Opening with Northern Arizona Healthcare

Flagstaff, AZ

full-time
Inpatient and outpatient

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has acquired a Masters's level education and Nursing Board certification in anesthesia.

  • Under the CMS-defined Medical Direction model, collaborates with the Anesthesiologist as part of the Anesthesia Care Team in assessing, planning and conducting an anesthetic, as well as recovering our perioperative patients from their anesthetic experience.
  • Performs their role in a wide variety of patient-care settings, including surgical, obstetric and endoscopy.
  • Practices within the professional standards set forth in the Arizona Nurse Practice Act and the scope of practice outlined in the NAH clinical privilege and credentialing guidelines as well as the respective department of anesthesiology policies.
  • Performs an anesthesia-focused patient physical exam and history.
  • Reviews previous anesthetic records, along with most recent lab and diagnostic studies.
  • Reviews the current list of medications, allergic reactions and other drug use.
  • Considers risk/benefit profile for each anesthetic choice and discusses with an Anesthesiologist.
  • Participates in the informed consent process as part of the Anesthesia Care Team.
  • Utilizes specific airway management skills including tracheal intubation, supraglottic airway and mask ventilation, while preventing aspiration of gastric contents
  • Maintains current understanding and best practice for managing pharmacologic agents in the delivery of anesthesia, including inhaled anesthetic agents, IV analgesics, induction agents, neuromuscular blockers and reversal agents.
  • Maintains knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics with regard to dosage administration and side-effect profile.

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Qualifications

  • Current Arizona unrestricted RN license and Prescribing license- Required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- Required
  • Master's Degree in Nursing
  • Post Master's certification from a COA-accredited Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program


Posted March 15, 2021