Bayhealth Newark, DE

About the Job

General Summary

Administers anesthesia to all age specific patients having a wide variety of surgical, obstetric, or diagnostic procedures in collaboration with an anesthesiologist. Provides airway management and trauma services on a 24-hour basis.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities

1) Collects and prepares materials needed for a specific procedure within 15 minutes of completion of prior case. Performs daily equipment checks to assure equipment is functioning properly.

2) For each procedure, performs a thorough pre-anesthesia assessment and evaluation of patient and accompanying chart; ensures that appropriate tests have been completed and findings/results are documented on patient's chart.

3) Obtains and verifies that an informed consent has been obtained by a qualified provider; ensures all results are logged on patient's chart. Participates in full-stop and time-out procedures.

4) Formulates and documents a patient-specific plan for anesthesia care, based on pre-anesthetic assessment, problem analysis, anticipated surgical procedure, current anesthesia principles, and anesthetic recommendations. Communicates and discusses these plan results with the attending anesthesiologist through specific discussion for each patient.

5) During procedure, induce and maintain anesthesia at required levels, as defined by patient specific plan, and in accordance with defined standards.

6) Conduct continuous and vigilant clinical observation of the patient's physiologic condition as appropriate for the type of anesthesia used. Document all activity, including omission of any standard and the reason stated on the patient's anesthesia record.

7) Notify attending anesthesiologist at the start and completion of every case and if patient-specific plan of anesthesia is altered before or during a procedure.

8) Audit patient's medical record to assure complete documentation of pertinent information. Include documentation of all interventions and patient responses.

9) Assess patient's status to determine when safe to transfer the responsibility of care to other qualified providers. Complete discharge documentation and record hand-off of the patient on the anesthesia record.

10) Maintains Infection Prevention standards.

11) All other duties as assigned, within the scope and range of job responsibilities.

Minimum Education and Experience




A registered nurse who has successfully completed an accredited anesthesia program approved by the Council of Accreditation of the Educational Programs of Nurse Anesthesia

Master's Degree in Nursing



2 or more years' experience as a CRNA

Computer/Software Knowledge:

Basic computer literacy



Current certification from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Active licensure as a registered nurse and advanced nurse practitioner with the State of Delaware. BLS required.

Active member of the AANA, DANA and DNA.