The CRNA furnish care related to anesthesia and pain management for individuals undergoing surgery or some type of medical procedure. This includes patients in childbirth and those with chronic pain. These nurses are also experts at critical care and airway management.
Masters degree in nursing.
Certification from the National Board of Certification for Nurse Anesthetists.
Knowledge and training in medical terminology, keyboarding, and computer skills preferred.
Previous experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Broad range of administrative and technical skills in the context of the healthcare environment.
Impacts activities in other work areas on a frequent basis and contributes in multiple work areas.
Make decisions based on departmental policy.
Demonstrates critical thought process and can work independently.
Provides feedback to assist with decision making process.
Works well with others.
Documents detailed information in patient chart.
Requires listening skills to maintain cooperative associations.
PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITY:
He or she works closely with a physician or anesthesiologist to provide patients with anesthesia-related care of all levels prior to and after many kinds of procedures.
Carefully evaluate and prepare patients and work with the physician in charge to deliver the best anesthesia plans for the patient.
Provide patients with anesthetic care before, during, and after procedures, taking care to monitor vitals and continually evaluate patients as they progress.
Greets each patient warmly and cheerfully.
Correctly documents in patient’s medical record.
Performs other job duties as assigned.