Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 9 months ago(5/23/2018 7:27 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    1st Shift/Variable Hours
    Full Time
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.


    PH DuBois offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PH DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

    Administers local, inhalation, intravenous, and other anesthetics to induce total or partial loss of sensation or consciousness in- patients during surgery, deliveries, or other medical and dental procedures.


    * Complies with PH DuBois polices and procedures, with accreditation agency requirements, federal, state, or local law and regulations.

    • Administer Anesthesia to patients of all age groups under the medical direction of an anesthesiologist.
    • Inserting intravenous catheters and performing arterial puncture for blood gas
    • Identifies and manages emergency situations including adequacy of recovery, antagonism of muscle relaxants, narcotics or other agents, and implementing appropriate management techniques.  Participation of CPR in absence of a physician according to established protocol.


    • Assists in positioning the patient on the operating room table, prepares prescribed solutions, and administers local, intravenous, spinal, caudal or other anesthetics in which the practitioner is competent to administer
    • Keeps abreast of current techniques including age-specific issues appropriate to the conduct of anesthesia and implement the techniques with established protocol.
    • Provides professional observation and resuscitative care and requests consultation whenever appropriate during postoperative period
    • Selection of anesthetic agents and techniques with an appropriate concurrence from the Anesthesiologist.
    • Induction and maintenance of anesthesia and analgesia during the intra-operative course, including endotracheal intubation and extubation
    • Performance of supportive life functions, including endotracheal intubation and management of blood or fluid, and electrolyte loss and replacement and maintenance of cardiovascular and respiratory functions
    • Recognition of abnormal patient response and corrective action and consultation with surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist
    • Fits mask to patient's face, turns dials and sets gauges of equipment to regulate flow of oxygen   and gases to administer anesthetic by inhalation method
    • Notes patient's skin color and dilation of pupils and observes video screen and digital display of computerized equipment to monitor patient's vital signs during anesthesia
    • Utilize all current techniques in monitoring
    • Recommends and maintains adequate supplies and equipment necessary for the safe administration of anesthesia
    • Makes post-anesthetic visits to all inpatients within 24 hours to explain verbally the anesthesia part of the operation and write any notes on patient chart
    • Maintain accurate anesthetic records
    • Reviews patient's chart and pre-anesthetic evaluation in the surgical holding area prior to the administering of anesthesia
    • General duties as assigned


    • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Pennsylvania required.
    • Satisfactory completion of a course of training in an accredited school of Nurse Anesthesia fully recognized by the American Association of Nursing Anesthetist.
    • National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists certified required
    • ACLS certified within 12 months of hire date required


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