Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Hourly-Surg Anesthesiology
Company: CHRISTUS Health
Posted on: September 21, 2023
The CRNA 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. CRNAs 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 Health. It is expected that the associate demonstrate
behavior consistent with the Core Values. He/she shall support the
CHRISTUS Health strategic plan and the goals and direction of the
Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
- Master of Science in Nursing
- APRN License in state of employment
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support
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