• Senior Nurse Anesthetist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing - Surgical Services/Interventional
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Day Shift
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who provides anesthesia services in a collaborative care team to deliver high-quality, evidence-based anesthesia for the UAMS Main Operating Rooms.  The CRNA provides anesthesia for patients of all acuity levels in a variety of settings.


    Clinical responsibilities of the CRNA are delineated by his or her clinical privileges and may include:

    • Perform and document the preanesthesia assessment and evaluation of the patient.
    • Review, request, and order (as permitted by state law), laboratory/diagnostic studies.
    • Obtain informed consent for anesthesia and related services.
    • Select, obtain, order, and administer preanesthetic medication or treatment.
    • Develop and implement an anesthesia care plan.
    • Select, obtain, prepare, and use equipment, invasive and non-invasive monitors, supplies, and drugs for the administration of sedation, anesthesia, and pain management services; perform safety checks as needed.
    • Select, order, obtain, and administer analgesic and anesthetic agents, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids, or blood products necessary to provide anesthesia services.
    • Perform all aspects of airway management, including fiberoptic intubation.
    • Facilitate emergence and recovery from anesthesia by evaluating patient response, and selecting, ordering, and administering medications, fluids, and ventilator support to maintain patient stability during transfer.
    • Initiate and administer post-anesthesia pharmacological or fluid support of the cardiovascular system.
    • Initiate and administer respiratory support to ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation in the post anesthesia period.
    • Evaluate the patient’s response to anesthesia and surgery; take appropriate corrective action during the post anesthesia period.
    • Provide post anesthesia follow-up evaluation and care.
    • Discharge the patient from the post anesthesia care unit.
    • Implement acute and chronic pain management modalities.
    • Manage emergency situations by assessing, stabilizing, and determining disposition of patients, including providing airway management, administration of emergency drugs and fluids, and using basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques.
    • Participates in required educational programs.
    • Participates in monthly departmental meetings.
    • Seeks ongoing professional educational growth.
    • Maintains current licensure requirements for CRNA practice


    Master Degree in Nurse Anesthesia with current CRNA license, plus certified by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.  Must have accountability and the high level problem solving abilities. 


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