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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) South SacramentoLocation: Sacramento, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 725289 Date posted: 08/08/2018
- Conducts and/or reviews anesthetic evaluation of patients prior to surgical proceedings, deliveries or other pertinent medical procedures in hospital setting; consults with anesthesiologists and/or surgeons.
- Reviews patients charts, including permits, pre-operative medications, lab work, and any other significant variations, such as hearing aids, dentures, contact lenses, or other prostheses, in accordance with KP's policies and procedures and the departmental policy.
- Evaluates patients to identify apparent difficulties with airway control, etc.
- Ensures that all pre-anesthesia evaluations are documented thoroughly according to policies and standards.
- Explains tests, procedures and disease processes to patients and their family as indicated; explains the major anesthetic risks to patients as requested and documents that the risks are explained to patients.
- Develops the care regimen of assigned patients; reviews the care regimen with the supervising physician and gains concurrence; implements the anesthesia plan; starts IV solution, administers selected anesthetic, choice of anesthetic consistent with patient safety, surgical need, possible post-operative complications, and patients history and conditions. and evaluates and manages the patient, according to departmental policy.
- Participates with post anesthesia care unit personnel in a patient safety oriented interface when patients are transferred from the surgery suite.
- Monitors patients' vital signs, such as blood pressure and observes any significant physical changes; informs anesthesiologist and/or surgeon of patient's condition and takes any necessary remedial action such as infant resuscitation when necessary.
- Mixes solutions to required concentrations, such as Pentothal, succinylcholine, vaso-active drugs etc. Keeps current accurate and complete record of procedures performed and patients' conditions immediately prior to the administration of anesthesia according to established standards.
- Performs procedures done outside of OR, such as intubation, arterial line placement, etc., in accordance with policies and procedures, competencies, and physician order.
- Charts details of procedures done on progress notes.
- Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.
- Graduate of an accredited school of anesthesia.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current California RN License.
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and registered in the State of California.
- BLS required.
- Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
- Must be eligible for Medicare/Medi-Cal enrollment. Medicare enrollment requires current certification by one of the following organizations: Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists or the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
- Demonstrated understanding of all regulatory requirements and legal consequences of anesthesia care.
- Proven ability to exercise professional prerogatives based on sound clinical judgment.
- Demonstrated track record of following the precautionary and preventive measures in giving patient care.
- Demonstrated ability to work in teams and have proven communications and listening skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in interpersonal relations, customer service, adaptability and change management.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- ACLS certification preferred.
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Through professional practice and leadership, nurses at Kaiser Permanente continually advance the art and science of nursing. But we recognize that what we do is more than clinical practice. We believe that every interaction — whether it is with a patient, a colleague, a physician, or anyone else — has the potential to be extraordinary. And we find that approaching our daily routine with this in mind gives each and every action new meaning and allows us to focus on the moment, empowering us to deliver expert care.
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