Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Cherry Point, NC 28532

Job Category: Advanced Practice Nurse Job Number: 1218

Job Description

Currently recruiting a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in Havelock, North Carolina, to work in the Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU) at Naval Health Clinic, Marine Air Station Cherry Point. This position provides medical care to Active Duty military members, their family members and retirees. This job opening is for a full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist ( CRNA ), working 8 hour shifts (40 hours per week) Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7: 00 a.M. - 7: 00 p.M. DUTIES OF THE CRNA:
  • Provide a full range of nurse anesthetist services in accordance with privileges granted.
  • Administer anesthesia to any patient undergoing a surgical procedure, as designated by the attending physician.
  • Perform a pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation of the patient. This includes obtaining an informed consent from the patient, requesting consultations and/or diagnostic studies and ordering pre-anesthetic medications.
  • Perform an assessment immediately prior to induction of anesthesia of the patient. This shall include a review of the medical record with regard to completeness, pertinent laboratory data, time of administration and dosage of pre-anesthesia medication, together with an appraisal of any changes in the patient' s condition from that noted on previous visits. This note shall include any previous anesthetic experiences and complications thereof noted in the medical record.
  • Initiate the anesthetic plan by selecting the type of anesthesia.
  • Obtain consultations, as appropriate, with a staff anesthesiologist (i.E., patients meeting ASA classification 3 or greater; pediatric patients less than 3 months old)
  • Maintain the patient' s physiologic homeostasis and corrects abnormal responses to the anesthesia and/or surgery.
  • Collect and interpret patient physiological data by selecting, applying or inserting noninvasive monitoring modalities.
  • Manage the patient' s airway and pulmonary status.
  • Manage the patient' s emergence and recovery from anesthesia by maintaining homeostasis, providing relief from pain and anesthesia side effects and preventing and managing complications through selecting, obtaining, ordering and administrating medications, fluids or ventilatory support.
  • Remain with the patient as long as required by the patient' s condition relative to his/her anesthesia status and until responsibility for proper patient care has been assumed by other qualified individuals. Personnel responsible for post-anesthetic care are to be advised of specific problems presented by the patient' s condition.
  • Record all pertinent events taking place during the introduction of, maintenance of and emergence from anesthesia, including the dosage and duration of all anesthetic agents, other drugs, intravenous fluids and blood or blood components on all patients that have received anesthesia care.
  • Record post-anesthetic visits, including at least one note describing the presence or absence of anesthesia related complications within 48 hours of the procedure. While the number of visits will be determined by the status of the patient in relation to the procedure performed and the anesthetic administered, a visit should be made early in the postoperative period.
  • Discharge or release from PACU according to established criteria. Provide follow-up evaluation and care related to anesthesia complications and/or side effects.
  • Provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
  • Master' s degree in nursing or higher. Graduate from an academic program, approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse
    Anesthesia Programs (COA).
  • Graduate from a college or university accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In lieu of graduation from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program, the nurse may be a graduate from a State Board of Nursing or accredited nursing program.
  • Certified as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist from the American Association of Nurse
    Anesthetists (AANA) or the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse anesthetist
  • Possess experience as a certified registered nurse anesthetist of at least 24 months within the preceding 48 months.
  • Possess current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
  • Possess experience with peripheral and neuraxial regional anesthesia.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (required for access to Government computer systems)
  • Competitive starting pay
  • 17 days paid vacation and sicl leave per year
  • 10 paid Federal holidays
  • Health & Welfare benefit offsets cost of health insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Dental & vision plans
About The Arora Group
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty servicemembers, their families, and veterans. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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