Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist CRNA will administer anesthetics to patients undergoing medical, dental, and surgical procedures. They will work under the direction of the attending surgeon, dentist, or anesthesiologist. Duties will include getting supplies and equipment ready for procedures, studying and interpreting pre-surgical tests to determine how the anesthetic will affect the patient, and assuring that an adequate blood supply is on hand in case of an emergency.
In addition to administering the prescribed anesthetic, the CRNA will monitor the patient’s vital signs and communicate the information to the physicians. They will also perform other tasks during these medical procedures, such as inserting artificial airways, administering oxygen, and attempting to prevent surgical shock. In addition, they may be required to assist with stabilization of patient and coordination of evacuation of patient to medevac center.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required
Experience: Prefer 2-3 year’s experience as CRNA, but new Graduates welcome
Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Graduate of accredited school of anesthesia by the AANA. Certified registered nurse anesthetist with Alabama licensure. Registered by the Alabama Board of Nurse Examiners.
ACLS, PALS, and BCLS through AHA required within orientation period.