included IV placement and other monitoring devices
  • Assist with preparing patient for induction and emergency procedures
  • Select, order, and administer medications under direction of anesthesiologist
  • Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests
  • Prepare preoperative assessments including health histories and physical examinations
  • Develop the Anesthesia Care Plan with the anesthesiologist
Qualifications for nurse anesthetist
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or another appropriate baccalaureate degree from an approved nursing program
  • Five years of experience as a Nurse Anesthetist
  • Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse and APRN license issued by the State of Minnesota and successful completion of the certification examination administered by the AANA Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetist
  • Skilled in managerial duties
  • NBCRNA certification
  • Be a graduate of an accredited school of nurse anesthesia
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Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of nurse anesthetist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for nurse anesthetist
  • Maintain appropriate patient records including quality assurance documentation
  • Complete postoperative evaluations in accordance with department policies
  • Support perioperative providers
  • Function in accordance with all institutional policies and guidelines
  • Maintain licensure, certification, credentialing, and current BLS and ACLS status at all times
  • This position requires radiation exposure and the requirement to wear the appropriate (PPE) personal protective equipment
  • Must be able to fulfill required weekend obligations
  • Must be self-directed, reliable, demonstrate initiative and motivation to work independently, and demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Serve as preceptor/daily supervisor for student nurse anesthetist clinical training experiences
  • Foster a high level of patient and staff satisfaction
Qualifications for nurse anesthetist
  • Minimum of 1 year experience as a CRNA
  • Experience as a CRNA in smaller setting (without anesthesiologist supervision), OB, newborn/infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric experience preferred
  • All candidates will be required to upload professional licenses and certifications
  • Must have current OB Anesthesia Experience
  • At least 2 years of experience strongly preferred
  • One year of experience as a CRNA required
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Nurse Anesthetist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a nurse anesthetist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for nurse anesthetist
  • Maintains current licensure requirements for CRNA practice
  • Peri-Anesthesia Care
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Perform and document a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient
  • Develop and implement an anesthetic plan of care, including monitoring modalities and post-anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care
  • Select, obtain and administer the anesthetic plan of care, including induction, maintenance and emergence phase anesthesia
  • Recognize alterations in physiologic responses to the surgical procedure and/or the anesthetic, takes appropriate action and notifies the responsible physician as indicated
  • Recognize alterations in physiologic responses to the surgical procedure and/or the anesthetic, take appropriate action and notifies the responsible physician as indicated
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age of the patient served
  • Recognize alterations in physiologic responses to the surgical procedure and/or the anesthetic, take appropriate action and notify the responsible physician as indicated
Qualifications for nurse anesthetist
  • Must have a strong understanding of pre-anesthesia medications and post-anesthesia medications
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and an accredited school of nurse anesthesia• New graduates are encouraged to apply
  • 2-3 years of experience as a CRNA preferred but new graduates will be considered
  • Certification as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists and the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Prefer 1 year experience as a CRNA
  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing with a current license to practice in New York State

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