Req Number 001R19
Job Category Registered Nurse
Administers anesthesia and anesthesia-related care in collaboration and consultation with anesthesiologists.
*Performs pre-anesthesia patient interview.
*Assembles supplies and equipment for anesthetic cases and checks same for safety and proper function.
*Stocks medication carts and anesthesia machines. Checks and orders supplies and medications when needed.
*Assists in expediting Operating Room schedule by assisting anesthesiologist in preparing the patient.
*Maintains adequate anesthesia supplies and equipment.
*Starts each patient’s IV line in the pre-op holding area.
*Sets up IV fluids for each patient in the pre-op holding area, and labels each with dates/times.
*Stocks adequate amount of narcotics and maintain adequate records of narcotic sheets.
*Makes all documentation in patient medical record.
*Handles calls for emergency intubation.
*Administers anesthetics, relaxants and resuscitative drip solutions, etc. Prepares syringes necessary for induction sequences.
*Participates in in-service instruction and departmental conferences.
Performs related duties as required.
*ADA Essential Functions
Master’s Degree from a nurse anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), required.
Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
Must pass the national certifying examination administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) within one (1) year of employment.