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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

at GI Associates

Posted: 10/20/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1395834
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

  • 30-Apr-2020 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Wausau, WI, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administers anesthetics and monitors the anesthetized patient during Endoscopic procedures. While working within the guidelines and scope of practice of a CRNA, the CRNA is an integral part of the GI Associates sedation care team and works collaboratively with the physician endoscopists, nurses, and patient care team.

  • Provides all aspects of the sedation continuum (local, IVCS, MAC) as appropriate to provide each patient an optimal procedural experience.
  • Evaluates the patient pre-operatively by interviewing and examining the patient.  Assesses data and selects appropriate anesthetic and administers anesthetics in accordance with clinical privileges delineated.
  • Monitors, interprets, and evaluates information derived from patient assessment and monitors intra-operatively and protects patients' life functions and vital organs.  Communicates with physician related to planned anesthesia and changes in patient status.
  • Works daily as part of the procedural care team, adapting to each patient's sedation needs.
  • Prepares drugs and performs IV insertion, intubation, hemodynamic balance, and airway management in routine and acute medical situations. 
  • Monitors the patient's post-operative care and performs evaluation of the patient.
  • Maintains detailed records of all medication administered, noting any unintended response.
  • Assures all needed supplies are present for anesthesia care.
  • Maintains accounting of controlled substances.
  • Participates in professional peer review process.
  • Evaluates anesthesia medications, equipment and patient care supplies for sedation use in the Endoscopy Center.
  • Communicates directly with Provider Team to ensure appropriateness of recommended sedation care.
  • Serves as Anesthesia Professional Liaison. 
  • Works closely with the GIE Center Director and Medical Director to assure proper training for the GIE care team about sedation needs of GIE patients.
  • Assists with development of anesthesia protocols, policy development, and training as needed.
  • Attends nursing team meetings as needed.

Experience/Educational Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited RN and Nurse Anesthesia program required.
  • Certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) required.
  • Current RN and APNP Licensure with the State of Wisconsin required.
  • BLS and ACLS Certification required.

Full-Time (40 hours - 5 days per week) or Majority-Time (32 hours - 4 days per week) will be considered.  No nights, weekends, or holidays!