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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Full Time

Atlantic, IA 50022

Posted: 10/26/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Surgery Job Number: 43304 Setting:

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Full Time 

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:

  1. Anesthesia Administration:

    • 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.
  2. Patient Evaluation:

    • Perform pre-anesthesia evaluations, including physical assessments, medical history reviews, and necessary tests, to develop tailored anesthesia plans for individual patients.
  3. Intraoperative Monitoring:

    • 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.
  4. Emergency Management:

    • Respond to emergencies or complications that may arise during anesthesia administration, such as allergic reactions, changes in patient condition, or adverse drug interactions.
  5. Anesthesia Techniques:

    • Utilize various anesthesia techniques, including general, regional, local, and sedation anesthesia, based on the procedure, patient's health status, and surgeon's preferences.
  6. Patient Advocacy:

    • 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.
  7. Collaboration:

    • Work closely with surgeons, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated care and optimal patient outcomes.
  8. Documentation:

    • Maintain detailed records of patients' medical histories, anesthesia plans, administered medications, and intraoperative monitoring data.
  9. Pain Management:

    • Monitor and manage patients' pain levels during and after procedures, adjusting anesthesia as needed to provide optimal pain relief.
  10. Continuous Learning:

    • Stay current with advancements in anesthesia techniques, pharmacology, patient care, and safety protocols through ongoing professional development and continuing education.
  11. 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.
  12. Critical Thinking:

    • Make quick decisions and adapt to changing situations while maintaining a focus on patient safety and well-being.
  13. 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 

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