Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Salem Hospital at Mass General Brigham Medical Group in Salem, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 8 days ago.





Job Description:

General Overview



Under the general supervision of the Lead CRNA and Physician Supervisor (Anesthesia trained, MGB clinical staff) incumbent provides anesthesia services to patients. Reviews patients' medical history, assists in the selection of the type of anesthesia, administers an anesthetic and monitors patients during the procedure. The incumbent is responsible for supplying documentation of continued registration as a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist).



Principal Duties and Responsibilities



  • Reviews patients' medical history. In collaboration with supervisors determines appropriate type of anesthetic to be used.

  • Prepares and evaluates the safety of anesthetic equipment, supplies and drugs.

  • Conducts the induction and maintenance of anesthesia under the direction of appointed supervisor. Administer general (intravenous / inhalation) and regional anesthesia.

  • Insert invasive monitoring lines required for an anesthetic and interpret the data.

  • Monitors the life support functions of patient during period of anesthesia, or surgery as needed. Assesses, interprets and treats physiologic responses to anesthesia that include oxygenation, circulation and ventilation. Keeps supervisor informed of patient's condition.

  • Records pertinent information concerning anesthetic course on patient's clinical chart.

  • Provides observation and care in the immediate post operative period until a report of pertinent information has been given to and responsibility for the patient accepted by the RN or MD covering the appropriate recovery area.

  • Responsible for supplying documentation of continued registration as a CRNA.






Qualifications

Qualifications



Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are licensed, registered, advanced practice nurses who have completed a postgraduate certificate or a master's degree in anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists must become certified by completing a national qualifying examination in the specialty of anesthesia. To maintain their license to practice anesthesia, CRNAs must be recertified biannually by attending 40 contact hours of continuing education programs.



Skills, Abilities and Competencies



  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, and pharmacology as related to anesthesia. The major clinical component provides experience with a variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures for all types of surgery and obstetrics.

  • Fluent in verbal and written language skills.

  • Cultural competence and language skills for the patient population is desired.






EEO Statement

Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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