Provides clinical services as a nurse anesthetist and administers various types of anesthesia, provides therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, and airway management of patients undergoing surgical, OB, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and airway management for any critical care or Emergency Room patient
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for the management of nurse anesthesia services in collaboration with departments of anesthesia, surgery, OB, and nursing administration
Assumes responsibility for safe and proper operation and quality control of equipment, techniques, and procedures; and analyzes and evaluates activities to assure established quality patient care
Administers anesthetics and monitors patients in the operating room and OB/GYN patients to include unexpected and planned deliveries, epidural and anesthesia monitoring
Participates in the pre-operative assessment, formulation and implementation of the anesthetic plan, and initiation of the post-operative pain regimen.
Follows hospital policy on security of controlled substances and medication guidelines to include Omni-cell, barcode administration, Alaris Pump and epidural pump compliance.
Checks the readiness, availability, cleanliness, and working condition of all equipment to be utilized in the administration of the anesthesia care.
Takes appropriate precautions to minimize the risk of infection to the patient, the Nurse Anesthetist, and other healthcare providers.
Adheres to appropriate safety precautions, as established within the institution, to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, electrical shock and equipment malfunction.
Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
Performs other duties as assigned pertinent to the role of CRNA.
Graduate of a Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.