Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Crna)

Cary Medical Center | Caribou, ME, United States

Posted Date 11/08/2022


Full Time and Part Time opportunities

Job Summary: Evaluate patients preoperatively and develop anesthesia care plan; directly

administer anesthesia, and reevaluate patients postoperatively working under the supervision of a

Board certified, or Board eligible Anesthesiologist.

Essential Duties:

  1. Interview patients in a timely fashion.
  2. Order appropriate preoperative tests.
  3. Discuss risks and alternatives.
  4. Interpret clinical and diagnostic data.
  5. Consult with Anesthesiologist when appropriate.
  6. Develop anesthesia plan in collaboration with the anesthesiologist, patient and/or family.
  7. Display ability to place invasive lines/monitors needed for peri-operative monitoring.
  8. Successfully accepted standards of care in the administration of anesthesia in these areas:

a) General: induction, airway management, emergence and extubation

b) Regional: placement and management of spinal, epidural and peripheral blocks

c) IV monitored sedation

  1. Obtain blood specimens for peri-operative testing.
  2. Use competent clinical judgment in the monitoring of patients throughout the peri-operative period.
  3. Perform venipuncture within the parameters of size/age/development.
  4. Airway access procedures are performed within the parameter of size and age development.
  5. Identify stages of growth and development.
  6. Interpret physical assessment findings appropriately for age of patients.
  7. Consider age-specific administration of anesthesia/sedation.
  8. Institute appropriate intervention when necessary.
  9. Request assistance when indicated.
  10. Reevaluate patients postoperatively.
  11. Accurately complete documentation and charge information for appropriate billing.
  12. Perform as part of the hospital code team when available.
  13. Demonstrate effective airway management during emergencies.
  14. Assist with the post code evaluations and makes recommendations for improvement.
  15. Attend department meetings and workshops as needed to maintain professional competencies.
  16. Continue to update knowledge and skills through individual educational goals.
  17. Regularly participate in the peer review process.
  18. Acquire a minimum of 50 CEUs every two years.
  19. The AANA Council on Recertification per CPC (Continued Professional Certification program) have instituted the following changes:
  • Class A credits (assessed CCE): 60 credits every four year cycle.
  • Class B credits (professional development): 40 credits every four year cycle.
  • Core Modules: Every four years; however, optional for first four year cycle.
  • CPC Examination: every eight years; does not affect certification status until 2032/2033.

28. Establish effective working relationships with all members of the anesthesia and surgical

services team.

29. Interact professionally with physicians and other hospital personnel.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Meet the identified organizational requirements, work habits, and promotes a collaborative & cooperative work environment.
  2. Perform other work-related duties as assigned, and assist in overall department operations as needed.
  3. Ability to set priorities, multi-task and work in an organized manner.
  4. Complies with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.


Education, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  1. Maintain current Maine RN licensure, and AANA certification.
  2. Maintain current BLS and ACLS.

Physical Demand Requirements:

  1. Standing: up to 4 hours/day
  2. Walking: up to 2 hours/day
  3. Sitting: 50% of working day
  4. Talking/listening: 50% of working day
  5. Use of hands to finger, handle to feet: frequently during working day
  6. Push/pull: up to 2 hours/day
  7. Stoop, kneel or crouch: less than 1 hour/day
  8. Reaching with hands or arms: up to 1/3 of working day
  9. This job requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds several times/day
  10. This job requires clear vision at 20 inches or less and clear vision at 20 feet or more
  11. Work environment is clean, dry with comfortable temperatures
  12. Exposure to infectious diseases is a possible risk as well as potential injury from sharp instruments
  13. Fine Dexterity of both hands is required
  14. Irregular or extended work hours/days possible

Work Habits:

  1. Completes work within a designated time
  2. Demonstrates the ability to work independently and is accountable for own actions
  3. Shows initiative and follow-through
  4. Demonstrates productivity at work (makes good use of down time)
  5. Performs duties willingly and enthusiastically
  6. Returns from breaks, meals, meetings and in-services in a timely manner
  7. Takes appropriate actions when safety issues are identified (reports hazardous situations to appropriate person, removes malfunctioning equipment, etc.)
  8. Follows recommendations designed to reduce worksite injuries (proper body mechanics, personal protective gear, safe sharps, etc.)
  9. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
  10. Demonstrates judicious use of supplies

Organizational requirements:

  1. Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
  2. Wears identification while on duty.
  3. Uses computerized punch time system correctly.
  4. Adheres to Appearance and Dress Code policy, appearance is neat and tidy
  5. Fingernails must be clean, neatly manicured and of reasonable length. Artificial nails may not be worn in identified areas per Infection Control Policy.
  6. Makeup and jewelry should be worn in a conservative and tasteful manner. Jewelry should not present a safety hazard or interfere with job performance.
  7. Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
  8. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  9. Adheres to safety policies as evidenced by in-service attendance records and employee practices.
  10. Maintains regulatory requirements (i.e licensing, certification).
  11. Attends staff meetings, reviews monthly staff meeting minutes of missed meetings.
  12. Parks in designated employee areas.
  13. Does not exceed 3% unscheduled absences.

Promotes a Collaborative and Cooperative Environment:

  1. Establish good rapport and cooperative working relationships with other members of the organization to promote quality care and service.
  2. Handle conflict appropriately (use “I” statements to discuss issues, discuss privately and directly with the individual involved, obtain assistance from supervisor when needed).
  3. Respond appropriately to change (remain open-minded, keep personal agendas out).
  4. Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner (language and actions reflect the mission and vision of CMC).
  5. Participation in performance improvement by identifying problems and potential solutions (Be Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Problem).
  6. Treat patients, family visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity (address individuals courteously, knock before entering, keep voice down, and display positive regard).
  7. Provide exceptional customer service, thus contributing to the “WOW” experience (offer assistance before being asked, go one step extra to help, smile and make eye contact when speaking).

Cognitive Environment Requirements:

  1. Some problem solving required. Make independent judgments & decisions.
  2. Continuously assess situations and determine corrective actions needed.

Emotional Environment Requirements:

  1. Must remain calm & exercise self-control in working relationships.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions of the position without compromising customer service.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

performed by employees, and are not to be considered as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties,

and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, this description does not establish a

contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Job Type
Regular | Regular

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