The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a professional anesthesia provider who administers inhalation agents and any or all drugs, including narcotics, to provide adequate, safe anesthesia to patients during surgical, obstetrical and diagnostic procedures under the direction of or in consultation with a physician anesthesiologist, operating under an anesthesia care team model.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
License/Certifications: Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine, and successfully completed a course for Nurse Anesthesia at an accredited school. Must be currently certified as a Nurse Anesthetist by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Comprehensive understanding of all the procedures and equipment used to administer anesthesia to various age groups.
Analytic ability to prepare/participate in the anesthesia plan.
Ability to monitor patient’s condition and interpret data from various monitors during surgery.
Ability to assist in lifting/transporting patients.
Ability to operate and perform minor repairs on a variety of anesthesia equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, subordinates, other members of the anesthesia team and related hospital personnel.
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
At MaineHealth, exceptional people using the latest in advanced innovations help ensure that our northern New England communities are the healthiest they can be. From a full array of telehealth programs to the most sophisticated electronic medical records system, our clinical technology is second to none. But it’s our people who bring these medical advancements to life as they change the lives of the people in the communities we’re proud to serve.
As a non-profit family of high-quality healthcare providers, we’re working together to create strong, vibrant and healthy partnerships. We are an integrated healthcare delivery system made up of the state’s only academic medical center (and largest hospital), a large bio-medical research center, community hospitals, home care agencies, physician practices, an outpatient lab, and diagnostic and surgery centers. In addition to our clinical opportunities, MaineHealth also offers a variety of fulfilling careers in finance, human resources, information services, marketing, support services, and more!
The MaineHealth family of hospitals and healthcare organizations offers outstanding opportunities to work and live in one of the most spectacular areas of our nation. Our ongoing growth and focus on compassionate care mean a choice of challenging and rewarding career opportunities throughout our system – from mid-sized cities and small towns in the mountains to beautiful coastal communities.
The MaineHealth integrated health system includes: