The Ambulatory Nurse Anesthetist is responsible for providing
anesthesia to and/or monitoring of the patient.
Education: Graduate of accredited registered nursing program and
a graduate of AANA accredited program for Nurse Anesthetist.
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
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
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds
Stand - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Walk - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3
(5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8
Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3
Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 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)
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)
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