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CRNA, Per Diem

Job ID 14592376


The CRNA is responsible for the pre-operative, intra-operative, and immediate post-operative care of the patient requiring anesthesia for surgical, medical, therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. This care includes, but is not limited to, pre-operative assessments, anesthetic care plans, assembly and care of specialized equipment; application, insertion and interpretation of data from anesthetic monitors; airway management; delivery of general, regional anesthesia, and monitored anesthetic care; induction, maintenance, and emergence of the patient; care of the patient in the immediate post-operative setting; and post-operative assessments in collaboration with a physician member of the Department of Anesthesiology. These services are rendered in our 16 main operating rooms. 

Schedule:  Per Diem

About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.


Basic qualifications for the CRNA applicant for clinical privileges shall include: 

1. State licensure as a registered professional nurse. Compliance with Massachusetts regulatory requirements regulating advanced practice for nurse anesthesia.
2. Graduation from a program of Nurse Anesthesia education accredited by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) or its predecessor.
3. Certification by the Council on Certification or recertification by the Council on Recertification or their respective predecessors.
4. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

Clinical Responsibilities:
The following list of anesthesia and related services should be utilized to delineate the clinical responsibilities of the individual who can demonstrate new or continued competency. More clinical responsibilities may be added as additional education and experience is obtained by the individual practitioner.
• Pre-anesthesia assessment
• Requesting laboratory/diagnostic studies
• Pre-anesthetic medication
• General anesthesia and adjuvant drugs
• Regional anesthesia monitoring
• Sedation techniques
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation management
• Invasive and noninvasive placement and monitoring
• Airway management techniques
• Mechanical ventilation/oxygen therapy
• Fluid, electrolyte, acid-base management
• Blood, blood products, plasma expanders
• Peripheral intravenous/arterial catheter placement
• Acute and chronic pain therapy
• Select, administer, and reconcile medications in accordance with Federal, State and hospital policies.
• Post anesthesia care/discharge
• Seeks physician direction based on patient condition
• Must adhere to I.C.A.R.E Standards

Working Conditions:
Anesthesia care is given in the main operating rooms of the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, or its affiliating institutions, as well as several designated “Out of OR” locations, which are, for example, Radiology, Cardiac Cath Lab, CT, MRI, MRT, Endoscopy, Angiography, among others. These locations are often geographically far from the main ORs.

In these environments, work proceeds in an atmosphere that includes many forms of electrical, mechanical, gas driven, and radiation and laser emitting equipment. The environment can be warm, cold, dimly lit and crowded as well as spacious and well lit.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.
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