CRNA - Jacksonville, North Carolina

Posted On Mar 1



Basic qualifications for a nurse anesthetist should include:

  • State licensure as a registered professional nurse.
  • Graduation from an approved program of nurse anesthesia accredited by Council an Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or its predecessor.
  • Certification by the Council on Certification or Recertification by the Council on Recertification or respective predecessors or if pending, initial certification evidence of graduation from approved nurse anesthesia education program.
  • In accordance with the requirements set forth by the Council on Recertification, each CRNA must complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education every 2 years. There must be      documentation of substantial engagement in the practice of anesthesia, consisting of a minimum of 850 hours of clinical practice over the two-year recertification period.
  • Must possess and maintain BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Pervious work experience is not required. There will be two to four-week orientation period (working with a CRNA) for all new employees. The length of time will depend on previous experience and clinical skills.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of current anesthetic agents, techniques, drugs, and equipment. Have knowledge and skills necessary to modify care according to patient’s age. Has the ability to interpret information and to identify each patient’s requirement for care relative to his/her age specific needs. Must have considerable ability to make independent decisions under stress and to maintain a professional demeanor with patients, co-workers, and physicians.
  • The CRNA will work with a variety of types of patients, form newborn to elderly, vigilant to details, making quick decisions with the realization that any mistake may result in serious consequences to the patient. The CRNA will be exposed to the following environmental hazards: volatile anesthesia agents, x-rays and other radioactive materials, infectious diseases, and cleaning chemicals.
  • Assignments will be received from the Chief Nurse Anesthetist with the approval of Medical Director of the Anesthesia Department.
  • The CRNA will receive general administrative supervision form the CHIEF Nurse Anesthetist, direct medical supervision forms the Medical Director of the Anesthesia Department or the MDAon call.
  • The CRNA must interact in a professional manner with all employees of the hospital. 

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