Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Full Time
Atlantic, IA 50022 US
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Connected Health Care is partnered with a well-known facility located in Atlantic Iowa in search of a full-time CRNA. This facility is looking for a qualified and experienced candidate to join and be a strong addition to the team. If you are a CRNA looking for your next opportunity, this may be for you!
A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in providing anesthesia care to patients undergoing medical procedures. CRNAs play a critical role in ensuring patient comfort, safety, and optimal outcomes during surgery, childbirth, and various medical interventions. The job description for a CRNA typically includes the following responsibilities:
- Assess patients' medical history, current condition, and anesthesia needs to determine the appropriate type and dosage of anesthesia.
- Administer and monitor anesthesia during surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures, ensuring patients are appropriately sedated, pain-free, and comfortable.
- Perform pre-anesthesia evaluations, including physical assessments, medical history reviews, and necessary tests, to develop tailored anesthesia plans for individual patients.
- Continuously monitor patients' vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and EKG readings, during procedures to ensure their stability and well-being.
- Respond to emergencies or complications that may arise during anesthesia administration, such as allergic reactions, changes in patient condition, or adverse drug interactions.
- Utilize various anesthesia techniques, including general, regional, local, and sedation anesthesia, based on the procedure, patient's health status, and surgeon's preferences.
- Educate patients about the anesthesia process, potential risks, benefits, and post-operative care.
- Address patients' questions, concerns, and anxiety to promote their understanding and confidence in the procedure.
- Work closely with surgeons, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated care and optimal patient outcomes.
- Maintain detailed records of patients' medical histories, anesthesia plans, administered medications, and intraoperative monitoring data.
- Monitor and manage patients' pain levels during and after procedures, adjusting anesthesia as needed to provide optimal pain relief.
- Stay current with advancements in anesthesia techniques, pharmacology, patient care, and safety protocols through ongoing professional development and continuing education.
Patient Safety and Quality Care:
- Adhere to strict safety protocols, infection control measures, and ethical standards to ensure patient safety and provide high-quality care.
- Make quick decisions and adapt to changing situations while maintaining a focus on patient safety and well-being.
Teamwork and Communication:
- Collaborate effectively with the surgical team and communicate important information to ensure a coordinated and efficient surgical environment.
The role of a CRNA requires a high level of clinical expertise, strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure. CRNAs are trusted professionals who play a vital role in ensuring patients' comfort and safety during medical procedures.
-RN License Iowa
-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
-Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP)
-Experience in critical care settings
-Pass National Certification Examination (NCE) administered bu the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)
-Continuing education as CRNA
If you are interested in learning more, please contact :
Meredith Lusby - Account Manager