Responsible for administering anesthesia and monitoring patient’s vital signs. Oversees patient recovery from anesthesia through minimally invasive procedures. Ensures smooth recovery after procedures.
- Performs and documents a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient by obtaining an appropriate health history.
- Administers anesthesia and monitors patient during outpatient procedures.
- Implements, monitors and adjusts patient's physiologic condition as appropriate for type of anesthesia and specific patient's needs.
- Transfers the responsibility for care of the patient to other qualified providers post-operatively to assure continuity of care and patient safety.
- Supports Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center procedures.
- Initiates the anesthetic technique which may include: regional, local and sedation.
- Selects, obtains and administers the anesthetic, adjuvant and accessory drugs and fluids necessary to manage the anesthetic.
- Selects, applies and inserts appropriate non-invasive and invasive monitoring modalities.
- Manages a patient’s airway and pulmonary status.
- Implements acute and chronic pain management modalities.
- Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
- Acts as a resource to pre-anesthesia and post-anesthesia nurses.
- Partners with supervising anesthesiologist to formulate appropriate care plans for patients undergoing procedures.
- Brings to the attention of supervising anesthesiologist any concerns regarding general and acute health of patients and how it may affect clinical outcomes of anesthetics and procedures.
- Accepts additional responsibilities which are within the expertise of the individual CRNA and appropriate to the practice setting.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Ethics: Practices ethically; Integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide practice; demonstrates compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of all people; advocates for healthcare consumer’s rights to informed decision-making and self-determination; maintains therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries; safeguards privacy and confidentiality of healthcare consumers, and their data and information [Standard of Professional Performance (SPP) 7].
- Informing and Communicating: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message [SPP 9].
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treat others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others [SPP 10].
- Professional Development: Actively identifies in new area with preceptor learning opportunities and unit specific competencies; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance contribution to the organization [SPP 12, 15].
- Evidence-based Practice and Research: Integrates evidence and research findings into practice; Articulates the values of research and its application relative to the healthcare setting; identifies questions in the healthcare setting and practice that can be answered by nursing research; uses current evidence-based knowledge, including research findings, to guide practice; incorporates evidence when initiating change in practice [SPP 13].
- Quality of Practice: Contributes to quality nursing practice: Ensures practice is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient centered; identifies barriers and opportunities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability, timeliness, and patient centeredness; recommends strategies to improve nursing quality [SPP 14].
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
- Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing required from an accredited Nurse Anesthetist Program.
- Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a CRNA preferred.
- Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Colorado RN license. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license. CRNA certification by National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Active BLS and ACLS required, PALS preferred.
$135.00 per hour