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Company: South Shore Health System
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryCertified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice nurses responsible for administering anesthesia and monitoring patients during surgeries and other medical procedures. Due to their specialized skill set, they are experts in critical care and airway management.Job Description

  • Provides pre-anesthetic preparation and patient evaluation.
  • Ensures patient identification and obtains appropriate health history.
  • Recommends, requests, and evaluates pertinent diagnostic studies.
  • Documents pre-anesthetic evaluation.
  • Obtains informed consent for anesthesia.
  • Selects prepares and administers anesthetic agents or other agents administered in management of anesthetic care.
  • Informs anesthesiologist and/or surgeon of changes in patient's condition.
  • Provides anesthesia induction, maintenance, emergence, and post anesthesia care.
  • Inserts invasive line catheter/devices.
  • Performs tracheal intubation and extubation, airway management.
  • Provides mechanical ventilation.
  • Performs venous and arterial punctures.
  • Obtains blood samples. Performs and manages regional anesthetic.
  • Manages patient's fluid, blood, electrolyte and acid base balance.
  • Provides perianesthetic invasive and non-invasive monitoring utilizing current standards and techniques.
  • Recognizes and treats cardiac dysrhythmias through use of perianesthetic electrocardiogram monitoring.
  • Evaluates patient response during emergence from anesthesia. Institutes pharmacological or supportive treatment to insure adequacy of patient recovery from anesthesia and adjuvant drugs.
  • Provides post anesthesia follow-up, report, and evaluation of patient's response to anesthesia and for potential anesthetic complication.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment and notifies supervisor of needed equipment adjustments/repairs.
  • May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency and licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to direct the provision of care on the unit.Requirements
    • Skilled in airway management techniques and chronic pain management.
    • Must possess superb communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Solid understanding of current anesthesia practices and techniques.
    • Strong patient assessment skills
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, customer service, adaptability, and change management
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing PC applications
    • Bachelor's degree in Nursing or relevant undergraduate degree.Graduate of accredited nurse anesthesia program
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience working as a CRNA in an acute setting.
    • RN License required
    • Valid state APRN Recognition preferred
    • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) required
    • ACLS
    • BLS

Keywords: South Shore Health System, Weymouth , CRNA, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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