Under general supervision of the Clinical Director (Anesthesia trained, MGH clinical staff) incumbent provides anesthesia services to patients. Reviews patients' medical history, assists in selection of type of anesthesia, administers anesthetic, monitors patient during procedure, and provides immediate post-anesthesia care. Incumbent is responsible for supplying documentation of continued registration as a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist). Position located at MGH Danvers
Under the medical direction of an Anesthesiologist the CRNA may:
Obtain health and medical history, perform physical examination, and construct problem lists
Collect, record, and interpret patient data
Order appropriate laboratory, radiologic, and other diagnostic studies Interpret studies performed/ordered
May initiate consultation and referrals
Assess patients to determine need for physician attention
Provide direct patient care before, during, and after procedures requiring anesthesia
Make professional decisions for anesthesia care based upon a comprehensive health assessment
Maintain professional standards of health care before, during, and after an anesthetic
Prepare and evaluate the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs Insert invasive monitoring lines required for patient care during anesthesia and interpret the data
Provide administration of general anesthesia (intravenous/inhalation), neuraxial anesthesia, regional anesthesia and monitored anesthesia care to appropriate patients
Assess, interpret and treat physiologic responses to anesthesia that include oxygenation, circulation, ventilation, temperature and metabolism
Provide postoperative analgesia for pain management
Obtain informed consent for the following anesthesia and related procedures:
Monitored anesthesia care
Central venous lines
Pulmonary artery catheters
Registered Nurse Anesthetists are licensed, registered, advanced practice nurses who have completed a post graduate certificate or a master's degree in anesthesia.
Nurse anesthetists must become certified by successfully completing a national qualifying examination in the specialty of anesthesia.
To maintain their license to practice anesthesia, CRNAs must be re-certified biannually by attending 40 hours of continuing education programs.
Have knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as related to anesthesia.
Have the ability to take direction from and work with personnel at all levels of the organization
Possess a strong sense of initiative and perseverance to carry through to completion of tasks; ability to take ownership and responsibility for activities Possess skills to work efficiently and effectively and strive to do so in all aspects of position
Have the ability to utilize appropriate problem solving and conflict resolution skills
Possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to work effectively with clinicians, administrators, and other professionals
Have cultural competence and compassion for patient population
Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct; demonstrate forthrightness and integrity
Be highly motivated, independent and capable of performing in a complex environment
Have the ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly and to ensure confidentiality guidelines are maintained by staff
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