Department: Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Hours: 40 hrs/wk Monday-Friday, (varied)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Preanesthesia Assessment & Case Preparation:
Performs and documents timely preanesthesia assessments.
Review of medical history, focused physical examination, and plans for anesthesia care.
Obtains anesthesia informed consent.
Collaborates and consults with attending anesthesiologist prior to start of case on plan for anesthesia care.
Orders and administers pre-anesthetic medications and fluids.
Selects, applies, and inserts non-invasive and invasive monitoring devices.
Selects and administers anesthesia, sedation, adjuncts and accessory drugs and fluids.
Manages patient airway and pulmonary status.
Demonstrates understanding of relevant clinical issues, recognizes priorities in clinical situations; aware of own limits; appropriate use of tests and procedures.
Maintains effective communication with team including briefing and debriefing discussions.
Facilitates emergence and recovery from anesthesia and transport to recovery area, providing thorough report to receiving unit in a timely manner.
Postanesthesia Evaluation & Management:
Implements acute and chronic pain management.
Performs and documents timely postanesthesia evaluation and discharges patient from recovery area when appropriate.
Provides a complete report of patient's anesthetic course and any pertinent information necessary to accurately transfer care of the patient.
Facilitates room turnover in a timely fashion.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing or diploma from an educational program in nurse anesthesia approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. If the Nurse Anesthesia program was completed after January 1, 2008, then the program must be a Master's Degree or higher. Must be certified by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (or Recertification) or from another certifying body approved by the Board, or in the process of acquiring such certification. Current Maryland State RN and CRNA license. Current CPR certification. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
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