Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 20, 2022
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(United States of America) CRNA This is a Stanford Health Care
job.A Brief OverviewREQUIREMENTS: Entry level.The Certified
Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) functions under this Nurse
Anesthetist Job Description approved by the Interdisciplinary
Practice Committee (IDPC). In collaboration with the attending
physicians in the Department of Anesthesiology, and through
implementation of standardized procedures, the CRNA is responsible
for selecting and administering anesthesia to pediatric and adult
patients undergoing surgical procedures in the Operating Room (OR),
or to patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures
outside the OR under the supervision of an
anesthesiologist.Specific functions pertaining to the Department of
Anesthesiology are established by the CRNA and his/her supervising
physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing
administrators, the IDPC, the Credentials & Privileges Committee,
the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Committee
and the SHC Board Credentials, Policies and Procedures
Committee.LocationsStanford Health CareWhat you will do
- A. A CRNA may provide only those medical services which he/she
is competent to perform, and which are consistent with the CRNA's
education, training and experience, and which are performed under
the supervision of an anesthesiologist who is responsible for the
patients cared for by that CRNA.
- B. A CRNA shall consult with an anesthesiologist regarding any
task, procedure or diagnostic problem which the CRNA determines
exceeds his/her level of competence.
- C. Scope of Practice of the CRNA:
- Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical
exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on patients,
according to written standardized procedures. [see Standardized
Procedure: Assessment & Management of Patients]
- Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as
indicated upon evaluation of the patient, according to written
standardized procedures. [see Standardized Procedure: Assessment &
Management of Patients]
- Orders, obtains and administers pre-anesthetic and anesthetic
agents, and adjuvant drugs for administration through general,
regional or local techniques, according to written standardized
procedures. [see Standardized Procedure: Administering, Ordering,
Furnishing or Prescribing of Drugs; Formulary Protocol]
- Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency,
according to written standardized procedures where applicable.
- Obtains informed consent, as indicated.
- Evaluates patient to identify apparent or potential
difficulties with airway management, if indicated.
- Discusses anesthesia and/or treatment plan based on identified
assessments and physical findings.
- Explains tests, procedures and disease processes to patients
and their families, as indicated.
- Obtains, prepares and uses all equipment, monitors, supplies
and drugs used for the administration of anesthesia and sedation
techniques, performs and orders safety checks as needed.
- Observes, monitors and records vital signs, respiratory
stability, adequate gaseous exchange, types of fluids and/or blood
loss evaluation and replacement and other critical parameters.
- Inserts invasive monitoring lines for an anesthetic and for
interpretation of physiologic data.
- Performs all aspects of airway management.
- Recognizes abnormal patient response during anesthesia,
selecting and implementing corrective action and requesting
consultation whenever necessary. Provides airway management,
administration of emergency fluids and drugs, and uses basic or
advanced life support techniques.
- Keeps the surgeon/proceduralist and responsible
anesthesiologist informed of patient's condition as needed.
- Documents anesthetic in accordance with legal and regulatory
requirements; records type of anesthetic used.
- Evaluates patient response during emergence from anesthesia and
instituting pharmacological or supportive treatment to insure
patient stability during transfer.
- Performs post-anesthesia follow-up and evaluation of patient's
response to anesthesia in the recovery room, taking appropriate
corrective actions and requesting consultation when indicated.
- Communicates with the assigned anesthesia faculty member, as
needed, before, during and after surgery.
- Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency
and according to written standardized procedures where
- Ensures compliance with legal, regulatory, and clinical
policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.Education Qualifications
- Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or
- Graduate of a CRNA program accredited by the Council on
Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
- Doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited college or
university preferred.Licenses and Certifications
- RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure And/Or Compact State
- BLS - Basic Life Support and
- ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- CRNA - Certified Nurse Anesthetist These principles apply to
ALL employees:SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient &
Family ExperienceStanford Health Care sets a high standard for
delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and
families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must
adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families
and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's
patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered
interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower
patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.You
will do this by executing against our three experience pillars,
from the patient and family's perspective:
- Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective
- Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at
better outcomes and better health
- Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through
coordination Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC)
strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and
non-discrimination in -all of -its policies and practices,
including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not
discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex,
sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion,
age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status,
medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or
disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all
genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified
applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an
individualized assessment of the conviction and the job
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