This position reports jointly to the Clinical Lead CRNA and the Division Chief of Nurse Anesthesia (Chief CRNA).
Primary responsibilities are (a) the administration of intravenous, inhalation and other anesthetics to patients in an operating room and (b) observing the physiological condition of patients while under anesthesia. In conjunction with these primary responsibilities (a) evaluates each assigned patient's physical state and plans the course of anesthesia, (b) obtains, assembles, operates, and/ or monitors anesthesia equipment and (c) ensures that all necessary supplies, drugs and anesthetic agents are available.
Pre-anesthesia Assessment & Case Preparation:
Perform and documents timely pre-anesthesia assessments: Review of medical history (including anesthesia, drug and allergy history); Focus physical examination (heart, lungs, airway, ASA classification); Plan for anesthesia care
Obtains anesthesia informed consent
Collaborates and consults with attending anesthesiologist prior to start of case on plan for anesthesia care (general, regional, combined, local, and sedation techniques) when applicable
Anticipates key procedures and assures an anesthesia environment (e.g., supplies & equipment including anesthesia machine check, fluid warmers, blood, any
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