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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Hourly-Surg Anesthesiology-PRN

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:


The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist has the responsibility and accountability for providing advanced nurse practice while administering anesthesia to patients. This position is responsible for preparing and administering anesthesia agents to surgical and obstetric patients. CRNA's work with direction and/or direct supervision of a physician. Responsibility and accountability of anesthesia services lies with the Service Chief for Anesthesiology.
The CRNA will perform the following duties: assess patients peri-operatively, perform patient history and physical, review patient records to determine health status, review results of diagnostic tests, treatments and orders as appropriate, make post-op rounds, provide patient and family education.
Routine procedures performed include: draw venous/arterial blood, administer general, regional and local anesthesia, administer injections, place NG tubes, administer local infiltrative anesthesia, placement of central venous lines and Swan Ganz lines with the direct supervision of the physician.
Providing regional anesthesia under the direct supervision of the anesthesiologist includes: topical, infiltration, spinal, epidural, intravenous, upper and lower body blocks and other peripheral blocks. Initiate Orders/Transcribe Orders of Collaborating Physician (treatment/diagnostic/medication)to be countersigned by the physician within 24 hours.
Intravenous catheter placement and administration of: fluids, blood and/or blood products, muscle relaxants, vasoactive and cardiac drugs. Other responsibilities include mechanical ventilation, resuscitation techniques, cardiopulmonary bypass technique, auto transfusion, hypotensive and hypertensive care and hypothermia.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. He/she shall support the CHRISTUS strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).


Assesses The Physical, Psycho-Social, Spiritual, Cultural, Functional and High Risk Needs of the Patient
Performs Patient History and Physical Reviews Patient Record to Determine Health Status
Reviews Results Of Diagnostic Tests, Treatments And Orders
Collaborates Plan Of Care With The Patient Care Team
Monitors Patient Peri-Operatively
Rounds On Patients As Requested Draw Venous/Arterial Blood
Placement Of Central Venous Lines
Placement Of Swan Ganz With The Direct Supervision Of The Physician
Performs Venipuncture And Manages Fluids
Inserts Ng Tubes Mechanical Ventilator Auto Transfusion
Provides Anesthesia Including General, Regional Local And Moderate Sedation
Consistently Monitors Patients According To Standards Peri-Operatively Provides Regional Anesthesia Only Under The Direct Supervision Of The Anesthesiologist
This Includes Spinal, Epidural, And Iv Regional Block
Obtains Knowledge Of And Demonstrates Compliance With Infection Control And Safety
Practices Standard Precautions Practices Appropriate Disease Specific Isolation
Appropriately Handles And Disposes Of Unused Medications
Keeps Work Area Clean And Cares For Equipment At Completion Of Case
Takes Measures To Assure A Safe Patient Environment
Obtains Training Prior To Initial Use Of Equipment
Assures Equipment Is Working Properly
Participates In Time-Out Procedure
Demonstrates The Ability To Safely And Competently Administer Medication
Understands Actions, Side Effects, Contra-Indications Of Drugs
Adheres To Medication Policies, Practices And Standards
Safely Administers Fluids, Blood And Blood Products, Muscle Relaxants, Vasoactive Drugs, Cardiac Drugs
Assures The Rights Of The Patient/Family Are Respected And Maintained
Allows For Privacy


Master of Science in Nursing
APRN License in state of employment
American Heart Association Basic Life Support

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Per Diem As Needed

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Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Shreveport , Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Hourly-Surg Anesthesiology-PRN, Healthcare , Shreveport, Louisiana

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