Administer general anesthesia and select regional anesthetics for surgical patients and other related services, such as radiology. Support life functioning during the period anesthesia is administered. Insert select invasive monitoring devices and perform airway management procedures. Take appropriate corrective action for unexpected or abnormal patient responses during anesthetic delivery.
Plans anesthetic management in collaboration with attending anesthesiologist.Assures availability and proper functioning of equipment, supplies and medications.
Assures that an appropriate pre-anesthesia evaluation has been completed. Reassess the patient's condition and state of readiness for the planned anesthetic immediately prior to induction.Uses clinical knowledge and judgment to administer anesthetic agents, monitor vital signs and provide resuscitative care to maintain or stabilize the patient's condition in the perianesthetic period.
Provides anesthesia care consistent with policies, rules and regulations of KFHPW.Accurately records anesthetic events on the anesthesia record in a prompt and legible fashion.
Reports the patients perianesthetic course and related information to the personnel responsible for post anesthesia care.Communicates with the attending anesthesiologist about changes in the patient's condition that have impact on the perianesthetic course.
Records post-anesthetic interviews on the patient's medical records. This recording should include the date, time and a description of presence or absence of anesthesia-related complications. Any complications should be reported to the attending anesthesiologist.Participates in departmental activities. Participates in the department's programs of continuing education. Offers professional skills to other departments.
Master's degree in nursing with a post-masters certification in anesthesia.
License, Certification, Registration
Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) in Washington by date of hire/transfer.
Certified as a CRNA by the AANA Council on Certification by date of hire/transfer OR eligible for certification exam.