Altru Health System


Grand Forks, ND
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Sep 01, 2020
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Job Summary

The Anesthetist performs a complete preanesthetic assessment and appropriate care according to patient diagnosis and physician orders. This position formulates the plan of care around the patient's response to the anesthetic. The Anesthetist provides education and corrective action as needed for the patient.
  • Anesthesia Care Team - Medical Direction.
  • General, orthopedics, ENT, OB/GYN, vascular, cardiac, plastics, endoscopy and NORA. 16,000-17000 anesthesia cases per year. 12,000 surgical cases.
  • 9 Anesthesiologists. 34 CRNAs (28 FTEs).
  • Variety of shifts. 8, 10, 12 and 24 shifts. 2 CRNAs on call for evening, night, and weekend cases.
  • Shifts start at 0630, 0730, 0900, and 1100.
  • Call is 1 in 7 days, every 7 th weekend. This will be changing to 1 in 6 days and every 6 th weekend to provide improved access/decrease shift length.
  • 1 week of CME, $2000 per year.
Essential Job Functions
Provides anesthesia care which is appropriate to the patient diagnosis, age and physician orders, following the CRNA Scope of Practice.

Performs a thorough and complete preanesthetic assessment according to standard operating procedure.

Obtains informed consent for the planned anesthetic intervention from the patient or legal guardian and documents this on the patient record.

Provides education regarding anesthesia care and evaluates the patient's response.

Formulates, implements and adjusts the anesthesia plan of care to adapt to the patient's response to the anesthetic, initiating corrective actions as required.

Completes all documentation according to standard operating procedure.

Identifies high risk situations and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Performs pain assessment and takes appropriate action according to standard operating procedure.

Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
    • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
    • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
    • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
    • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.
License, Certification & Registration
ND Registered Nurse - Required

ND APRN - Required

ND CRNA- Required

Basic Life Support (BLS) - Required

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Required

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Required
Education & Experience
Master's in Nursing - Required

1 Year of Experience - Preferred

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