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Certified Nurse Anesthetist

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Weston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details

Responsibilities:

  • Performs pre-anesthetic evaluation of patients, writes appropriate notes in chart, orders and evaluates appropriate laboratory work.
  • Formulates an anesthetic care plan based on current knowledge concepts, and scientific principles, explains procedures to patient and answers questions as necessary.
  • Writes preoperative notes, charts accurate anesthesia record, maintains confidentiality and demonstrates concern for patient and family.
  • Administers anesthesia according to commonly accepted standards of the AANA and FANA.
  • Maintains appropriate knowledge of anesthesia equipment, follows standard medical practice in the induction, maintenance and emergencies of anesthesia.
  • Ensures sterile technique is preserved and work area is free of obstacles.
  • Monitors patient continuously throughout the anesthetic with appropriate documentation, recognizes abnormal physiological responses and takes corrective action, requests appropriate tests when needed, and provides emergency care when necessary.
  • Maintains responsibility for safe emergence from anesthesia under accepted, standard guidelines.
  • Transfers patient to appropriate recovery room, ICU personnel and remains until report is given and patient condition is stable.
  • Recognizes expected or abnormal patient responses in postoperative setting and initiates corrective measures.
  • Evaluates patient outcomes on a regular basis.
  • Maintains completed and up-to-date documentation and files at all times including products and service quotes.
  • Communicates with colleagues and patients regularly.
  • Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as outlined by JCAHO.
  • Follows Code Blue protocol.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Anesthetist Program.
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of infection control practices.
  • Cognizant of the physical and general characteristics of the various age related groups.

Certifications:

  • Florida Nurse Anesthetist License. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in Florida.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Complexity of Work:

  • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:
  • World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
  • Has verbal knowledge of Dr. Lower's Credo: A PATIENT is the most important person in this institution - in person or by mail. A PATIENT is not dependent on us - we are dependent on him. A PATIENT is not an interruption of our work - he is the purpose of it. A PATIENT is not an outsider to our business - he is part of it. A PATIENT is not someone to argue or match wits with. A PATIENT is a person and not a statistic. He has feelings, emotions, biases, prejudices and wants. It is our job to satisfy him.
  • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
  • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.

Work Experience:

  • One year Critical Care Nursing.

Physical Requirements:

  • Essential Duties: This position requires the knowledge of Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital, Clinic and Surgical Services policies and procedures. The ability to communicate with staff physicians, peers and other departments within the facility. Interpersonal skills to work with peers on a close unit and also with patients and patients' family.
  • Physical Requirements: This position requires prolonged periods of standing with a mixture of light, moderate and heavy physical work. Ability to lift patients or assist in lifting patients is required. Patient care may require reaching, pulling, pushing, bending and stooping.
  • Working Conditions: The individual works in a bright, well-lit unit with state of the art medical monitoring equipment. The unit is air-conditioned. The potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens, body fluids, or potentially infectious material is at a moderate risk level. The employees are provided with personal protective materials and are offered hepatitis B screenings and immunizations.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Personnel are provided with personal protective equipment since the risk of exposure is at a moderate to high level.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Fort Lauderdale , Certified Nurse Anesthetist, Other , Weston, Florida

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