at University of Kansas Hospital in Great Bend, Kansas, United States
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Great Bend Hospital
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Position Summary / Career Interest:A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who practices both autonomously and in collaboration with a variety of health providers on the interprofessional team to deliver high-quality, holistic, evidence-based anesthesia and pain care services. The CRNA cares for patients at all acuity levels across the lifespan in a variety of settings for procedures including, but not limited to, surgical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pain management.
Clinical responsibilities of the CRNA are delineated by his or her clinical privileges and may include:
* Perform and document the preanesthesia assessment and evaluation of the patient.
* Review, request, and order (as permitted by state law), laboratory/diagnostic studies.
* Obtain informed consent for anesthesia and related services.
* Select, obtain, order, and administer preanesthetic medication or treatment.
* Develop and implement an anesthesia care plan.
* Select, obtain, prepare, and use equipment, invasive and non-invasive monitors, supplies, and drugs for the administration of sedation, anesthesia, and pain management services; perform safety checks as needed.
* Select, order, obtain, and administer analgesic and anesthetic agents, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids, or blood products necessary to provide anesthesia services.
* Perform all aspects of airway management, including fiberoptic intubation.
* Facilitate emergence and recovery from anesthesia by evaluating patient response, and selecting, ordering, and administering medications, fluids, and ventilator support to maintain patient stability during transfer.
* Initiate and administer post-anesthesia pharmacological or fluid support of the cardiovascular system.
* Initiate and administer respiratory support to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the postanesthesia period.
* Evaluate the patient's response to anesthesia and surgery; take appropriate corrective action during the postanesthesia period.
* Provide postanesthesia follow-up evaluation and care.
* Discharge the patient from the postanesthesia care unit.
* Implement acute and chronic pain management modalities.
* Manage emergency situations by assessing, stabilizing, and determining disposition of patients, including providing airway management, administration of emergency drugs and fluids, and using basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques.
* Place and manage regional anesthetic techniques, as delineated by his or her clinical privileges or granted special privileges, and may include:
o Plexus, major and peripheral nerve block
o Intravenous regional anesthesia
o Upper and lower extremity block
o Diagnostic and therapeutic nerve block
o Transtracheal, topical, and local infiltration block
o Retrobulbar block
o Intracapsular, intercostal, and ocular block
o TAP block
o Insert and manage peripheral, arterial, pulmonary catheter, or central venous lines and catheters.
o Provide care to patients in intensive care in accordance with facility policy.
o Provide patient and caregiver education.
o Perform arterial puncture to obtain arterial blood samples.
o Consult with respiratory care providers and implement respiratory and ventilator care.
* Using an interdisciplinary approach, including consultation or referral to another clinician, as appropriate, integrate non-pharmacologic pain management treatment modalities (e.g., hypnosis, acupuncture, massage, meditation, reflexology, relaxation techniques, biofeedback, counseling, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or therapeutic manipulation).
* Perform advanced and interventional pain management using drugs, regional anesthetic techniques or other accepted pain relief modalities with or without fluoroscopic guidance.
* Utilize ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT guidance, or emerging imaging technology, as appropriate. Increased clinical responsibilities may be added as additional education and experience is obtained by the individual practitioner.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
* Ability to perform clinically as a nurse anesthetist in the facility setting on a regular basis.
* Ability to operate, use, and interpret data from a wide variety of equipment to perform anesthesia care as well as necessary perioperative or operating room care to support the safety and wellbeing of the patient while they are under the direct... For full info follow application link.
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