Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Job Description Template

This certified registered nurse anesthetist job description sample can help you create a job ad that will attract the best qualified candidates. Feel free to revise this description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements, based on this structure and organization. You can also get even more ideas about how to write your job description by browsing our nurse anesthetist job listings.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

[Intro paragraph] Your first few sentences will introduce the prospective certified registered nurse anesthetists to your company, culture, and working environment. So, take advantage of this opportunity to sell your hospital or medical facility to job seekers and set yourself apart from competing CRNA listings.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides pre-anesthetic preparation and patient evaluation.
  • Ensures patient identification and obtains appropriate health history.
  • Recommends, requests, and evaluates pertinent diagnostic studies.
  • Documents pre-anesthetic evaluation.
  • Obtains informed consent for anesthesia.
  • Selects and/or administers pre-anesthetic medications.
  • Selects prepares and administers anesthetic agents or other agents administered in management of anesthetic care.
  • Informs anesthesiologist and/or surgeon of changes in patient’s condition.
  • Provides anesthesia induction, maintenance, emergence, and post anesthesia care.
  • Inserts invasive line catheter/devices.
  • Performs tracheal intubation and extubation, airway management.
  • Provides mechanical ventilation.
  • Performs venous and arterial punctures.
  • Obtains blood samples. Performs and manages regional anesthetic.
  • Manages patient’s fluid, blood, electrolyte and acid base balance.
  • Provides perianesthetic invasive and non-invasive monitoring utilizing current standards and techniques.
  • Responds to abnormal findings with corrective action.
  • Recognizes and treats cardiac dysrhythmias through use of perianesthetic electrocardiogram monitoring.
  • Evaluates patient response during emergence from anesthesia. Institutes pharmacological or supportive treatment to insure adequacy of patient recovery from anesthesia and adjuvant drugs.
  • Provides post anesthesia follow-up, report, and evaluation of patient’s response to anesthesia and for potential anesthetic complication.
  • Identifies and manages emergency situations. Initiates or participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Performs or orders equipment safety checks as needed.
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment and notifies supervisor of needed equipment adjustments/repairs.
  • May perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise, competency and licensing necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and to direct the provision of care on the unit.

[Work Hours & Benefits] Here is a good place to in your nurse anesthetist job description to highlight working hours and benefits specific to your facility. Potential nurse anesthetist applicants want to learn things like team size, nurse-to-patient ratios, and shift rotations. You can also describe the benefits that set you apart, like childcare reimbursements, commuter benefits, and tuition credits.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Qualifications/Skills:

  • Strong patient assessment skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, customer service, adaptability, and change management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing PC applications

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited nurse anesthesia program
  • Two (2) years of anesthesia care in acute setting experience preferred
  • Valid state RN License (must meet education requirement(s) for state licensure)
  • Valid state APRN Recognition (must meet education requirement (s) for state recognition and obtain within six (6) months of hire)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
  • Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by the American Heart Association
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Taxonomy code required at time of hire

[Call to Action] Now you need to get nursing candidates to apply and show them how, with a powerful call to action. For instance, advise prospective CRNAs whether you’d like them to submit an application via “clicking on the apply button at the top of the job listing” or if you’d rather them email a resume to a specific person at your hospital or clinic.

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