Anesthetist

  • Altru Health System
  • 1200 S Columbia Rd Grand Forks North Dakota 58206-6002 United States
  • Posted: Apr 11, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

 

Job Summary

The Anesthetist performs a complete preanesthetic assessment and appropriate care according to patient diagnosis and physician orders. This position formulates the plan of care around the patient's response to the anesthetic. The Anesthetist provides education and corrective action as needed for the patient.

Essential Job Functions  

Provides anesthesia care which is appropriate to the patient diagnosis, age and physician orders, following the CRNA Scope of Practice.

Performs a thorough and complete preanesthetic assessment according to standard operating procedure.

 

Obtains informed consent for the planned anesthetic intervention from the patient or legal guardian and documents this on the patient record.

Provides education regarding anesthesia care and evaluates the patient’s response.

Formulates, implements and adjusts the anesthesia plan of care to adapt to the patient’s response to the anesthetic, initiating corrective actions as required.

Completes all documentation according to standard operating procedure.

Identifies high risk situations and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
  License, Certification & Registration

Title

Credentialing Body

Timeframe When Needed

Verified By

 

Registered Nurse

North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) or Compact State Agreement

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Registered Nurse Anesthetist - Certified

North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Prior to Start Date

HR Primary Sources

Basic Life Support (BLS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Within 2 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Within 2 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue

Within 2 Months of Start Date

Learning Management System

 

Education & Experience  

Degree/Diploma

Program of Study

Required/Preferred

   

Master's

Nursing

Required

 

 

Experience

Required/Preferred

   

A minimum of 1 year of related experience

Preferred

 

Knowledge & Skills

Title

Required/Preferred

 

Ability to work with several different patient care units and level of care providers.

Required