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.
Flat Rate: $115