A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who practices under physician supervised patient care and in collaboration with a variety of health providers on the interprofessional team to deliver high-quality, holistic, evidence-based anesthesia and pain care services. Cares for patients at all acuity levels across the lifespan in a variety of settings for procedures including, but not limited to, surgical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pain management.#CB
1. Ability to perform clinically as a nurse anesthetist in the facility setting on a regular basis.
2. Ability to operate, use, and interpret data from a wide variety of equipment to perform anesthesia care as well as necessary perioperative or operating room care to support the safety and wellbeing of the patient while they are under the direct care of the CRNA.
3. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively collaborate with various clinical staff and other disciplines.
4. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served.
5. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.
6. Knowledge of infection prevention and control techniques.
7. Ability to maintain confidential records.
8. Ability to implement and adhere to facility policies and procedures.
A. Work Experience
Three years of experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist required.
1. Current Texas or compact RN license to practice in the State of Texas.
2. Current Texas/Compact APRN License
3. Currently certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
4. Current CPR, ACLS and PALS required.
C. Education and Training
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
2. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Nurse Anesthesia required, accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor.