30+ Days ago
St. Louis, MO
1 day ago
Reviews schedule and administers anesthesia to patients assigned.
Makes preop evaluations on all patients assigned to his/her care. Studies chart for results of history and physical, medical consults, and preop tests, to determine probable effects of anesthesia on the patient, and takes appropriate actions to correct abnormalities if possible. Initiates EKG, blood pressure and pulse oximeter monitors prior to induction.
Assists in positioning patient on operating table, taking care to protect the patient from injury.
Induces anesthesia on direction of attending surgeon.
Administers anesthesia under direction and supervision of anesthesiologist in collaboration with surgeon. Supports life functions during the administration of anesthesia, including induction and intubation. Maintains anesthesia at appropriate levels. Administers no more than one anesthetic at a time.
Assembles necessary supplies and equipment needed, and tests equipment to assure proper function prior to commencing anesthesia. Disassembles and cleans equipment according to policies of the department. Requisition necessary equipment, supplies, adjustments and repairs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree and advanced certifications
One year nursing experience
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certified RN Anesthetist (CRNA) - State of Work Location
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)