Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) | Pediatric | Full-time | Morgantown, WV
Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Registered
Morgantown, WV

DirectShifts is searching for a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - Pediatric in Morgantown, WV.

Summary

  • The CRNA provides anesthesia for all types of pediatric patients undergoing surgical or other procedures necessitating anesthesia as part of the anesthesia care team with an anesthesiologist.
  • Anesthesia will be provided according to standards of care and the standards of the Department of Anesthesiology in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • The CRNA will provide care for the patient from the preoperative through postoperative destination.
  • The CRNA will provide continuous vigilant observation and monitoring of the patient’s status in response to any administered anesthetic and makes necessary adjustments.
  • Provides timely notification to attending anesthesiologist regarding any and all critical events, changes in status, or any condition that threatens the safety or care of the patient.

Responsibilities 

  • Takes appropriate precautions to minimize risk of infection to patients, families, and coworkers.
  • Participates in the pre-anesthetic evaluation, anesthetic plan, and management of any unforeseen physiologic changes.
  • Performs techniques such intravenous catheter placement, ultrasound guided intravenous or arterial catheter placement.
  • Monitors patient’s physiologic response to anesthetic and recognize abnormal patient responses to anesthesia while informing anesthesiologist of any adverse events, changes, or critical events in a timely fashion.
  • Manages anesthetics starting in pre-operative through induction, maintenance, and emergence from anesthesia and or delivery to ICU or appropriate recovery area with report given to receiving team.
  • Administers intravenous fluids, blood, and blood products as indicated for patient’s condition.
  • Excluding emergencies, necessary blood and blood products transfused after Hct or Hgb are known and plan discussed with anesthesiologist.
  • Appropriately documents all necessary data points in the patient’s electronic health record/anesthesia record.
  • Performs all required safety checks on anesthesia equipment and verify presence of necessary supplies before case, including procuring and assembling supplies as indicated if anesthesia technician is not available.
  • In accordance with departmental policies and regulatory standards, CRNA will receive report from pre-op RN to review informed consents, ID correct surgical site, and review any pre-op antibiotics or medications during SBAR report with OR RN in pre-operative area.
  • Participates in surgical pause in the intraoperative phase of care.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with all members of the perioperative team.
  • In a life-threatening emergency, functions to provide care in the absence of an anesthesiologist.
  • Participates in the orientation, and/or teaching of a variety of learners including SRNA’s, residents, medics, nurses, etc.
  • Obtains, administers, wastes, and documents accurately any controlled substances according to hospital and departmental policy as well as state and federal guidelines.
  • Depending on departmental needs, may work nights, weekends, or holidays.
  • Depending on departmental needs, may be on call.
  • Routinely assigned to pediatric patients.
  • May be assigned to adult patients for part or all of a work day.

Education, Certification, And/Or Licensure

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nurse Anesthesia.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in West Virginia.
  • Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in West Virginia.
  • Current certification with National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
  • Active membership in American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Experience

  • One (1) year of experience as a CRNA.
  • Completion of a minimum 15 pediatric anesthesia cases < 6yrs of age.
  • Must maintain 15 Class A credits with pediatric focus every two years.

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