Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - PRN Duke Raleigh Hospital
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Administer anesthetics to render patients insens ible to pain duringsurgical, obstetrical and other medical procedures. p>
Administer general anesthetics to rende r patients insensible topain during surgical, obstetrical and other medi cal procedures; takenecessary remedial action to aspirate secretions fro m throat larynx andtrachea as required.Determine, set up and prepare nec essarydrugs, supplies and equipment for the administration of anesthetic s;assemble gas machine and test to insure proper functioning; ensureavai lability of proper type blood for emergency use.Studypatient records to determine probable effects of anesthetic on patient;monitor vital signs during course of procedure; take necessary actionto ensure a near normal physiological status of the patient.Prepare patients for anesthesia to include explainingprocedures and positioning patient on operating room t able; recordcondition of patient and type of anesthetic used on patient' s chart.Assist in moving patient from operating room to recovery area;ch eck patient periodically and take remedial measures to alleviateunfavora ble post anesthesia effects as required.Supervise andinstruct student nu rse anesthetists in the administration of generalanesthetics; assist in evaluating clinical performance and progress;instruct residents, interns and allied health students in theprocedures and techniques of anesthesi ology.Disassembleequipment and clean work area; report necessary equipme nt repairs andadjustments to proper personnel.Maintain records of eachan esthetic administered and prepare periodic reports related toactivities. Perform other related duties incidental to the workdescribed herein.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level Ch aracteristics
Master's degree from a school of nurse anesthesia approved by the State Accrediting Agency and the Council on Accreditation of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) required.
None required above education/training requirement.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compactRN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. Eligibility for certification by the AANA as a certified Nurse Anesthetist is required.
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