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Nurse Anesthetist

St. Luke's Hospital
Duluth

Job Description

The Nurse Anesthetist is responsible for providing anesthesia to and/or monitoring of the patient.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Graduate of accredited registered nursing program and a graduate of AANA accredited program forNurse Anesthetist.
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as a Registered Nurse; Registered Nurse license in the State of Wisconsin if assigned to Anesthesia Outreach; must complete and pass a qualifying examination/certification as CRNA within one (1) year of hire.

BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.

ACLS and PALS certifications upon hire.

Nurse Anesthetists employed as of 10/01/2014 must obtain NRP certification by 10/01/2015. Nurse Anesthetists hired after 10/02/2014 must obtain NRP certification within one (1) year of hire.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: N/A
Experience: N/A
Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledgeable in anesthesia machines; work well with MDs, MDAs, CRNAs, Anesthesia Assistant, Anesthesia Attendant, Surgery and PACU personnel and other Hospital departments. Ability to communicate orally and written. Maintain good physical and mental health; maintain professional quality and appearance; punctuality. Assign work load to CRNAs; trouble shoot equipment problems; order equipment and supplies as needed; assist with policies/procedures, budget, etc.; attend meetings as necessary. Work with MDAs, CRNAs and PACU as needed; work with Vice President of Patient Services, Director of Surgical Services and Chief of Anesthesiology.
READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES -Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds
Stand - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 to 5.5 hours)
Walk - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 to 5.5 hours)
Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours)
Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Occasional Exposure to Laser Vision/Vision Screening. Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

Employment Type

Full-time

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