CRNA – Per Diem


The CRNA provides anesthesia services to patients undergoing both surgical and non-surgical procedures at ***** ***** *****. The CRNA reviews patients’ medical history, selects type of anesthesia, administers anesthetic, monitors patients during procedures, and provides immediate post-anesthesia care. The CRNA may collaborate with anesthesiologists, surgeons or other physicians as needed but otherwise has full practice authority as an anesthesia provider.

Roles Responsibility
Manages patients' airway or pulmonary status using techniques such as endotracheal intubation and extubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, and respiratory therapies, Selects, prepares, or uses equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics, Selects, orders, and administers anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids or blood products, Performs pre-anesthetic screenings including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and documents results, Develops and executes an effective anesthetic plan, Monitors patients' responses including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output using invasive and noninvasive techniques, Responds to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques, Develops anesthesia care plans, Obtains informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures, Assesses patients' medical histories to predict anesthesia response, Performs and evaluates the results of diagnostic tests such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs), Performs or manages regional anesthetic techniques such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks, and intravenous blocks, Evaluates patients' post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur, Administers post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients' cardiovascular systems, Discharges patients from post-anesthesia care, Instructs nurses, residents, interns, students or other staff on topics such as anesthetic techniques, pain management, and emergency responses, Maintains quality and safety protocols and follows ***** policies and procedures, Remains up to date with the latest advances in the anesthesia field including the introduction of new medical equipment and techniques, Assumes responsibility for own continuing education and developmental needs to maintain competencies, attends meetings, workshops, and conventions to enrich personal knowledge, growth and skill in providing care for patients, Performs other duties as assigned
Desired Qualification
Graduate of accredited nurse anesthesia program, Current, valid Registered Nurse (RN) License in the state of Massachusetts, Advanced practice license as a Nurse Anesthetist (APRN/NA) issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), Current DEA license required, Must continue to maintain active DEA licensure, Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association, Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification by the American Heart Association
Per Diem
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